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LaMarsh Global’s official blog, where change management thought leaders make the case for successful change.

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Jeanenne LaMarsh is Retiring

My colleague and close friend Jeanenne LaMarsh has decided to retire from LaMarsh Global at the end of the year.

Words fail to express the many ways in which she has impacted my life, and I’m sure many of our lives, both personally and professionally. She will be greatly missed, but…

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Celebrating Change Management Certification for Veterans

Happy Veterans Day! As a USAF retiree, I’m so excited to share that LaMarsh Global recently facilitated a custom Managed Change™ Agent Certification program designed specifically for veterans last month in San Antonio, Texas. It was amazing that both active military members and current military veterans attended the session and that…

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6 Lessons Learned From Failed Change Projects

WHAT CAN AN ORGANIZATION LEARN BY ANALYZING FAILED CHANGES?

I recently met with the EVP of Finance for a global pharmaceutical company who has lead responsibility for implementing a new ERP system across the enterprise. He told me that this is their third attempt with the implementation and that his company has…

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Sponsor Assessment Tool: How To Determine If Your Change Has Effective Sponsorship

LaMarsh Global’s free Sponsor Assessment Tool can be used by change management professionals and project teams to test current levels of sponsorship.

To complete the assessment, participants must rate how informed or effective they feel current Sponsors are in relation to fifteen important successful change management requirements. Then, use the formula in the Sponsor Assessment…

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These 5 Questions Will Better Define Change Management for Your Organization

At times, we find ourselves having difficulties explaining to leaders what change management is, why it is so important and how it adds value. When this happens, we struggle trying to get peers to appreciate the impact change management discipline can have on the ability to successfully lead change and…

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Help Your Organization Understand Change Management Roles and Responsibilities

Successful Change Changes Everything: An Anthology of Role-Specific Change Management Guides is a free change management resource to help you and the people of your organization understand your roles in change and efficiently apply them.

We at LaMarsh Global argue that making that process visible is valuable to those individuals to ensure they…

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Why One Company Calls Resistance a Gift | Video Transcript

The project team can’t help but be frustrated occasionally, sometimes frequently, by the impediments thrown in their way by people who don’t want to change.

You and I, as change management practitioners, try to figure out what causes that resistance and design ways to deal with it when it exists. We know…

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Sharing the Best Change Management Resources

Over the past few years, we have been freely sharing our change management thought leadership with you and your colleagues.

Very importantly, we have focused the weekly blog posts, eBooks, podcasts, tools, videos and other resource downloads on helping you improve the way in which change is managed in your organization.…

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Why One Company Calls Resistance a Gift | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 13

In final episode of Managed Change™ Minutes, Rick explains how resistance can lead to positive results…

Want more? View additional Managed Change™ Minutes episodes and access free change management resources.

10 Steps That Will Improve Your ROI of Change Management Calculation

EXPLORING THE VALUE OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT & ROI: PART 3

Remember our suggestion to focus less on ROI and more on RESULTS (R)? In the article, we explored the hard and soft data points required to do a solid and trusted ROI calculation. In general, the key to an accurate estimate…

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CEO to Host Workshop at ACMP® European Regional Change Management Conference

LaMarsh Global is pleased to announce that CEO Rick Rothermel will present at the 2015 ACMP® European Regional Change Management Conference in Brussels, Belgium on 18, September 2015.

Open to both ACMP members and non-members, Rick’s workshop will focus on the topic of Sponsors Behaving Badly – Tips and Techniques for…

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Change Management Resourcing as a Business Decision: A Free Guide

8 CRITICAL ELEMENTS TO HELP YOU DECIDE TO HIRE, BUY, RENT OR BUILD THE CHANGE MANAGEMENT RESOURCES YOU NEED

I am asked several times a week if I know anyone I can recommend to fill an open change management position, so I know there must be a huge demand for qualified change…

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Managed Change™ Workshop Receives Accreditation from ACMP

LaMarsh Global recently gained the Qualified Education Provider™ (QEP) status from the Association of Change Management Professionals® (ACMP) for its Managed Change™ Workshop. ACMP’s goal is to advance the discipline of change management.

The QEP status signals to our current and future clients that our course aligns with The Standard,…

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What I Learned From Teaching Change Management In China

 

Even though it takes close to 14 hours to travel the more than 6,500 miles from Detroit Metro Airport to Beijing, as it turns out, that distance isn’t as significant as you might first think.

LaMarsh Global recently conducted change management training in Beijing, China through a successful Managed Change™ Agent Certification session. To…

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10 Tips for Effective Change Management Communication

I just received my invitation to David Grossman’s webinar Ultimate Communicator’s Checklist: The 7  Habits Every Communicator Must Master on 6/25 and was excited to register here, because communication is so relevant to successful change management. Coaching one of our client change teams recently, I was reminded of…

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Target’s Guide to Change Management

LaMarsh Global is proud to announce the publication of Target’s Guide to Change Management, a free eBook available for download today.

Over the years we have provided much support for change management practitioners whose job it is to help people impacted by change to move through the delta and successfully achieve new,…

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Where Do You Get Your Information About Resistance? | Video Transcript

We know what causes resistance. We have designed tools to collect the data needed to determine who will exhibit what resistance and for what reasons. What frequently overwhelms the change management practitioners we work with is where they go to get that information.

When they complete a Key Role Map or…

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How Does Resistance Impact Return on Investment (ROI)?

EXPLORING THE VALUE OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT & ROI: PART 2

Change Agents, Practitioners and Sponsors are well aware of the impact resistance has on the overall success of projects and the acceptance/adoption of the change by those impacted. Resistance identification and mitigation are at the core of the LaMarsh Global Read More ›

4 Questions to Answer When Factoring Change Management into Return On Investment (ROI)

EXPLORING THE VALUE OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT & ROI: PART 1

Leaders regularly find themselves in the position of Sponsor for significant changes happening in their organizations. It is the Sponsor’s job to provide the project team with the leadership, support and resources they need to successfully manage all aspects of each…

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Avoid Cultural Faux Pas and Complete a Culture Impact Check

Traveling internationally for the past few weeks, I am reminded of the impact culture has on our ability to effectively lead and implement changes throughout our organizations. As much as the world continues to become homogenous at an alarming speed and many people and cultures try to emulate the West,…

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