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Change management: prophets and travellers
  1. John R Ashton, CBE

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    “Prophets are never recognised in their own country; an expert is someone who travels a long distance and brings their own slides.”

    The process of achieving change is complex and often local institutions and key players are resistant to ideas generated locally. The creative use of facilitation by visitors from abroad can sometimes do the trick, however see the “not invented here” syndrome (forthcoming aphorism).