Fuel Your New Year's Resolution:
Change The Approach, Change The Outcome
By Jim Madsen
By mid-February, 80 percent of us will have broken our New Year’s resolutions. This is according to research by US News & World Report.
Albert Einstein is often credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” Whether Einstein actually said this is irrelevant. What’s relevant is how many of us make resolutions and break them so quickly year after year.
Keeping a personal change resolution isn’t as easy as you’d think. People apply the same tactics they used in the past (if any) and fail shortly after they begin. Changing the outcome requires changing the approach.
Dr. John Kotter is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on Leadership and Change. He’s the architect of a renowned eight-step process for leading planned change in large organizations.
Since its introduction over 20 years ago, organizations began facing more increasingly turbulent, disruptive and unplanned changes than ever before. Kotter acknowledged his process could handle change, but only to a point. Addressing such rapid changes required less hierarchal-rooted processes, and greater agility, fluidity and risk taking.
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