It’s a brand new year.
Are you ready for a new start? Are you considering a culture change in your organization? Check out these quotes for some inspiration and wisdom.
Considering The Reality:
“The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades.” John P. Kotter
“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Peter Drucker
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Henry Ford
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” Michelangelo
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” Jim Rohn
“Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy
Culture change is necessary and inevitable.
Considering The Difficulty:
“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” Niccolo Machiavelli
“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” Charles Kettering
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” Peter Drucker
“Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.” James Belasco and Ralph Stayer
Culture change isn’t easy.
Considering The Strategy:
“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.” Niccolo Machiavelli
“Change before you have to.” Jack Welch
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates
“Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.” Philip Crosby
“The key to change . . . is to let go of fear.” Rosanne Cash
“Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers and business.” Mark Sanborn
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale
“If you get the culture right, most of the other stuff will just take care of itself.” Tony Hsieh
Embrace culture change and build it into your strategy.
Here’s to all you courageous leaders addressing your culture change needs in 2015.
Happy New Year!