Hear ye, hear ye!

Announcing the inaugural  #changeblogchallenge!!

 

You know how I bang on a bit about change practitioners need to share their wisdom more in order for organisations, managers and leaders to understand what good change looks like? Well Heather Stagl of Enclaria and I reckon we might have a way to make that happen.

We’re creating a platform for a social media storm to share change practitioners wisdom. Here’s how it works:

Once every three months we focus on a key topic in change work.

You get to write a post / blog / article on that topic that is between 200 and 2000 words.

When you hit publish you hashtag it #changeblogchallenge so that others can find it.

You let your network know about it.

 

Where do I publish it?

  • Linkedin updates (Shorter posts)
  • Linkedin articles (longer articles)
  • Your own blog
  • Your own facebook page
  • Medium
  • As a guest poster for some-one else who has a blog
  • Instagram (if that’s your preference)
  • Your internal ESN (eg yammer, Workplace, jive) – maybe get your leadership team to pen their thoughts?

What’s the publishing schedule and topics

Excellent question: here’s what we’re thinking with some suggested themes. It’s totally up to you though to interpret how you want.

January – March: Change Resistance

  • Really? We’re still talking about resistance?
  • How my thinking on change resistance has evolved?
  • How do you identify resistance? What does it look like and how do you discover it?
  • What do you do when you encounter resistance?

April – June: Change Communication

  • What do you know about change communication now, that you didn’t know when you started
  • 5 change communication tools / techniques / tactics  you need to know about
  • Agile change communication – more than just talk faster

July – September: Change Readiness

  • The brain and change readiness
  • If change is constant, what does perpetual change readiness mean
  • 7 signs you’re not change ready

October – December: Change Leadership

  • What it really means when “everybodies a leader’
  • Why following ain’t so bad
  • Change leadership in a VUCA world

 

Handy tips

  • The article title should fit your article. In other words, don’t use “#ChangeBlogChallenge:  Resistance” as your article title. Use something specific to your perspective, like “Ten Tips for Overcoming Resistance to Change.”
  • Somewhere in your article, include “This article is a response to the #ChangeBlogChallenge on [topic]” with a link to this post or one that Heather has shared to kick it off.
  • Sharing is caring: If you read something that resonates use the hashtag #ChangeBlogChallenge to share
  • Let people know if you invite them to post their own #changeblogchallenge
  • Use a related reading tag with other posts on the topic on the bottom of your post
  • When you post your article on social media, use the hashtag #ChangeBlogChallenge.

 

Now, over to you –>  GO! GET WRITING. OR TAG SOME-ONE WHO DOES WRITE

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If there’s something you want me to write a blog post on, let me know! And do feel free to connect with me on Linkedin, my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter. Or if you’re really keen Insta (but you’ll need to sift through a lot of kitty / wine / food photos!)

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