No plan survives first contact: Lessons from the military



2 ratings

The plan you have started your change initiative with, will not be the same plan you finish with. The volatile nature of change means that obstacles will arise and our hold on linear strategies must be relinquished. No plan survives first contact.

In this article, I will explore my experience in Afghanistan and draw out some key lessons for organisations navigating the uncertain fields of change, this includes:

  • The use of fluid strategies and contingency plans
  • Key principles of improvisation for change leaders
  • Strategies for coping under immense pressure



To view this content, please fill in your details below

Please enter your first name.
Please enter you surname.
Please enter a valid telephone number.
Please enter your organisation.
Please enter you position.
Please select an option.

If you have previously subscribed to these email groups you don’t need to re-subscribe.

There has been and error.

Like this content? View our change infographic to discover some key enablers and derailers of change

View infographic here