Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

Warren Buffett, American investment entrepreneur

First know that I am honored to have earned a Wharton MBA. Wharton is the most intellectually stimulating place that I have ever been. However, as an entrepreneur sometimes I hide the fact that I have a Wharton MBA. Why? As a starter, Poets & Quants reveals that 16.8% of Wharton MBA applicants were admitted to the school in 2012. Given this acceptance rate as ‘average,’ a typical MBA class size of 800 means that 4,762 business people applied, 800 were accepted (ignoring admitted non attendees), and  3,962 MBA applicants were rejected.

If you have been kind enough to follow my blog, you will then know that I have talked about this phenomenon in the past. However, an article by John Kotter in the November 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review got me thinking deeply about the duality of organizations.

Say what you will about Tim Tebow, believe what you want to believe about him because I am not here to sell you on him. I am here to talk about a lesson that became painfully apparent for those watching when he was cut by the New York Jets this off season. It is a lesson to which those of us in the corporate world should pay close attention.

In one of my last posts on my previous blog site, Stuck In The Middle, I talked about the changing landscape for most organizations and in particular, the impact change is having on our field as HR/talent practitioners.

And so today, I am here to ask you, what have you done to support this change? I am talking beyond just supporting the business by talking about the change. I want specifics. I want to know how you’re helping to push our field forward and I want to know what you’re strategy is for moving people through the inevitable change and how you’re helping them cope.

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