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Leading: Sharing Accountability

Leading Blog

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. This can only be accomplished by creating a leadership mindset throughout the entire organization. It is shared accountability.

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

Change Starts Here

” One quote that never seems to be mentioned is this follow up in 1995, where Michael Hammer said: “In Reengineering the Corporation , we estimated that between 50 and 70 percent of reengineering efforts were not successful in achieving the desired breakthrough performance.

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Stop Using the Excuse “Organizational Change Is Hard”

Harvard Business Review

Hughes traces the mythical 70% failure rate back to the 1993 book Reengineering the Corporation , in which authors Michael Hammer and James Champy stated: “our unscientific estimate is that as many as 50 percent to 70 percent of the organizations that undertake a reengineering effort do not achieve the dramatic results they intended.”

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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. Let's focus on one specific type of factor that deeply affects collaboration: the appetite for change and speedy integration, versus the tendency towards process and deliberation. Is there an appreciation for the need for change?

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Should You Gamble on Your Company's Leadership?

Harvard Business Review

This motto is vastly more ambitious than the previous one — to educate leaders who "make a decent profit — decently" — and ambition, as Nitin Nohria (now HBS's Dean) and James Champy wrote in The Arc of Ambition , is usually a valuable quality.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” To read the complete article, [.].

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Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery

Harvard Business Review

Jim Champy is a consultant and author. Most hospitals already operate on the edge of profitability. It's time for health care professionals to take on the redesign of their work. No angel of government can or should do it for them. He is currently a 2011 Advanced Leadership Research Fellow at Harvard.