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.

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 [...]

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, [...]