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Changing the Way We Change by Jeanenne LaMarsh [Book]

Effective Change Agents know how to manage change. This book helps build Change Agents who can create agile organizations.

If your company is going to survive and succeed, the ability to implement change successfully must become a critical part of your job description, no matter what your job function. Smart companies are building…

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New eBook: A Brief History of Change Management

IT’S AN AMAZING STORY… THE BIRTH OF A PROFESSION

It’s an amazing story… the birth of a profession. Forty years ago there was no change management. There were no structured, disciplined nor transferable methodologies that could be internalized and leveraged by organizations. And certainly, there were no change management professionals.

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How Can the Implementation of a Defined and Well-Communicated Strategic Change Fail?

Senior leaders often define enterprise change from a strategic perspective. Too few executive-level Sponsors appreciate that as change is cascaded through the organization it has to be translated into the language of the impacted employees to successfully answer the questions: “What does this mean for me?”,“How does this change impact…

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Sponsor’s Guide to Change Management

LaMarsh Global is proud to announce the release of another free change management resource — the Sponsor’s Guide to Change Management.

If you are a change management practitioner, you have many resources to help you understand and apply your role. This resource is not one of them. This free…

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What Makes People Impacted by Change Feel Like Partners in the Change Process? | Video Transcript

You call the people who are going to be impacted by the change “targets”? If you’ve worked with us before, you know that we do that. And that we do that very deliberately, and as I’ve explained to many of you, very provocatively.   And the reason is because that’s how…

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What Makes People Impacted by Change Feel Like Partners in the Change Process? | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 10

In our tenth installment, Jeanenne talks more about Targets of change.

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Exactly What is Change Management?

We at LaMarsh Global still get the question, “Exactly what is change management?” a lot. Our first reaction is to determine how to answer the question.

As change management thought leaders, we know what change management is, but the initial answer has to be gauged to the level of detail needed…

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Turning Data Into Useful Change Management Information | Video Transcript

Turning the data into information is the critical part of good change management. If you are familiar with Managed Change™, you know that what we’ve done is we’ve identified the major sources, or potential sources, of resistance, and we have provided you with tools and processes for collecting…

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3 Major Change Management Trends: Exploring the Year Ahead | Managed Change™ Insights

We at LaMarsh Global are not great believers in predicting the future. We’ve learned our lesson over and over and know few of us can predict what is to come. However, the change management thought leaders at LaMarsh Global do have some idea of the immediate future. The year…

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Turning Data Into Useful Change Management Information | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 8

Jeanenne talks about using data to accurately identify potential source of resistance to change.

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When Beliefs and Behaviors are Challenged by Change | Managed Change™ Insights

There is a great deal of talk among change management practitioners about the need to address culture in change.

Indeed, many changes are titled as culture change, even though they may involve much more than culture. It is a bow to the recognition that the culture is going to have to…

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Changing the Way Change Happens | Video Transcript

Forty years is a long time to be thinking about managing change well and in those forty years, I have seen a great deal of change in how organizations look at change management.

And I’m smiling as I think about it because it’s been an incredibly satisfying journey to watch what’s…

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Changing the Way Change Happens | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 6

In our sixth installment, Jeanenne LaMarsh explains what to do when organizations have an appetite for change management and provides more insight into building organizational change management capability.

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What To Do When The Change Agent Is At Risk | Video Transcript

We’ve been able, as you have, to do a good job of defining what does a change agent do, but it’s also important for us to recognize this is actually a high-risk assignment. Your career, and the success of the change, is highly dependent on your ability to be a…

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What To Do When The Change Agent Is At Risk | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 5

The role and responsibilities of change agents create risk. In episode 5, Jeanenne shares two must-do tips for successful change management that work to mitigate this risk and bring good change to the organizations we serve.

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How Do You Get Leaders to Be Good Sponsors? | Video Transcript

How do we get leaders to be good sponsors? Shouldn’t they just know it? Shouldn’t that be part of their job description? Shouldn’t they not get promoted into leadership positions unless they are good sponsors? I know you are laughing right now, because I know your experience is that this…

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How Do You Get Leaders To Be Good Sponsors? | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 3

In the third episode, Jeanenne LaMarsh talks about the importance of building successful change management skills with our leaders and potential sources of resistance from this key group.

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40 Years Looking Forward on Change Management

A few weeks ago I sat down to reflect on the past 40 years and how change management has changed over that time. So it is very appropriate to look forward as well. What will change in the next 40 years?

That is a long time horizon to predict, 40 years,…

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40 Years Looking Back on Change Management

As I approach my 40th year as a student of managing change I find myself reflecting on the changes in how change management has progressed. And it has progressed. We who dedicate our lives to this work should be both proud and humbled by where change management is today in our…

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Podcast | Jeanenne LaMarsh Interview by The Change Source

Emma Murphy interviews LaMarsh Global’s Jeanenne LaMarsh in Episode 5 of The Change Source‘s Podcast Series from Dubai.

Listen to the original podcast here.