Dr. Jim Bohn
This book cuts through Change Management theory and focuses on the actions executives must take to achieve the ROI of change. Executives ask: “What exactly is my role in leading a change, and where can I best apply my skills and influence to ensure our desired outcome?” This book answers those questions with clear and specific actions executives need to take to ensure successful change.
“Rooted in profound simplicity and clearly based on “ground level” experience. In a business world where the only thing constant is change, this is an easy read loaded with actionable insights and tools that help derisk organizational changes, large and small.”
Change Happens in the Minds of People
To create new behavior, we must begin with the mind. Change happens in the minds of people. Once we understand that important fact, we can help people adjust to change. Many change management theorists develop complicated and sophisticated models of management to address behavior, without considering the mind. Yet we learn from counseling psychologists Prochaska and DiClemente that individual change starts in the mind. (They identify it as the Transtheoretical Model, meaning it encompasses many theories of individual change). They talk about five stages of individual change, three of which are strictly in the mind:
Precontemplation (Not Ready to take action, and often avoiding change)
About Dr. Bohn
Dr. Jim Bohn has served in a variety of roles in the corporate world since 1973, personally leading the transformation of multiple underperforming teams to achieve award-winning levels of success. “Working in the real world, I have had to live with the change management decisions I have made, both good and bad, and I believe that experience has given me insight into the best ways to approach change.” After several decades with a Fortune 100 company, Dr. Bohn launched his own Change Management and Organizational Transformation Practice. http://proaxios.com/ Dr. Bohn has a unique blend of hands-on, in-the-trenches experience in addition to a rich pedigree of research from his Ph.D. studies.