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.

Change Communications and the Coronavirus

If there was ever an important time to think in terms of change communication rather than communication in general, now is that time. Even if your business has been operating primarily in a virtual environment, [...]

Adjusting Your Anchors During the Coronavirus Pandemic

For some change practitioners, working from home is the norm; for others it is a new, or at least unusual, experience. While this article is about working from home, it is not “tips and tricks.” [...]

Change Super-Charged: Responding to the Coronavirus

In Healthcare Trends: Coronavirus and Pandemic-Related Change, Prosci’s Janice Epp brings a change management lens to the healthcare industry’s response to the coronavirus. While a few of her messages are specific to that industry, most [...]

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, [...]

Are You a Passionate Practitioner?

How passionate are you about your profession as a change practitioner? How passionately are you practicing your craft? As Jeff Wolf writes in Work Passion is Today’s New Discipline, “the most effective motivator is intrinsic: [...]

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 [...]

The Change Management Function of the C-Suite

C-suite executives tend to be good at launching major change initiatives. Rosy promises of the future benefits the change will bring coupled with stoic statements of the hard work that will be needed to succeed [...]

The Skills and Mindsets of a Change Leader

In their June 2019 blog, ASQ (American Society for Quality) asked the question, How can an individual become a successful change leader? Robert Mitchell’s response identifies three skillsets required of a change leader. Communication: “The [...]

What Happens When Mistakes Happen?

Mistakes happen. Then what? More often than not, avoidance of responsibility, cover-up, “fix it quick”, or the blame game take over. All of these are evidence of a culture that is flawed. After all, mistakes [...]

When We’re Not Afraid

How often does fear affect how you fulfill your responsibilities as a change practitioner? Perhaps it is the mild, imperceptible, fear that you aren’t going to be able to complete the next deliverable on time. [...]