Applying Kotter part 2: What I did right

This entry is a follow-up of this article in which I apply Kotter to my own change. An entry on what I did wrong can be found here. Step 1: Acting with urgency Unlike the majority of change processes, this was an easy one. I had no occupation, no office, no business cards and no… Read more »

Applying Kotter to my own situation

How well did I lead my change to Bangkok? It’s now roughly 2 years ago that I landed for the first time in Bangkok. I only heard of Thailand as a holiday destination for backpackers and sex-tourists and my expectations of Bangkok were neutral at best (Djakarta and New Dehli, where I had been a… Read more »

Brainstorming in Asia

My first brainstorm session in Asia was a big miss. The group was small and consisted of 7 Thais (and 1 German, the owner of the company). They wanted to develop creative strategies to develop new markets for their company. A great brainstorm topic! When the brainstorm does not take off Brainstorming works when people… Read more »

Innovation or change? What’s in a name…

What’s the difference between innovation and change? At receptions I easily swap between the two. And so do many other professionals in the field. Even literature does not make a clear divide between the two. As far as I’m concerned, some examples classified as innovation could easily fall under the category change and vice-versa. My… Read more »

Why participation is crucial for your innovation or change

Your innovation or change going astray You want your innovation or change to be successful. But once past the excitement of your original idea, you’re suddenly confronted with a few challenges. At first they seem small and your initial energy is enough to overcome them easily. You’ve built a nice team, you have enough funds… Read more »