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Top 20+ awesome quotes on change management

Quotes on change management are useful to help motivation & inspiration & create success in business & management.

Companies most likely to be successful in making change work to their advantage are the ones that no longer view change as a discrete event to be managed, but as a constant opportunity to evolve the business. Change readiness is the new change management – Change readiness is the ability to continuously initiate and respond to change in ways that create advantage, minimize risk, and sustain performance.

Top 20+ inspirational quotes on change management for your change management initiative

  1. Slowness to change usually means fear of the new – Philip Crosby
  2. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek – Barack Obama
  3. Change before you have to – Jack Welch
  4. People don’t resist change. They resist being changed! – Peter Senge
  5. If you want to make enemies, try to change something – Woodrow Wilson
  6. The key to change …… is to let go of fearRosanne Cash
  7. Our only security is our ability to change – John Lilly
  8. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude – Maya Angelou
  9. The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress – Charles Kettering
  10. Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed – the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day – Frances Hesselbein
  11. The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic – Peter Drucker
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad – not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life – to keep us moving … to keep us growing … to keep us interested … Imagine life without change. It would be static … boring … dull – Dr. Dennis O’Grady
  16. Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times – Niccolo Machiavelli
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Change your thoughts and you change your world – Norman Vincent Peale
  20. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading – Lao Tzu
  21. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got – Anonymous

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Experienced senior executive, both at a strategic and operational level, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement and development and change management. International experience from management positions in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland

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Experienced senior executive, both at a strategic and operational level, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement and development and change management. International experience from management positions in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland

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5 comments on “Top 20+ awesome quotes on change management

May 5, 2011 11:39 am

Carolin Jauss

The key to change is trust. If people trust in the future scenario, they will let go the past. If people trust their leaders, they will believe the change vision. If they trust in a final state of stability, they have less fear about having some unsteady times. If they trust that their performance is evaluated in a fair way, they perform even without thinking about.
Therefore Change Leadership means to build trust to the people led. If you are a leader and you need to change, ask yourself openly if you would trust yourself. Talk about those elements where you have no guarantee as well as about those, where people can trust in you, and share fear.

June 12, 2011 7:43 am

Torben Rick

“Its not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change” Charles Darwin

February 2, 2012 12:43 pm

Sharon Nayyar

I find peope are extremely reluctant to change unless they experience a crisis, be it financial, professional or emotional, they always seem to need a wake up call before actually making the changes necessary to survive. Is that always good?

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May 29, 2014 8:24 pm

Chris Heath

Don’t forget this classic – “The soft stuff is the hard stuff”. – Michael Hammer (and others)

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