October 26, 2010
Many initiatives fail to achieve their intended purpose because they require more change than people can accommodate. Being able to objectively measure both the demands of change and the capacity people have to absorb the implications is a vital skill for profession change facilitators. This is the first of four posts about managing capacity and demand when multiple, overlapping initiatives are being implemented.
October 19, 2010
I recently had a wonderful opportunity to talk to Linda Ackerman Anderson, co-founder of Being First, the change leadership and transformational change consulting and training firm based in Durango, Colorado. Linda is one of the pioneer thought leaders in change management and organization transformation.
Linda and her partner/husband, Dean Anderson, have written two books: Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results through Conscious Change Leadership and the companion piece, The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation.
In the interview, Linda gives her perspective on conscious change leadership (segment 1), shares five strategic change disciplines that build lasting and masterful change capability in our organizations (segment 2), and provides a thought-provoking alternative to the label “change management professional” (segment 3).
October 12, 2010
The changes that emerge during our era will leave footprints that our children and grandchildren will either benefit from or suffer through. There are those who are rightfully concerned about the economic burden we are leaving for future generations to contend with. We should have an equal concern, however, for the change-related legacy we’ll leave. Some of the transitions we are currently facing, and others to come, have long-term implications and will have a direct bearing on life after ours is over.
October 5, 2010
In the grand scheme of things, most attempts to change or respond to change have little long-lasting impact on people’s lives. Some undertakings, however, could make a significant, positive difference in the quality of life (and even protect life itself) if only they could be fully realized. These are the changes that matter…the ones we must ensure are successfully executed.
In this post, I will tell you why I feel it is so important to be in the change business today, and why I’ve been a change practitioner for more than 35 years.