Change Management: What’s in a name?

Every so often you see a discussion flare on the topic of what to call change management.   There’s a general squeamishness amongst some with being called a “change manager” or even talking about something as a “change”. The sentiment […]

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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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Resilience & vulnerability in change: two sides of the same coin?

I’ve been thinking a little about the relationship between resilience, vulnerability and change, partly prompted by attending a Business Chick’s  Brene Brown breakfast while spending time at a client site going through major restructure activity. When it comes to coping […]

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How to survive spills, fills and thrills

So I’m in the midst of restructure land again. While not directly involved from a change management perspective, I’ve been with teams directly affected by restructures every year for the last four years.  And you know there is a marked […]

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Neuroscience and Change Management: The Neu Black?

I have to say, there doesn’t seem to be a LinkedIn update, best selling list, or conference outline that isn’t referencing Neuroscience and management at the moment.  Tis tres sexy! Get on board… Rewire your recalcitrant employees brains, make the […]

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I think I’m resistant to change resistance…

In the last post on change readiness (Ready or Not), I flagged that I don’t tend to put much stock in focussing on change resistance. This post, I’ll tell you why. Historically (and frustratingly a lot of the time […]

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Ready or not?

Welcome to 2013.  I put a shout out a week ago or so to find out what topics regular readers wanted in this year’s blog posts. The first one offered up was change readiness – specifically how you measure it […]

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Coping with uncertainty about workplace change

Sometimes dealing with uncertainty during workplace change can be worse than the change event itself. Actually, most times. And it can be really surprising who in your team or immediate colleagues copes with the uncertainty and who doesn’t.

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