Why Strategic Change Initiatives Fail

March 2, 2021

Congratulations go out to author Michael Canic! His book, Ruthless Consistency, was Soundview’s most-downloaded book summary during the month of February 2021.

Our Top Book Summary in February:

Ruthless Consistency
by Michael Canic

In Ruthless Consistency, author Michael Canic identifies the three surprising reasons most strategic change initiatives fail: Leaders unwittingly send mixed messages that demotivate their people and undermine those initiatives. Leaders focus on what they do instead of what their people experience. Leaders are not as committed as they think they are or need to be. The antidote to these problems? Ruthless consistency. 

Other Trending Summaries in February:

In Change (the) Management, Al Comeaux outlines the behaviors, mindsets, and outdated approaches to change that managers and leaders have and the way they derail lasting change in their teams and organizations. Leaders will be equipped with a toolset for successfully managing change in their organizations— and a detailed list of habits and behaviors to avoid that can stand directly in the way of real and lasting change.

Whether you are in a professional position of leadership or a leader of your own life, 7 Ways to Lead shares common sense and easy to use insight to enhance your personal leadership and effective leadership skills. Author Andre Young presents leadership as two-fold. First, show up in your career, in your life, and in your relationships in a way that makes people want to follow you. Then add excellent leadership skills—the ability to Influence, Protect, Impact, Build, and Decide.

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