Archive for November, 2014

Marshall Goldsmith video on three free change activities.

November 25, 2014

Feedback Invited on the introduction and ending to videos that will accompany the Fourth Edition of Practicing OD: Leading Change and Transformation.  We are in the process of preparing many videos. Kindly take a moment to give us feedback before we start to mass produce.

Drucker Conference concludes we must transform our organizations but says that as a society we do not know how

November 20, 2014

The Drucker Institute just held a 2,500 person conference titled “The great transformation.”

In essence the conference focus was to transform our organizations right now. Incremental change is not acceptable.

In the end there was the realization that collectively as a society management does not know HOW to transform the organization to achieve greater results.

I made this video yesterday to hit the highlights of my: “HOW” to transform organizations.

Press release on Roland’s organization change work in the UAE.

November 17, 2014

Here is support for change management professionals. Change work must and is changing. You know you have arrived when all in the organization no longer resist change and the change process reaches sustainment. Read, reflect and think how you can be better at leading change. Start today becoming a greater change agent!


Whoever changes most – Wins 

Organization Development in India: AcordAsia is one of the world leaders in using my methodology to help the poor.

November 6, 2014

See the large group configurations on the web site. It is time for a revival of the use of large group interactive change and learning experiences.  They have mastered my approach that I first shared with them over 20 years ago.

Maja, my associate along with Dr. T.V. and Dr. P.K will be telling their story in a chapter they are writing for my Fourth Edition on the history of OD in India.

Best to all of you. Start changing one habit today to become your best ever self!!!


Leading and Integrating Change and Transformation with a Focus on the Business, Talent Growth, and Organisation Development

November 5, 2014

I have been aware of the following research or strong views by experts that I trust:

A recent Harvard research with over 1000 CEOs and executives globally have given leadership development programs a big fat “F”.

It is common knowledge that 60 to 70% of all change efforts right now fail.

Prof. William Rothwell, who leads the number one HRD graduate program, in the United States indicates that only 30% of talent development initiatives are in existence after three years.

The inimitable Meg Wheatley says that global change is so fast, so uncertain and so chaotic that we no longer can do traditional strategic planning.

The USC research indicates that the successful organizations are those that are agile or have the ability to become change agent organization.

The most recent IBM global CEO research says that we must be connected and nimble or agile in our organization life.

And finally, the person who made the term culture, a household word, says that cultural development must not occur in a vacuum but must be integrated with strategic change.

Kathie Dannemiller, coining the phrase real-time strategic change in the late 70s, was ahead of her time because her facilitative method was wholistic and driven by the surfacing of real-time data safely that then would lead to transformation.

Thus, I wholeheartedly support what David Jamieson is setting forth in this BPI webinar.

How do you see this resonating with what’s going on in your organization?

New frontiers for change management and organization development: an introductory Dubai workshop in collaboration with Scholar Consultants.

November 1, 2014

The founders of the change field in the lineage of Kurt Lewin for the most part always had a teaching passion. I also have a passion to teach others how to become extraordinary change agents and how they can help their organization to be a change agent organization.

I have figured out how to do such. It is a full-fledged apprenticeship. If you are interested in learning how you can earn and learn while becoming an extraordinary organization change consultant, contact

In the meantime, here is an introductory experience for those in the Arabian Gulf. I see the UAE as an incredible richly changing milieu.

So if you are interested or you have clients in the region kindly view this VIDEO that was put together by my longtime associate and significant friend in Mubeena.

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