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September 13 2018


100plus Change management quotes, surprising statements that make us think! Change and managing change is from all years.
Change management itself, our view and methods do also change.
It is masterful to convince others of the importance of change, to be aware of emotions in those often painful transformations and also that change is a natural development. Using a change management quote can be refreshing ..... to work together on change.

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job. - Adlai E. Stevenson

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. - Alan Kay

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. - Albert Einstein

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. - Aldous Huxley

Change is the process by which the future invades our lives. - Alvin Toffler

Future shock is the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future. - Alvin Toffler

Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time. - Alvin Toffler

It is always easier to talk about change than to make it. - Alvin Toffler

The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order. - Alvin Toffler

The great growling engine of change - technology. - Alvin Toffler

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor. - Alvin Toffler

You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. - Amelia Earhart

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. - Anatole France

If you feel like it's difficult to change, you will probably have a harder time succeeding. - Andrea Jung

The Lesson is, we all need to expose ourselves to the winds of change. - Andy Grove

Unless you are prepared to give up something valuable you will never be able to truly change at all, because you'll be forever in the control of things you can't give up. - Andy Law

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol

Change in all things is sweet. - Aristotle

The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives. - Armistead Maupin

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. - Arnold Bennett

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth. - Ayn Rand

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. - Barack Obama

In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable. - Benjamin Disraeli

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters. - Bill Gates

Change is such hard work. - Billy Crystal

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. - C. S. Lewis

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself. - Carl Jung

We cannot change anything until we accept it. - Carl Jung

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. - Charles Kettering

In fact, people themselves are responsible for making the status quo so resistant to change. We are trapped by our own behavior. - Chris Argyris

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. - Confucius

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. - Denis Waitley

Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad – not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life – to keep us moving ….. to keep us growing ..… to keep us interested ..… Imagine life without change. It would be static ..… boring ….. dull.Dr. Dennis O’Grady

People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician. - Eleanor Clift

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. - Ellen Glasgow

Learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. - Eric Hoffer

In times of change, learners inherit the earth. - Erich Fromm

Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed – the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day. - Frances Hesselbein

Time is the greatest innovator. - Francis Bacon

Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is. - Friedrich Durrenmatt

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. - Georg C. Lichtenberg

All progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw

Sustainability is a condition of existence which enables the present generation of humans and other species to enjoy social wellbeing, a vibrant economy, and a healthy environment, and to experience fulfillment, beauty and joy, without compromising the ability of future generations of humans and other species to enjoy the same. - Guy Dauncey

The path of least resistance is the path of the loser. - H. G. Wells

I developed a resistance to authority. Not to discipline, I learned that. But to authority. I like to think for myself. And I like to cause trouble. - Hal Holbrook

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. - Harold Wilson

In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. - Harry S. Truman

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. - Harry S. Truman

It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious. - Henry David Thoreau

If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that's got to be good, hasn't it? - Ian Botham

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. - J. Paul Getty

Build what you want to see in the world. - Jack Dorsey

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. - Jack Welch

Change before you have to. - Jack Welch

If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near. - Jack Welch

Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while. - Jack Welch

Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up. - James Belasco & Ralph Stayer

Be the change you want to see in your networks. - James H. Fowler

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Be the trouble you want to see in the world. - Joey Comeau

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy

If you don't change direction, you end up where you are headed. - John Gibbons

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. - John Kenneth Galbraith

I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. - John Lennon

Our only security is our ability to change. - John Lilly

The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades. - John P. Kotter

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. - Lao Tzu

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being. - Lech Walesa

The truth is that digital transformation is actually not about adapting to new technology at all; it's about directing an organisation to be more adaptive to change itself. - Lindsay Herbert

Be the change you want to see. - Mahatma Gandhi

Be the compromise you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

The difference between what we are doing and what we are capable of doing would solve most of the world’s problems. - Mahatma Gandhi

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got. - Marian Diamond

Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers and business. - Mark Sanborn

After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years, people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them. - Marshall Goldsmith

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization. - Mary Douglas

After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means. - Mason Cooley

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. - Maya Angelou

One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority. - Napoleon Bonaparte

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. - Nathaniel Branden

One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others. - Niccolo Machiavelli

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Paele

All is connected ... no one thing can change by itself. - Paul Hawken

There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn't spoil the sky, or the rain or the land. - Paul McCartney

Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got. - Peter Drucker

Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes - it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm. - Peter Drucker

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. - Peter Drucker

The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter Drucker

The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic. - Peter Drucker

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. - Peter Drucker

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed! - Peter Senge

If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow. - Phil Crosby

Slowness to change usually means fear of the new. - Phil Crosby

We live in a moment of history where change is so sped up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. - R. D. Laing

God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed. - Reinhold Niebuhr

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there. - Richard P. Feynman

When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change... you will change. - Robert Anthony

One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment. - Robert E. Quinn

Change has its enemies. - Robert Kennedy

The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate. - Robert Kiyosaki

The key to change ….. is to let go of fear. - Rosanne Cash

The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow. - Rupert Murdoch

Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. - Shunryu Suzuki

Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. - Steve Jobs

Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it. - Steve Jobs

Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better. - Sydney J. Harris

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. - Thomas Jefferson

True change takes place in the imagination. - Thomas Moore

You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind. - Timothy Leary

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent. - Tony Robbins

I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it. - Victoria Woodhull

All I want to do is change the world. - W. Clement Stone

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. - W. Edwards Deming

I see light at the end of the tunnel. - Walt Whitman Rostow

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. - William Pollard

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. - Winston Churchill

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. - Winston Churchill

If you want to make enemies, try to change something. - Woodrow Wilson

Paralyze resistance with persistence. - Woody Hayes

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