Choose Change!

Lead Change Blog

Rogers categorizes coworkers into five groups, according to how they deal with accepting new ideas: The innovators are always in for a new idea and are quick to adopt; often also quick to drop an idea in favor of a new, more attractive looking idea. The early adopters first take a critical look at the proposal before deciding whether it’s a good idea or not. The early majority eventually want to hook up with the new idea, but want some proof that it works before committing.

Change Management Lessons from Eating Snakes and Rats

Lead Change Blog

However, I had influenced the right people and won the opportunity to attend the Army Jungle Survival School in the Republic of Panama as an interim stop on my route to Southeast Asia. Change Management Is Bolstered By Peer Influence.

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How to Overcome the 3 Organizational Barriers to Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Again, executive influence comes into play here. strategy talent management leadership development business case change influence “The truth is that no one factor makes a company admirable; but if you were forced to pick the one that makes the most difference, you’d pick leadership.”.

Is Your Organization Digitally Mature?

Leading Blog

Technology changes faster than individuals can adopt it (the adoption gap ); individuals adapt more quickly to that change than organizations can (the adaptation gap ), and organizations adjust more quickly than legal and societal institutions can (the assimilation gap ).

Prerequisites for Change Adoption

Change Starts Here

And what can it tell us about some of the prerequisites for change adoption? Seeing others driving the car not only made it safe, but made me realize if I wanted to be on the early adoption side of the curve, I would have to hurry up! Influence

Cascades: 6 Principles for Creating Transformational Change

Leading Blog

The alternative you present must be better not just for the believers but for those outside the early adopter group. Yet by continually making new connections, they were able to shift the center of the networks and gain influence.

How to Lead a Redneck

Lead Change Blog

Many leaders took classes to learn how to influence ESTJ’s or Analytics or Controllers. And what about the baby boomers who are “can-do,” purpose-driven early adopters who care more about learning than a gold watch, use Snapchat and listen to Jay Z?”

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Is Blogging Dead?

N2Growth Blog

This is simply flawed logic based upon a lack of understanding about what’s really influencing the decline. Many successful bloggers today were not necessarily first-movers, but rather fast-followers able to leap frog the early adopters. To expand spheres of influence.

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Corporate Culture And Changing Behavior

Eric Jacobson

Smith and O''Connell go on to explain that: Given the importance of peer influence, people need to perceive that respected peers are adopting change.

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Guest Post: Change Management Models

Change Starts Here

There is little or no point in worrying about the later steps until you have taken care of the early ones. Like the Kubler-Ross model the innovation adoption curve categorises people. It got me thinking… How does the Rogers adoption model link to the Kubler-Ross model?


Get Buy-In for Your Crazy Idea

Harvard Business Review

Everett Rodgers, a sociology professor at Ohio State University published the now famous Diffusion of Innovation in 1962 and coined the term “early adopter.” You need influence to succeed. When all five factors are met, ideas are far more likely to be widely adopted.

Accelerating Customer Adoption at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Harvard Business Review

How can you accelerate customer adoption of the best solutions? They engage trusted, local influencers to build credibility. They encourage viral marketing through early adopters. So how to reduce these risks and accelerate early adoption?

Birthing a Baby Unicorn: The Anatomy of a Successful Startup Launch

Great Leadership By Dan

But, it’s better to get feedback from early customers, not board members. Startups should hire only upstream firms, then use their experienced outsider perspective to build a solid story that will attract attention and followers among media, analysts and industry influencers.

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Ten Ways to Get People to Change

Harvard Business Review

Embracing a new behavior typically follows a diffusion curve — early adopters, safe followers, late-comers. Diffusion theory holds, however, that this is not a random process: Key influencers make it tip.

Like It or Not, You Are Always Leading by Example

Harvard Business Review

What do they actually do that influences and inspires? Influence: What influence and impact do the examples actually have on people’s perception and behavior? How do their leadership examples impact and influence our own? Similarly, the pragmatic beauty of lead-by-example interrogatories is how quickly they translate executive introspection into easily testable hypotheses about influence. Examples are as much about exchange as influence.

Entrepreneurs, Economic Growth, and the Enlightenment

Harvard Business Review

Those early adopters of technology – let’s call them entrepreneurs, or maybe even founders – helped drive overall economic vitality. Even if those with upper tail knowledge have disproportionate influence on productivity tech, it’s not the whole story.

What Groupon and LivingSocial Cannot Offer

Harvard Business Review

This likely influenced Google to reportedly offer Groupon $6 billion for the company ( which was turned down ) and the company to raise a record $950 million from investors. The costs are clearly high, but companies with products that tend to generate early buzz seem to do very well.

25 Years Ago I Coined the Phrase ?Triple Bottom Line.? Here?s Why It?s Time to Rethink It.

Harvard Business Review

This idea infused platforms like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), influencing corporate accounting, stakeholder engagement and, increasingly, strategy. It was supposed to provoke deeper thinking about capitalism and its future, but many early adopters understood the concept as a balancing act, adopting a trade-off mentality. David Aubrey/Getty Images.

