Four Ways to Lead a Successful Transformation - Scott Keller and Colin Price - Harvard Business Review | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Managing an organizational transformation, executives tell us, is like trying to change the wheels on a bike while you're riding it. You have to take your organization apart and put it back together in a new way, but you have to keep the business running at the same time. It's a lot to ask, and the senior leader bears much of the burden.

 

Being at the top of an organization makes you uniquely visible: consciously or not, you provide cues about what matters that everyone else will follow. When we were researching Beyond Performance, we found that little had been written about this crucial responsibility during a transformation. So we drew on our own involvement in scores of major change programs to identify the roles that only senior leaders can perform...