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.

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. [...]

The Skills of Successful Change Leadership

As change practitioners, we know that having the right leadership for the initiatives we support is critical. The Center for Creative Leadership conducted a study to determine what those change leadership skills are. Participants were [...]

Getting Real About Culture Change

Peter Drucker wrote, “Culture eats change for breakfast.” As a change practitioner, you have likely been engaged to support “culture change” initiatives in the past. It is also likely that the cultures that were supposed [...]

Innovation: What Questions Should You Be Asking?

If we are to be fully in service to our clients, we should be prepared to help them gain new insights to how they are supporting—and sometimes undermining—the changes they are attempting to make. In [...]

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 [...]