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Leading: Sharing Accountability

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James Champy and Nitin Nohria cautioned us not to assume that no one else on the premises can match our own ambition, competence, and vision. Uncertainty necessitates the need for finding more wisdom within our organizations. This can only be accomplished by creating a leadership mindset throughout the entire organization. Leadership

Add Women, Get Smarter: What’s the Deal with Social Sensitivity?

First Friday Book Synopsis

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It’s Time to Abolish the 70% Change Failure Rate Statistic

Change Starts Here

You don’t have to be in or near the field of change management long before you hear a daunting statistic: 70% of change initiatives fail.

The Soft Things that Make Mergers Hard

Harvard Business Review

As Jim Champy says of major organization change, "One of the things I always look for is the appetite for change. Numerous commentators have targeted culture and "soft" interpersonal issues as an important contributor of M&A success or failure. What is needed is a mental model to frame the otherwise vague label of "culture." People shut down.

Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery

Harvard Business Review

Jim Champy is a consultant and author. He is currently a 2011 Advanced Leadership Research Fellow at Harvard. Editor's note: This post is part of a three-week series examining innovation in health care, published in partnership with the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Think twice.