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Making Time for Change

We’re almost a month into the New Year which means 80% of people have abandoned their resolutions. In this Inc.com article, the two main reasons include being unreasonable about your resolution, and the word resolution itself. I didn’t have a New Year’s resolution...

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Change Management: A Look Back at 2018

This year marks my 3rd State of Change Management blog post. I guess that's simply a fancy way to say "here's my WAG (wild-ass guess) for how change management will change this year" If you are interested, my 2017 post is here, and my 2016 post is here. This year will...

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Triggering Meaningful Dialogue with Storytelling

If you've ever seen a Disney movie, you know what great storytelling looks like. The hero gets a call to action; turns it down, or fails, or runs away; finds meaning in what they were asked to do through a mentor; and finally, they come back and are successful....

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Creating a Community of Change Agents with Lean Change

Lean Change Agent Facilitators Charlotte Mawle and Ro Gorell recently interviewed Melanie Lunny about her experience using Lean Change Management tools to create a community of change agents.  Listen to Melanie Lunny describe her experiences of applying Lean Change. ...

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Lean Change Management in Action

4 Perspectives - The Change Managers, Scrum Master, and Agile Coach. Change management never seems to be straightforward in large, complex enterprises and this program was no different.This is the story of the journey to integrate change management into a continuous...

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Alternatives to Change Management Certifications

In 1998 I became an HP Certified Printer Repair person because I demonstrated the ability to replace PIU;s (Paper Input Units) at an alarming speed. It's also been about 15 years since I received my first MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) designation for using...

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Why Agile Breaks Your Organization

A while back I was helping a marketing department with Agile, and that’s a story for another day. This story starts with a comment from a VP who was sponsoring the problem that this marketing team was working on. He said, “we tend to make it hard on ourselves to get...

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Creating Alignment for Enterprise Transformation

Read any article about how to ensure successful change (or why changes fail), and you're likely to see these patterns: we need communication, top-down support, strong leadership, a reason why (urgency), motivated individuals, and the right change method to follow....

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