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We Develop Human Capital "Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning" said Antisthenes. Our passion at 'The Enablers' is to develop people. Developing human resources is more important to 'The Enablers' than getting clients. We want to make sure that people take way something valuable and useful for their lives. In our workshops, we create an environment which is conducive to learning. We encourage participants to: • Un-learn what is obsolete. • Learn what is contemporary to become futuristic. • Un-learn and re-learn, un-learn and re-learn again! When people follow these three steps, the miracle process begins - the process of excelling. With this mission, 'The Enablers' was established in January 2004 by Prof. Vivek Hattangadi. ‘The Enablers’ unlock the concealed potential in people and leverage their latent talent so they emerge as winners. In our learning sessions, the participants learn the way an excellent surgeon learns - practicing what has been learned through purposeful activities rather than merely from instructions. Our sessions are pragmatic; learning’s are doable. We have a large clientele even outside India.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Book Review: Who killed change?

Book Review: Who killed change?

Author- Ken Blanchard et al. Publishers: Harper Collins 2009

It is a well known adage: ‘Change is the Only Constant’.

Yet, when change initiatives are launched, people put up a lot of resistance. There are people who would still like to be in comfort zone of tradition, conformity of the old systems and sometimes even superstition. People who try to bring about change initiatives have also been branded as ignorant and stupid fools by the traditionalists and conformists! They would still try to achieve success through obsolete ideas which have no relevance to today’s scenario. On would believe that only the senior and experienced people are the ones who resist change; this is a wrong impression. At times Gen-Next are the ones who are very comfortable with orthodox beliefs and resist change.

Ken Blanchard of ‘One Minute Manager’ fame has recently released his new book: ‘Who Killed Change”, published by Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, 2009. This book is also catalogued in the British Council Library.

The book is written in a delightful way – again a change initiative by Ken Blanchard! One may even call it a parable business book.

The central character is a cigar-smoking, detective Agent Mike McNally who is investigating a serial murder of people having the same second name – Change. These murders take place at the ACME Company. Like a true detective story the business story opens on a dark and stormy night

Agent Mike McNally, interviews 13 prime suspects, with the aid of his associate Anna. The suspects include Carolina Culture, Chase Commitment, Spence Sponsorship, Perry Plan, Bailey Budget, Victoria Vision, Ernest Urgency, and Clair Communication among others.

Through this series of interviews, McNally discovers a core truth: Many different people at all levels of the organization are often responsible for killing change efforts. Agent McNally discovers that Change was poisoned — but you'll have to read the book to uncover the details.

The parable concludes with the following truth: "Change can be successful only when the usual characters in an organization combine their unique talents and consistently involve others in initiating, implementing and sustaining change."

Vivek Hattangadi

13th September 2009


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