Myths are real and they shape your behavior, and there are plenty of myths surrounding the work of organizational change. Perhaps the following description of a few myths I have given up will help you put your own in perspective.
Myth 1: Changes Are Sustainable
Sustainable change is an oxymoron. For years I believed I had a responsibility to “build in” follow-up mechanisms with organizations. These were intended to reinforce new leader behavior, solidify learning, make