The “Change Management Manifesto”

If you are familiar with agile techniques from the software development industry, I propose that we as change leaders, can benefit from reflecting on agile principles. You can reference “The Agile Manifesto” at

In the same spirit, I propose the following “Change Management Manifesto”. The most effective change approaches embrace:

– Shared success over heroic efforts
– Culture evolution over strategic planning
– Customer-centric results over parochial goals
– Personal growth over organizational growth

While a comprehensive change management approach values and addresses all the concepts presented herein, this manifesto proposes the first attributes over the second attributes.

Much like the Agile Manifesto, I invite you to become a signatory of this manifesto and leave a comment to this post.