The Pain and the Fury

Linda Perlstein could not be more right about this:

People want to see test scores rise, fast. Well, guess what? The kind of change required for that to happen causes pain. Lots. ALWAYS.

I was having a wonderful conversation this morning with some funders, and someone made the point that leaders engaged in change management are made or broken then they decide whether to push past the hard stuff (made) or to abandon change at the pain points (broken).  It’s always hard, and you have to deal with it.

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2 Responses to The Pain and the Fury

  1. Jeff Flynn says:

    Could not agree more. Managers of change need to gear up for a fierce battle with status-quo, and use their thick skin to put up with the opposition.

  2. Pingback: Missed Congeniality « Meeting the Turnaround Challenge

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