How to influence change

If the one true constant is change, there's value in learning how to cope with it—and, going further, to drive results amid uncertainty. While not everyone is a natural, adaptability and influencing are skills that can be developed. Our 2021 leadership reading list recommends several books on the subject, or you can explore several recent articles and blog posts that take on topics such as:

  • understanding the role of "nudging" in decision making
  • recognizing your persuasive potential
  • becoming more adaptable by emphasizing purpose, minding your mindset, and more
  • shifting mindsets and behaviors across your organization

Much anew about ‘nudging’

Author Talks: Vanessa Bohns on our hidden potential to persuade

Author Talks: Power, for all

Future proof: Solving the ‘adaptability paradox’ for the long term

The long haul: How leaders can shift mindsets and behaviors to reopen safely

Personalizing change management in the smartphone era

Getting personal about change

From the Organization Blog

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