By Sonja Robinson (Switzerland)

“What are the skills today’s leaders need to know to thrive in the world of 2030 and 2040?” This was a question posed to Bill Gates during a speaking engagement at his high school alma mater in Seattle, Washington.

Bill Gates stressed the critical importance of…


By Syed Hussain Naqvi

This is about a Gentleman who visited my house in Muscat, Oman 35 years ago. Then, I was a young, 28-year-old bank manager.

This gentleman’s daughter and son-in-law were my neighbors and used to live next door to me and my bank branch. The daughter was…


By Thea Hazel-Stals

This is a story of how a group of friends became excited about an emerging idea of making people more aware of the importance and vulnerability of water.

In the Autumn of 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, an American, a Swiss-German, a Danish and…


By the Change Leaders (In this article: Mike Staresinic, Christine Dawood, Mark Clark, Sharon wood, Dave Cooper, Deborah Jones, Mariann Gyorke, Brian Evje, and Chantho Creze)

Introduction

Recently, a group within the U.S. Government shared a paper entitled: How Culture Change Happens: A Roadmap of What Works. With a bold title…


by Rebecca Hill

I was recently invited to participate in an online discussion focusing on burnout in the time of COVID-19. As a burnout survivor, I am conscious of what’s going on in the world around us. Many are struggling with life, work, and relationships due to COVID-19. …


By Richard Torseth

“Being in power makes me permanently suspicious of myself”

Vaclav Havel, Speech 1991

Vaclav Havel has been a role model for me since the early 1990’s. I was enamored with the politically romantic story of a playwright becoming president of Czechoslovakia. I often wondered if he thought…


By Richard Torseth

“Being in power makes me permanently suspicious of myself”

Vaclav Havel, Speech 1991

Vaclav Havel has been a role model for me since the early 1990’s. I was enamored with the politically romantic story of a playwright becoming president of Czechoslovakia. I often wondered if he thought…


by Mike Staresinic

An old joke in 2030 goes, “What does the change industry have to offer in a pandemic?”

“Everything! Just a month after it was needed.”

The emails broke in Hokusai-like waves.[2] Bombardments of leadership advice landed on shores lacking leadership. Change champions failed to staunch the austere…


The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers!’’ Henry VI, W. Shakespeare

Opinion by Roberto Saco

We have a problem in America, and it has to do with change. Consider the following data. Thirty-nine percent of the members of the House of Representatives are lawyers; fifty-seven percent of…

The Change Leaders

The Change Leaders is a community of change practitioners, created by the alumni of HEC Paris and the University of Oxford Saïd Business School

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