The people aspects of change is the overwhelming issue Change management models have clearly evolved from the days of Kurt Lewin’s freeze phases model which was very much a product and reflection of the industrial age – with the emphasis on command control imposed from the top down. Similarly, even Michael Hammer ["Re-engineering the Corporation"] [...]
Intellectual heavyweights John Ralston Saul, Naomi Klein, Margaret MacMillan and Adam Gopnik discuss “A Crisis in Leadership” at the Globe and Mail Open House Festival. The panelists reflect on what constitutes a good leader and why some leaders fail while others thrive. Journalist Carol Off is the moderator.
The once so proud Swedish company Saab filed for bankruptcy this month and is faced with very little support from its stakeholders. That was once different, in Saab’s early years, the automobile producer was able to gain and maintain a loyal customer base of clients looking for a car that is special, a car that one cannot see on every street corner and a car that distinguishes itself from its competitors, not only by a unique design, but also by innovation and love to detail. Originating out of a company that has produced airplanes, Saab was the only company that had a speedometer counting in 10 – 30 – 50 – 70 increments and not like every other car manufacturer in 20 – 40 – 60 – 80. Furthermore they were the first to introduce a coupé shaped car with a glass hedge.