9. Getting Ahead of the Change Curve

Leading strategic change is not just about leading big and important changes, but it is also about leading change that helps create and sustain competitive advantage. This requires not only understanding the three barriers to successful change, but also appreciating three fundamental types of change—anticipatory, reactive, and crisis.

Anticipatory change is just that—anticipating the strategic need for change rather than waiting for it to show up at your front door. In other words, anticipatory change demands that we look ahead over the horizon and around the corner to see in advance the signs that indicate change might be needed—in ourselves and in our organizations. This approach requires us to recognize ...

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