2015 Conferences – on the horizon of change

Recently I asked the question on the Organizational Change Practitioners Linkedin Group about what the quality professional development opportunities are for experienced change managers in 2015. When some contributors challenged whether you can get Return On Investment from a […]

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Who are your change communities?

A common problem I see in many change projects, particularly technology based change, is the grouping of all the key stakeholders into one audience for engagement and communication. This is particularly rife with assuming Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) will be […]

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Of Change Agents, Best Practice and Next Practice

With much excitement, I recently became a member of Change Agents WorldWide (CAWW). There’s a number of “tribes” that I belong to professionally – IABC, the Change Management Professionals (meetups) and the Organisational Change Practitioners (linkedin group) – and between […]

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2013: Reflection of a professional year

Like last year, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the year that was. It’s a good way to balance the exhaustion that starts to overwhelm at this point of the year. Particularly a year that does not […]

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17 Change Management Blogs to follow

In the last post I shared some of the work I have been doing with the community management team behind the Organisational Change Practitioners group on Linkedin. One of the strategic principles is “We are in service to the […]

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In service of the change management community and profession

Some of you know I have been working behind the scenes as a community manager in the LinkedIn group Organisational Change Practitioners along with Gail Severini, Bill Braun and the group founder, Luc Galoppin. The group is now close to […]

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2012: A professional year in review

Wow. It’s that time of year again hey? Congratulations, you made it.  Big year? Yep, it was for me too.  95% of the time I favour a forwards looking perspective, this is the time of year when I like to […]

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How do you identify a “real” change manager?

How do you identify a 'real' change manager? Gee whiz - a loaded question that one hey? It’s starting with the assumption that there is such thing as a “real” change manager, which I am not really comfortable with. I maintain that people come from all sorts of disciplines to play critical roles in change, and add significant value, and I get wary of the desire to “pigeon hole” or create a cookie cutter template of a “real” change manager.on.

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