30 inspiring quotes to make change management happen

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Change Management

Change management is a process that prepares, supports, and helps individuals, teams, and organizations change. Some factors that drive the need for change are crisis, changing consumer habits, and competitive pressures.

Change management requires a plan. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to work. Because a significant desire to change is a much more effective way to begin.

To get you started, here are 30 inspiring quotes to make change management happen.

Why change

  1. Change before you have to.– Jack Welch
  2. Our only security is our ability to change.– John Lilly
  3. The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. – Charles Kettering
  4. The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic. – Peter Drucker
  5. 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
  6. Change your thoughts and you change your world – Norman Vincent Peale
  7. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. – Lao Tzu

How to begin change management

  1. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. – Amelia Earhart
  2. Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. – Victor Hugo
  3. They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol
  4. Change hurts. It makes people insecure, confused, and angry. People want things to be the same as they’ve always been because that makes life easier. But, if you’re a leader, you can’t let your people hang on to the past. – Richard Marcinko
  5. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy
  6. Whatever got you here may well prevent you from getting there. – Marshall Goldsmith
  7. Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job. – Adlai E. Stevenson

What to expect about change

  1. Change has its enemies – Robert Kennedy
  2. We cannot change anything until we accept it. – Carl Jung
  3. In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. – J. Paul Getty
  4. Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better. – Sydney J. Harris
  5. When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change… you will change. – Robert Anthony
  6. The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. – Charles Kettering
  7. The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives. – Armistead Maupin
  8. It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. – C. S. Lewis
  9. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. – Confucius

What results from change management

  1. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin
  2. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. – Winston Churchill
  3. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. – Amelia Earhart
  4. The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow. – Rupert Murdoch
  5. Paralyze resistance with persistence. – Woody Hayes
  6. If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Gail Sheehy
  7. People can cry much easier than they can change. – James Baldwin
  8. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

To these quotes give you reasons to change? Could they help inspire your organization? Are you ready to begin?

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