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.

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 [...]

Facts Don’t Change People’s Minds. Here’s What Does.

As change practitioners, we spend a great deal of time trying to get people to change their minds. We challenge sponsors and leaders to think differently and to act in new ways to succeed at [...]

Want to be a Great Business Leader in 5 Years? Master These 4 Skills

As change practitioners, this LinkedIn post provides perspective on two important topics: the top challenges facing our organizations’ leaders over the next five years, and the skills they need to address them. On the challenge [...]

How to Influence Millennials…and Everyone Else

As change practitioners, our real power is the power of influence. It is unlikely that we have direct authority over very many of those who have to change. Our knowledge, skills, experience, methodologies, processes, assessments, [...]

We Need to Raise the Bar

In his recent essay, Professional Development of HITA (High Impact Trusted Advisor) Practitioners, Daryl Conner asks, “Why are senior officers so often peripheral players in what are supposed to be important changes? Why do change [...]

Why You Need Conversational Intelligence

As change practitioners, we spend a great deal of our lives in conversation: we interview; conduct focus groups; hold one-on-one and one-on-team meetings; we advocate for our sponsors and leaders to think, and act, like [...]

Words Matter

For most people, talking comes naturally; most of the time we are barely conscious (if conscious at all) of the words that are about to come out of our mouths. Yet, as change practitioners, we [...]