Tag Archives: change management

Innovation and The Lego Movie

I’d been putting off seeing this film but finally watched it with my family on Thanksgiving.  By mid-film, most my family had drifted out of the room, which left me and my 26-year-old son, who just happens to be a filmmaker. Despite the movie being a full-on visual assault and conceived for those with snapshot attention […]

The Mad Scientist of People Management

Old ways are hard to shake.  This is a hard truth in business despite every applicant claiming to be “an agent for change.”  On a recent Freakonomics podcast, economist Steve Levitt discussed how disinclined people are to say “I don’t know.” He talked of one company that continued running paper insert ads even though they […]

The Downside of Being an Agent of Change

I keep reading cover letters from Agents of Change.  And I’m getting the impression that these change agents are everywhere.  Maybe they’re lurking in your garden and will replace your radishes with carrots in the middle of the night. Maybe they’ll swap out your car while you’re at lunch.  Maybe you’ll come home to a […]