Wednesday, February 10, 2021

g-f(2)113 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE, Insead Knowledge, What It Means to Embark on a Journey of Change.

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  • Life is not a rehearsal. Neither is it meant to be static. Living means evolving.
  • Many people hope for a quick fix, but Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries insists that most changes are incremental. In fact, the path to quantum-like changes tends to be very dramatic – one that you may not necessarily want to tread. An example would be someone who’s had a near-death experience and comes back wanting to overhaul their life.
  • No matter what kind of change is afoot, pain is required as a motivator, warned Kets de Vries. “We are a very change-resistant species. You need a certain amount of discomfort with your present situation”, he said. The change that is called for may be plain as day for onlookers, but unless the discomfort has reached some threshold, “nothing will happen”.
Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries is the Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change at INSEAD and the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus. He is the Programme Director of The Challenge of Leadership, one of INSEAD’s top Executive Education programmes.

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Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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Isabelle Laporte is a Senior Editor at INSEAD Knowledge.

She has worked as a business journalist, marketing communications manager and medical translator. Before joining INSEAD, she was a newsroom editor at Yahoo Singapore.

Isabelle holds a B.A. with great distinction from McGill and an M.A. from University of Montreal. She has also studied Mandarin at Tsinghua and BLCU in China.

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