Leaders Unbalance the Force


Kurt Lewin (1951), organizational theorist of “three phases” fame, also developed the concept of force fields in change. Lewin basically asserts that there are forces that drive change or progress toward a goal (helping forces) and forces that drive resistance to change (hindering forces). When leading change in organizations, the primary role for leadership is to unbalance the force. Lewin, K. Leadership change lewin

Leadership Posts from Top Bloggers

Michael Lee Stallard

Check out recent favorite blog posts from a sampling of top bloggers on leadership below. Welcome to the January edition of the Leadership Development Carnival , New Year’s Edition! It’s an eclectic mix… some reflections, predictions, “best of&# lists, and the usual sage collection of leadership questions, advice and wisdom. Scott Eblin has been finding some Leadership Lessons in Yoga.

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3 Stages of Change. Unfreezing; Movement; Re-Freezing

Mike Cardus

Lewin/Schein change Model – Summation from ‘ The Corporate Culture Survival Guide ’ Edgar Schein. Multiple forces established by past observational learning + experience and cultural influences tend to maintain the current behavior. Photo Credit. “If

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Guest Post: Change Management Models

Change Starts Here

First I found Kurt Lewin’s Unfreeze – Change – Refreeze model. Style: what is the leadership style? Enclaria’s Irresistible Change model combines parts of many of the other models and adds a focus on personal influence.


Grieving for a Colleague: Deep, Silent, and Solitary

Harvard Business Review

The news had just hit that Danny Lewin — the co-founder of Akamai Technologies, its charismatic CTO, a former commando in the Israeli Special Forces, and MIT mathematics genius who led the company from a math class to an IPO and a market cap of $30 billion — had suddenly died. Just days ago, I shared this lesson — learned a decade ago — with a new colleague who needed it: "There are three principles of leadership: Lead by example.

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