Inspirational Quotes for Business about Change Management

Change Management and Change Quotes

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Do you need a business quotation for your newsletter, business presentation, website or inspirational posters? These change and change management quotes will help you encourage employee motivation, employee engagement, and inspiration.

These quotes about change and change management will help your employees create success in business, success in management, and success in life.

Quotations About Change and Change Management

"People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them.

The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value." --Stephen Covey

"When we see the need for deep change, we usually see it as something that needs to take place in someone else. In our roles of authority, such as parent, teacher, or boss, we are particularly quick to direct others to change. Such directives often fail, and we respond to the resistance by increasing our efforts. The power struggle that follows seldom results in change or brings about excellence. One of the most important insights about the need to bring about deep change in others has to do with where deep change actually starts." --Robert E. Quinn

"Your success in life isn't based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers, and business." --Mark Sanborn

"I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there." --Richard Feynman

"If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do." --Mahatma Gandhi

"People don't resist change. They resist being changed!" --Peter Senge

"Change is not only likely, it's inevitable." --Barbara Sher

"Change can either challenge or threaten us...Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you." --Marsha Sinetar

"Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day." --Frances Hesselbein

"Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better." --~Sydney J. Harris

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." --Charles Darwin

"Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm." --Peter F. Drucker

"Change before you have to." --Jack Welch

"Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have -- and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up." --James Belasco and Ralph Stayer

"Company cultures are like country cultures.

Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got." --Peter F. Drucker

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better." --Georg C. Lichtenberg

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

"Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad – not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life – to keep us moving … to keep us growing … to keep us interested … Imagine life without change. It would be static … boring … dull."  --Dr. Dennis O’Grady

"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." --Niccolo Machiavelli

"Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time." --Alvin Toffler

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." --Anatole France

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