By Michael Lee Stallard and Colton Perry
As seen on Fox Business.
Change is hard. It requires energy and effort. Some people relish change; most resist, consciously or unconsciously. For them change is uncomfortable at best, painful at worst. CEOs who want to effect major change have their work cut out for them.
It might not be an obvious place to look, but CEOs can learn about successfully implementing change from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Beating addiction is no easy feat. Seventy percent of addicts relapse within one year. Since its founding in 1935, AA has helped many alcoholics change their attitudes, language and behaviors to resist drinking alcohol despite the extremely unpleasant sensations of withdrawal. Clearly AA is doing something right because presently it is helping more than 2 million members in 180 countries. How does AA do it?
Here are three insights from AA’s approach that CEOs need to understand if they are to succeed at changing their organizations. Read more »