Wondering what has your change initiative stalled? It could be one of the three killers of continuous self-renewal. Take a look at this deadly lineup:
The first is the tendency of management teams to deny or ignore the need for a strategy reboot. The second is a dearth of compelling alternatives to the status quo, which often leads to strategic paralysis. And the third: allocational rigidities that make it difficult to redeploy talent and capital behind new initiatives (The Future of Management pp. 43-44).
Recognize any of these guys? Wonder how many change initiatives they’ve killed off? Pretty frightening how familiar they are. After all, they’ve pulled this off in broad daylight!