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.

The “Last Mile”: Making Organizational Change Personal

Change happens one person at a time. While change planning emphasizes engaging and communicating with various constituencies and stakeholder groups, we ultimately need to ensure that each individual moves successfully through the transition process. In [...]

Do More. Do Smarter. Chuck the “To Do” List.

How many items are on your “To Do” list? How many of these lists do you keep? It may be time to tear them up, or delete the digital versions. According to Fast Company author [...]

What Type of Change Leader Are You Serving?

In his book Leading at the Edge of Chaos, Daryl Conner offers a set of change leadership archetypes. The Anti-Change Leader: Recognizing the disruption that change causes within an organization, this leader seeks to avoid [...]

A New Application of an Old Model

In this TED talk Martin Danoesastro asks, “What are you willing to give up to change the way we work?” He begins with a video of a flock of hundreds of birds rapidly changing direction [...]

Change and the Three Brains

As a change practitioner, how often do you listen to your three brains? Neuroscience research has shown that we each have three fully functioning brains. Our head (cephalic) brain is best suited for creativity, logic, [...]

Put People First

TED has compiled seven talks associated with structural changes and change success. While each has something to contribute, reviewing them all would be too much for this article. Here is an overview of one of [...]

Is Your Sponsor a Change Leader?

Leadership isn’t about what you say. It’s about how you show up, what you do, who you are. In this online post, The Five Principles of Change Leadership, June Bradham highlights what it takes to [...]

When Leaders are Undermining Change, What are You Doing About It?

Leaders don’t always get it right. In fact, sometimes they get it all wrong. In his Harvard Business Review Article Three Ways Senior Leaders Create at Toxic Culture, Ron Carucci cites from his own observations [...]

Are Your Leaders Competent as Change Leaders?

Whatever the statistics, too many organizational change initiatives fail to deliver on their promise. While at times it is the solution that is flawed, more often it is the execution. There are two sets of [...]

The Millennial Boss

You may or may not have a millennial boss. But, as a change practitioner, it is likely that you are working with millennial sponsors. In either case, “What Everyone Needs to Understand About Millennial Bosses” [...]