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Make Change Happen by Ian Coyne

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22 The golden rules of starting again

Picking up a failed change is very different to starting a new one. Many of the things that I have shared throughout this book still hold true. Starting again is the art of picking up the pieces and re-using them, but not being held back and bound by previous failures.

Every new role I have taken on has involved picking up some sort of change – successful or otherwise – so these rules can go much further than just picking up after a failure.

Before starting again, step through these rules to make sure you have the best chance of success at starting again.

Not everything failed

As I’ve said before, time is not linear and the results are not always measurable. You may be looking at a change that has failed ...

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