Building Personal Impact

Change Management Review™ is pleased and honored to welcome Brian Gorman to our team as the guest author for our Building Personal Impact feature.

There are many lenses through which we look at change; there are also many levels at which change occurs. Change Management Review™ understands that, for those of us who are managing organizational change, working with individuals undergoing change, or experiencing change and potential disruption every day ourselves, “all change is personal.”

Whatever your change practitioner lens for a particular organizational change (Human Resources, Information Technology, Project Management, Learning and Development, change agent, external consultant), it is important to keep an “all change is personal” mindset front and center. The Building Personal Impact feature will provide insights on how to apply this perspective to your role as a change practitioner.

Doing the Really Tough Stuff

Nobody ever said that being a change practitioner would be easy. After all, change is challenge-filled, meaning that our focus is on helping our clients to navigate difficulty day in and day out. The biggest [...]

When We’re Not Afraid

How often does fear affect how you fulfill your responsibilities as a change practitioner? Perhaps it is the mild, imperceptible, fear that you aren’t going to be able to complete the next deliverable on time. [...]

Ditch the Drama

Some people have more of a flair for the dramatic than others. As change professionals, rarely, if ever, will drama contribute to our success. Because the major changes that we are often involved with can [...]

Be a Remarkable Change Practitioner

If you know Seth Godin, you know that he is always pushing the edge, bringing a magnifying glass, a telescope, or another new lens for viewing our lives and how we choose to live them. [...]

How Hard Are You Working?

How much of what you are doing at work comes easy to you? What percentage of your time are you spending feeling challenged to learn and grow? In this Inc. article, Jessica Stillman makes the [...]

Questioning to Strengthen Client Relationships

As a professional coach serving highly experienced change practitioners, one of the most frequent challenges I hear is, "How do I become more than a hired hand so that my clients can benefit from the [...]

Strengthening the Decisions of Decision-Makers

As change practitioners, we are not typically the ones making the big decisions. However, we are often in a position to inform those decisions. And, those of us who serve in advisory roles (whether internal [...]

Get Your Motivation Re-Charge

As a change practitioner, it is likely that others look to you—and interact with you—as a leader, whether or not you hold a formal leadership role. You may be an independent consultant whose clients count [...]

Knowledge is Power…When Shared

In this short but important TED talk (The Military Case for Sharing Knowledge), General Stanley McChrystal challenges a paradigm that displays itself not only in the military, but in organizations of every type. As change [...]

Innovation: What Questions Should You Be Asking?

If we are to be fully in service to our clients, we should be prepared to help them gain new insights to how they are supporting—and sometimes undermining—the changes they are attempting to make. In [...]