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We are pleased to share with you some benefits of this partnership, which includes activations at TED’s flagship conferences, hosting of TEDSalons, and custom-made content as well as digital media.

Welcome Changemakers at TED 2020!

As we discuss and reflect on how to overcome global challenges together, we realize that leaders like you are mission-critical. Achieving a sustainable transformation at a global scale requires the ability to mobilize fundamental change on the individual and organizational level.

What does it truly take to transform your organization?

Statistically, seven in ten initiatives fail. But the ability to transform rapidly is critical to success in today’s ever-changing world, and it is an ongoing process. Brightline (a PMI initiative) has curated a showcase of insights, practical tools, and systems that you can use to transform your organization.

Truly transforming an organization is not easy. Successful transformation journeys need inspiration, visionary leadership to mobilize action and a compassto guide the way.


Organizations that transform quickly have leaders who set positive examples and commit to tangible goals.

How can leaders transform their organizations?

Ready to lead organizational change? Download a comprehensive system for Inside-Out change.

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How to Drive Transformation in Transformative Times?

We learnt from 1000+ global executives on how they drive successful transformations. Dig deeper, download your copy today.

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From Ideas, action to transformation. Below are two inspiring case studies to help you. And for more examples, check all of them.

What does it take to transform your organization?

Nearly 70% of transformations fail. So, what do the successful ones have in common?

These three leaders found their way through organizational change. Follow their journeys to see if your institution has the right compass to succeed.

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How InSTEDD Transformed the Way We Manage Pandemics

InSTEDD is a nonprofit founded with an ambitious vision: to create a global alarm system for pandemics. Twelve years in, it’s driving toward its mission — by instinctively following Brightline’s 10 Guiding Principles.


Find your unique paths to success

Find your unique paths to success, with the Brightline Transformation Compass guiding your way

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The Transformation Playbook

The Transformation Playbook is the third in a series of books the Brightline Initiative has produced in partnership with Thinkers50.

As with the first two books – [email protected] and The CSO Playbook – we have gathered together insights from an array of practitioners and thinkers. They are a truly global and inspirational mix.

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Report – Jun 15, 2018

Amazing Ideas in Business from TED2018

TED 2018 – The Age of Amazement – In business, so much can spark amazement — a great idea that suggests a new market, a product or service that becomes a part of people’s lives, a plan that has an entirely different effect than what was predicted.

Report – Oct 27, 2017

Bright Ideas in Business from TEDGlobal

TEDGlobal 2017 was a celebration of those out there doing something, whether starting a company or initiative, challenging conventional wisdom or stirring up a new movement. The Brightline Initiative was on hand, taking notes on every moment. In this report, our key takeaways.

Report – Dec 21, 2017

Bright Ideas in Business from TEDWomen

The goal of this TED Women 2017, held in New Orleans, was to surface bold ideas from women and those who support them. Because the Brightline Initiative is dedicated to helping leaders from all types of organizations turn their strategic ideas into results, we were on hand at TEDWomen, taking notes on the most actionable and inspiring ideas on the main stage. Here, the ones we think will help you reach new heights.