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.

Lessons from Leadership Neuroscience

The 4 Brain Superpowers You Need to Be a Successful Leader, According to Neuroscience by Leigh Buchanan may be written for leaders, but its lessons are important for us as change practitioners as well. In [...]

Beware of Change Management Stars!

TED presenter Margaret Heffernan challenges the corporate focus on star employees who outperform their peers. In Why It’s Important to Forget the Pecking Oder at Work, “Super-performers” don’t raise the overall level of company performance; [...]

More No. Less Yes.

Author Greg McKeown makes a habit of saying “No.” In Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, McKeown lays out a sound rationale for saying “Yes” less, and for focusing our attention and energy on fewer [...]

Is “Holding Space” in Your Change Toolkit?

As Lynn Hauka, the author of The Sweetness of Holding Space for Another says, holding space is something that each of us is capable of, and something that each of us has done. That being [...]

What Does The Trust Meter Say?

In case there is any doubt, a culture of trust is vital to the work that we do as change practitioners. You may be able to drive short-term, looking-over-the-shoulder compliance through authoritarian, top-down dictate; but [...]

Getting Real

You may be approaching your role as a change practitioner from a position of leadership; or, yours might be strictly a position of influence. Either way, there are lessons to learn, and skills to develop, [...]

True Leaders

All too often as change practitioners we find ourselves unable to establish the influence we feel that we need with leaders. When this happens, the tendency is to melt into our role rather than be [...]

Quitting is Leading Too

You may be surprised to learn that this is a quote from Nelson Mandela; he certainly isn’t known as a quitter. For the most part, those of us who serve as change practitioners are not [...]

Prosilience: Building Your Resilience for a Turbulent World

As change practitioners, we all know that some people are more resilient than others and that the dynamic world in which we live and work is putting more and more of a demand for resilience [...]

What You Can Learn From Under Armour’s Billion-Dollar Coup

Paul Petrone This LinkedIn post begins with the story of how Nike lost Steph Curry as their sneaker ambassador…and how Under Armour signed him and rose to become a major competitor to Nike as a [...]