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December 03, 2007


Rodney Brim

Ian, great summary of a 3 important change related strategies. I recently wrote a blog on "Letting the Dead, bury the Dead" []
as a needed approach for managing people and performance improvement. I'm curious if you agree. I also just put up a blog on software adoption system tipping points,
which I think adds a 4th, but valuable point to your discussion. My experience is that missing a system tipping point is a huge obstacle to driving performance improvement and ultimately executing strategy.

Rodney Brim, CEO
Performance Solutions Technology,


Rodney, thank you for the comment and thank you for the two blogs 'Let the dead bury the dead' and 'System tipping points..' both of which I would recommend that others read because they do highlight challenges that any change agent faces when leading a change process or executing strategy.
We have certainly experienced the 'Dead Wall' and the challenges of confrontation necessary with those who 'block' change but because of their 'perceived power' sponsors try to work around them to ensure that a project moves forward. You are absolutely right when you suggest that by insisting people change or else let them go - as much as it hurts - it does usually make things much better, not worse. Which leads to your article on 'System tipping points' and your last point - 'If you miss the tipping point the system or software adoption is severely compromised.' How often we see this occur and a project that should take say, 6 weeks to implement takes alot longer and costs blow out as a result which then leads to other challenges. Great points Rodney. Thanks. ian

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Awesome article - even 4 years later - it's a great seeing how your described the ways in which culture and ethics are very much intertwined with strategy and performance - not to mention satisfaction and employee retention!

Thanks again!


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