Are you currently leading a major change initiative? Then I have good news for you: perhaps change is not as hard as you might think!
The brilliant article below debunks the myth that "70% of change efforts fail." Instead, "Adaptation is the rule of human existence, not the exception."
As leaders and consultants we need to be aware that our team members are not entering change situations with a blank slate. Two decades of hearing about mythical failure rates has planted the seeds of bias against success in our minds. And every time we say “change is hard” we water those seeds. (...) Instead of pouring more gas on our burning platforms, we could remind ourselves and our teams that we have been learning new skills and adapting to new environments literally since the day we squirmed out of the womb. Every time we feel the impulse to say “change is hard,” we could make a different claim that is every bit as accurate: Adaptation is the rule of human existence, not the exception.