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To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

Harvard Business Review

We tend to overestimate the power of influence. So if you want to create real change, it is not power and influence that you need, but those who seek to overthrow them. Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority.

The Strategic Value of APIs

Harvard Business Review

Early adopters will be able to significantly expand their revenues by discovering and joining forces with blockbuster complementors. In its early days, its user interface was not good enough for regular users.

The Amazon Fire Launch: What’s New and What They Stole From Apple

Harvard Business Review

But of the 60,000 who petitioned to attend, very few wound up among the 500 media and influencer attendees. Early adopters and innovators will no doubt rush to buy it, and they’ll show it off to their friends. This will depend on how much hype Amazon can continue to generate, and what it does next to motivate early adopters to check out this new eye candy. Yesterday, Amazon unveiled the new product it had worked us up into a fever pitch to see.

Using Big Data to Make Wiser Medical Decisions

Harvard Business Review

The raw data were just numbers, although they helped reveal interesting information — that none of my life activities (commuting, tea drinking, work) influence my blood pressure. As the chief information officer of a large academic medical center, I oversee four petabytes of data.

How to Set Up an AI R&D Lab

Harvard Business Review

Each practice serves to influence the other. While we can’t yet predict how it will re-shape the market, the prevalence with which AI is already embedded into our core technologies favors early adoption. Paper Boat Creative/Getty Images.

Put Your Customers on Stage

Harvard Business Review

A few are entrepreneurial start-ups desperate for closer ties with their early adopter clientele. While their demo undeniably influenced customer interaction, the reality was that customers came with their own issues "top of mind," not the vendor's. Or is the purpose of their presence to influence the roadmap's cartography and inform strategy? On occasion, I moderate and facilitate customer events for a variety of firms.

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Which Social Network Makes Your Customers Buy?

Harvard Business Review

Yet I've never once heard the question: Is this social network actually the one where our prospects and customers are influenced to buy? We immersed ourselves in the StockTwits community among our target users, listening, asking questions, and building relationships (some people became our beta testers and early adopters).

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Team Chemistry Is the New Holy Grail of Performance Analytics

Harvard Business Review

Are their particular game situations where their positive—or negative—influence is statistically pronounced? have become early adopters and innovators in multidimensional measurements for individuals and teams alike. A talented videogame-designing friend had a ready quip whenever start-up executives asked him if he was a “team player.” “Yes,” Yes,” he always responded, “team captain.” He usually got hired.

The Obama Administration’s Roadmap for AI Policy

Harvard Business Review

The report notes: “where regulatory responses to the addition of AI threaten to increase the cost of compliance, or slow the development or adoption of beneficial innovations, policymakers should consider how those responses could be adjusted…” But regulation can help too, as the administration recognizes. Well-designed regulations will influence the rate and direction of innovation by creating incentives for the private sector to invest in ways that most benefit society.

How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 7 Years

Harvard Business Review

The choice of those markets was influenced by their degree of attractiveness, such as from shared similarities, the presence of affluent consumers, and the availability of broadband internet. Fernando Trabanco Fotografía/Getty Images.

How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 8 Years

Harvard Business Review

The choice of those markets was influenced by their degree of attractiveness, such as from shared similarities, the presence of affluent consumers, and the availability of broadband internet. Fernando Trabanco Fotografía/Getty Images.

Great Corporate Strategies Thrive on the Right Amount of Tension

Harvard Business Review

Certain project leaders at IBM started an initiative to build a community of web fans, i.e. early adopters of the web, that would subsequently transform the company. We suggest the following: Adopt a mindset for stress: Make sure that you do not view strategic stress as a problem from the outset—you want your strategy to be subjected to some stress. Set up for stress: Proactively think about how emerging autonomous projects can influence your strategy and its execution.

Why We Don’t Trust Driverless Cars — Even When We Should

Harvard Business Review

In additional research , we found that the influence of recommendation algorithms on choices is greater for hedonic products – characterized by pleasure-oriented consumption (e.g., These early adopters work out the kinks and make the technology understandable to the general public. Early fatalities could turn the general public against self-driving cars very quickly.

The Rise of the Digital CMO

Harvard Business Review

You can see a strong precedent for this in the open source software movement, which didn''t go mainstream until its early adopters progressed through the ranks. In other words, they have the self-awareness and the confidence to take bold action even when the context has shifted beyond their sphere of influence and scope of expertise. Fact: When it comes to marketing spending, analog still outstrips digital by a factor of three to one. How could this be?, you ask.

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Convincing Skeptical Employees to Adopt New Technology

Harvard Business Review

What can you do to increase early and rapid adoption? ” Here are some ideas for encouraging the adoption of a new technology. Technologies that require multi-day training programs and hefty user manuals are a surefire recipe for employee bellyaching and a stalled adoption.

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How to Engage Your Customers and Employees

Harvard Business Review

Without engagement, the influence of brands will continue to decline and big organizations will lose out on the best workers. The recurring problem — culture always trumps technology in adoption of new tools. Finally, currencies influence behavior through an exchange of value.

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