• Peter F Gallagher

Leadership of Change - Change Management Quotes - Various

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"Nothing remains the same and at some point in time, everything changes" ~ Peter F Gallagher
 The change question all leaders should be able to answer
“Do you have a change vision, are you aligned on your strategic objectives, are you a high performing team and does you team have change leadership skills to lead the change or improvement that your organisation is facing?” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Change Leadership
"The best leadership teams have purpose, they are aligned on their strategic objectives, they are a high performing team and have change leadership skills to navigate 4IR” ~ Peter F Gallagher
"Change Waits for No Leader" ~ Peter F Gallagher
"Change waits for no leader and the skills required for leading day-to-day operations are very different to change leadership" ~ Peter F Gallagher
“Some organisational leaders see their role in a major improvement and change as starting with signing the finance approval and finishing with sending the briefing e-mail with an attached PowerPoint presentation. A while later they wonder where it all went wrong when there is no ROI” ~ Peter Gallagher
"Change Leadership is action, not a position" ~ Peter F Gallagher
“Organisations are in a constant state of change. With this comes the challenge of balancing the leadership paradox: change implementation versus delivering day-to-day operations” ~ Peter F Gallagher
“Fixed mindset leaders will quickly contaminate an organisation by killing growth and creativity, as well as promoting incompetence based on their likeness. This cycle will be replicated unless shareholders intervene ruthlessly” ~ Peter F Gallagher
“Change leadership requires a different set of skills than leading normal day-to-day operations, this capability must be developed before leading organisational change” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Strategy
“Unless the change initiative is continually aligned to the organisation’s strategy it will not deliver benefits or value to the organisation” ~ Peter F Gallagher
While change and transformation programmes focus on strategy execution to improve organisation performance, shareholders at a minimum expect benefits delivery” ~ Peter F Gallagher
“Organisations invest enormous amounts of financial capital, resources and effort on critical strategic change programmes. However, when it comes to transferring ownership to operations, it is at best a superficial process with little or no hope of the change being sustained” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Trust
"Without trust you will not change people" ~ Peter F Gallagher
"Without trust you will not change the employees or the organisation" ~ Peter F Gallagher
 Change History
“If an organisation has a history of change failure, future success will require a different approach” ~ Peter F Gallagher
“To achieve future organisational change management success, analyse previous change history to mitigate previous weakness and enhance future success” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Communication
When I find business problems I find communication failure, when I find communication failure I find business problems” ~ Peter F Gallagher
“Effective change communication is at the heart of successful change, it acts like the blood in our bodies, but instead of supplying vital oxygen and nutrients, communication supplies information and motivation to the impacted stakeholders” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Employee Change Adoption
For change adoption to be successful, support the employees through the change transition by providing awareness, understanding, involvement, learning, and motivation to achieve sustainable change and benefit realisation.” ~ Peter F Gallagher
“The right employees are an organisations key asset and offer core competitive advantage. Treat them so and develop them, so they can aspire and with the right strategy and leadership you can become a global leader” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Employees who are involved in the change design find it difficult to reject its implementation and become your major change agents ensuring improved user adoption” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Workplace Change Management Behavioural Challenge
"If it is difficult to change the behaviour of people so they are healthier and live longer, how difficult will it be to change employee workplace behaviour” ~ Peter F Gallagher
“Deluded leaders and the ‘yes men and women’ that follow are barriers to successful organisational change" ~ Peter F Gallagher
"If you do not change employee behaviour, you will not get organisational change or performance improvement" ~ Peter F Gallagher
The workplace change management behavioural challenge, if is difficult to change the behaviour of people so they are healthier and live longer, how difficult will it be to change employee workplace behaviour” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Narcissistic Leader
While delivering organisation change or improvement, one cannot be sure if the challenge is narcissistic and deluded leaders or the sheep that follow in abundance” ~ Peter F Gallagher
"Change agents who face narcissistic and deluded leaders are closer to their next role than the change success they are trying to implement" ~ Peter F Gallagher
"Too often the change team will engage a leader with success delusion, this look is obvious on their face when you enter their office. They think to themselves, ‘Who is this plebeian and dullard before me?’" ~ Peter F Gallagher
Sponsorship
Sponsorship is the single most important factor in change success” ~ Peter F Gallagher
“Without effective and proactive sponsorship the change project will eventually fail, the change will not be adopted by the employees nor be sustained, and it will not deliver the intended benefits” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Organisation Survival
“An organisation’s ability to survive is determined by its capability to implement incremental change or to transform” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Change Agents
“Change Agents with organisation credibility, Change Management skills and the desire to improve an organisation can greatly enhance Change Adoption and Benefits Delivery" ~ Peter F Gallagher
Leadership Paradox - Normal Day-to-Day Operations V Change 
“Organisations are in a constant state of change. With this comes the challenge of balancing the leadership paradox: change implementation versus delivering day-to-day operations” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Benefits
“While change and transformation programmes focus on strategy execution to improve organisation performance, shareholders at a minimum expect benefits delivery” ~ Peter F Gallagher
“Organisations invest enormous amounts of financial capital, resources and effort on critical strategic change programmes. However, when it comes to transferring ownership to operations, it is at best a superficial process with little or no hope of the change being sustained” ~ Peter F Gallagher
"It never ceases to amaze me how often I have to remind change management professionals that the reason we are implementing the change is to achieve benefits realisation" ~ Peter F Gallagher
4IR and Change Disruption
“4IR offers two opportunities, change your business or crease” ~ Peter F Gallagher
"Change disruption is the order of the day, rapidly changing customer buying habits, access to new technology and social media accelerate the way organisations need to adapt to change to remain competitive or even survive" ~ Peter F Gallagher
Experiential Learning
"Discover the joy of experiential learning with the Leadership of Change" ~ Peter F Gallagher
Change Approach
“Change Approach: If it is about compliance, legislation or safety it will be a ‘Tell’. If it is about winning hearts and minds it will be a ‘Sell’” ~ Peter F Gallagher
Business Improvement
"Business improvement projects are more likely to fail due to people and communication challenges rather than the application of business improvement tools or methodologies" ~ Peter F Gallagher
"Without team knowledge and subject mater expertise, there is no foundation to build the improvement" ~ Peter F Gallagher

Peter F Gallagher is a Change Management Global Thought Leader, Expert, International Speaker, Author and Leadership Alignment Coach.


Ranked #1 Change Management Global Thought Leader: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Change Management (May 2020) by Thinkers360.


Business Book Ranking: Change Management Pocket Guide - Leadership of Change® Volume 2, ranked within the top 50 Business and Technology Books (Jan 2020) from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders.

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