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Ambiguity: the emerging impact of mindfulness for change leaders

Ambiguity: the emerging impact of mindfulness for change leaders

Organizations around the world have a growing need to adapt faster and faster. During a time of rapid adaptation to new systems and strategies, what has worked for organizations and their members in the past is simply not enough as transformational change is required, and substantial ambiguity mounts. Today the demand for change leaders that can effectively deal with ambiguity is high. At the same time, recent organizational research suggests that leaders drawing on mindfulness manage ambiguity in new and…

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Myth: 70% of Organizational Change Initiatives Fail

Myth: 70% of Organizational Change Initiatives Fail

“70% of organizational change initiatives fail,” or some close variant of the phrase, can be found in the Harvard Business Review, cited by management consulting firms like Gallup and McKinsey, and published in popular press outlets. Oddly, there isn’t any empirical evidence to support this claim. Heather Stagl provides a nice overview of this particular myth and a review article by Mark Hughes of University of Brighton. Reference Hughes, M. (2011). Do 70 per cent of all organizational change initiatives…

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