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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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How to Coach Up Ineffective Change Sponsors

STRONG SPONSORSHIP IS CRITICAL TO PROJECT SUCCESS

I received an email from a former client who is now a Change Agent working on a mission-critical change project. In her message, she wrote that her project’s Sponsor recently changed and that her new supervisor is pushing her to get done with…

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3 Ways Change Management Improves Business Strategy

GOOD CHANGE MANAGEMENT IS GOOD BUSINESS STRATEGY

My client Alexis contracted LaMarsh Global to work with her senior leadership team on the development of their business strategy. She recognized that defining and implementing a business strategy requires change management discipline to be successful. Her CEO respected her opinion but was skeptical…

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10 Tips for Communicating the Desired State

WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE THE DESIRED STATE TO ALL WHO ARE IMPACTED?

My client Sylvia recently earned her Managed Change™ Agent Certification. She called me last week asking for some advice. Sylvia told me she worked with her Sponsor and the senior leadership team to define the Desired State…

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New Tool: Change Management Approach Selection Criteria Assessment

A FREE RESOURCE FOR THOSE ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING TO BUILD CHANGE MANAGEMENT COMPETENCY

The Change Management Approach Selection Criteria Assessment tool will help your organization make an objective and thoughtful decision about the foundation of what will become the building blocks of your change management efforts.

Choosing the right change management model and…

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Where Do You Get Your Information About Resistance? | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 12

Mitigating resistance from people in the organization is an important part of successful change management and something that’s often overlooked.

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

What is the LaMarsh Global Approach?

CEO Rick Rothermel explains the LaMarsh Global change management approach and talks more specifically about the Managed Change™ Model & Methodology.

Don’t Get Distracted by the Role of Leadership in Change | Video Transcript

While no one who understands change management, least of all LaMarsh Global, would deny the important role that leaders play in change, there is a danger in over-valuing that role.

We have been seeing a lot of articles in business magazines and blogs creating the case for good sponsorship on the…

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Don’t Get Distracted by the Role of Leadership in Change | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 11

CEO Rick Rothermel explains how establishing good Sponsors is only one part of successful change management.

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