Insights for Leaders

Failure to Change

Posted on: January 23rd, 2012 | 0 Comments

“When you’re finished changing; you’re finished.” — Benjamin Franklin

Andrew Grove, former Intel Chairman and CEO and 1997 Time ”Man of the Year”, observed: “There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next performance level.  Miss the moment, and you start to decline.”

UCLA’s legendary basketball Coach John Wooden, who won 10 NCAA national championships in a 12-year period (and 7 in a row) believed, “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders by definition are change agents — if they fail to change they fail to lead.