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The Top 3 Reasons Sponsors Resist Change

Sponsors play an instrumental role in the success—or failure—of change. If a sponsor isn’t whole-heartedly on board with the change or change process, it can have a crippling effect.

When people aren’t on board during a change in your company, it can make the process a lot more difficult…

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Bold Statements | Never train your employee to ‘do’ change management

Never train your employee to ‘do’ change management.

Please tune in during the coming months as we explore bold and provocative notions about change management. Our goal is to spark dialogue, engage with one another and challenge what we might think about change and change management today. 

The 7 Emotional Phases Employees Go Through During Change

When people within an organization are required to change, they still value and emotionally identify with the current state.

The idea of change triggers a strong, legitimate response in them: a feeling of deep personal loss. Once these reactions start to appear among targets, how can you take steps to make…

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Free Download | Mapping a Change Initiative

To operate efficiently as a company, it’s necessary to manage change projects efficiently. 

Change is needed for continuous improvement within your organization, but if you don’t know how to organize that change and the milestones that come with it effectively, your efforts can potentially backfire. That is why Read More ›

Provocative Thoughts | A change management certificate is not a license to practice

A change management certificate is not a license to practice.

Please tune in during the coming months as we explore bold and provocative notions about change management. Our goal is to spark dialogue, engage with one another and challenge what we might think about change and change management today. 

The 3 Most Common Change Management Myths

Why do some people see change management as unnecessary? Why do far too many senior managers think change management is something they can make up as they go along?

It’s usually because they buy into one (if not all) of these all-too-common change management myths:

1.  The myth: People will always adapt…

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Bold Statements | Stop being rational with the target of change

Stop being rational with the target of change.

Please tune in during the coming months as we explore bold and provocative notions about change management. Our goal is to spark dialogue, engage with one another and challenge what we might think about change and change management today. 

Free Download | 5 Must-Do Tips for Effective Change Management eBook

Change was once a discrete event with a beginning, middle and end. At the end things got back to “normal.”

But today, change is a constant; multiple changes can happen simultaneously with no normal in sight. Changes can take companies – and the people in them – toward a successful future,…

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4 Tips to Survive the Delta State

The delta state is where the bulk of change happens. It’s the gap between the present and the future. It’s a time of confusion—the old way of doing things is gone, but the new way isn’t firmly established.

For many people, breaking the comfortable routines of the current state and stepping…

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How to Increase Your Resilience in the Face of Change

When someone tries to get you to change, you can experience a number of different reactions. If change means you have to leave a present that’s comfortable and familiar, you’ll most likely resist change and fight to stay the same.

Resilient people can absorb the impact of change and keep going. …

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Bold Statements | They say they want change management but they sabotage it

They say they want change management but they sabotage it.

Please tune in during the coming months as we explore bold and provocative notions about change management. Our goal is to spark dialogue, engage with one another and challenge what we might think about change and change management today. 

Defining the Future State in 3 Easy Steps

Change is difficult because you are leaving what was once comfortable and familiar and heading into the unknown.

But focusing on the future and planning how you’ll approach the transition toward it makes change a lot smoother. The future will look different for every company, but there are 3 easy steps that…

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Provocative Thoughts | Change management is a commodity

Change management is a commodity.

Please tune in during the coming months as we explore bold and provocative notions about change management. Our goal is to spark dialogue, engage with one another and challenge what we might think about change and change management today. 

How to Develop a Change Management Learning Plan

For many organizations, it’s not enough to know why a change is needed, what it will entail and how it should be implemented. Frequently the desired state requires people to be able to do new things they have never done before.

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Bold Statement | Maybe change management as we define it is not a good idea

Maybe change management as we define it is not a good idea.

Please tune in during the coming months as we explore bold and provocative notions about change management. Our goal is to spark dialogue, engage with one another and challenge what we might think about change and change management today. 

7 Obstacles to Coaching Change Targets (and How to Overcome Them)

As a change agent, you need to be able to empathize with perspectives.

You also need to take time to listen, respond well and sometimes read between the lines. But it’s no secret that resistance and obstacles crop up during change efforts. How do you address these obstacles and move your…

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Chaos in the Delta State of Change Management

Change is risky.  Leaving the strong, secure hold of the present and moving toward a future that’s uncertain and unclear is alarming.

When we decide to change, we have to deal with the great chasm between the comforting, familiar past and the new, unfamiliar future: the delta. The truth is change…

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Free Download | Anticipate Resistance to Change Tool

Did you know? Even before change is announced, it’s possible for change agents to anticipate reasons why people might resist. And as we know, this insight is instrumental in the success of a change initiative.

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Assessing the Current State From 4 Different Angles

Did you drive to work yesterday? If you drove, did you have to think about the route you took – which corner to turn at, whether to go right or left? Probably not. You know the way.

You are comfortable with that way because it doesn’t take a lot of effort.…

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Free Download | 5 Strategies & 7 Must-Do Steps to Harmonize Change eBook

Like an orchestra without a conductor, an organizational change that lacks (or has weak) strategy and tactics, can sound, feel and look like singular instruments playing out of sync with each other.

Good Change Managers know how complex the change process can be.  They also know how complicated it can be…

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