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.

Brain Cleaning

If you know anything about neuroscience it is likely you have heard about neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to build new neural networks as you gain new knowledge and build new skills. The more [...]

Why Take a Walk?

Sometimes the day-to-day work of a change practitioner can feel very routine. But especially as you take on more responsibility supporting major change initiatives, those times become fewer and fewer. While the science of change [...]

Teaming For Success

Amy Edmondson, the Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, draws an important distinction between teams and teaming in this TEDNYC talk. It is a distinction that we—as change practitioners—can put to good [...]

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 [...]

Transformation Comes in Many Flavors

If you are a change practitioner, transformation is a word that most likely permeates more and more of your conversations, more and more of your assignments, and more and more of your uncertainty about “what [...]

A Change Lesson from Game of Thrones

Carmine Gallo knows a lot about communication. Among other things, he is the author of Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great and Talk Like TED, the 9 Public Speaking Secrets [...]

Are You Ready to Leave Your Plateau?

Research has shown that for most people, performance plateaus after a couple of years. This is true whether you are looking at job performance, performance as a parent or partner, or performance in any other [...]

Three Steps to Avoid Working Harder Than Your Sponsor

One of the first pieces of advice I heard as a change agent was “don’t work harder than your sponsor.” Whenever I’ve shared this, the main responses I get are groans and eye-rolls. It’s definitely [...]

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 [...]