In this episode of the Change Management Review™ Podcast, Theresa Moulton interviews change management architect, Dr. Jim Bohn. With more than 43 years’ experience personally leading the transformation of multiple underperforming teams to achieve award-winning levels of success, Dr. Bohn’s impressive client list includes major hospitals and manufacturing organizations as well as nonprofits. He has led projects ranging from leadership team development, mergers, organizational analysis and large scale change implementation including ERP projects across the US and in Europe.
In this information-loaded interview, Dr. Bohn shares his experiences as the leader of Praxios, his change management and organizational transformation practice; as well as from his popular books “Architects of Change: Practical Tools for Executives to Build, Lead and Sustain Organizational Initiatives” (2015) and “The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership” (2016).
- How did you get into the change management field?
- In your book, “Architects of Change: Practical Tools for Executives to Build, Lead and Sustain Organizational Initiatives”, why do you use the analogy of “Architect”? What is the value of that metaphor?
- What do you mean when you write: “All management is change management”?
- What do you think gets in the way of good change management?
- How does one get the attention of an executive who is wary of change management?
- What is the one piece of advice that you would give to a newcomer in the change management field?