June 18, 2013
I’m continuing with my answers to practitioners’ questions on character and presence. In this third post of the series, I address concerns about our tendency to “fall asleep” rather than come to terms with who we are and its place in practicing the craft.
June 12, 2013
Many change facilitators have asked me questions about my recent series on character and presence, and I decided to answer them directly on the blog over several weeks. In this post, I address concerns about finding clients who will value a practitioner’s “character/presence package.”
May 21, 2013
I asked several practitioners whom I respect to write guest posts about how they related to two previously released series: Character/Presence and Cultivating Character. Donna Brighton, a seasoned change professional, is the fourth contributor to this series. Donna describes three distinct areas that defined her journey to practicing the craft at the mastery level: learning the craft, practicing with integrity, and helping others along the way. She challenges practitioners to consider five questions that can help shape their paths.
May 7, 2013
I asked several practitioners whom I respect to write guest posts about how they related to two previously released series: Character/Presence and Cultivating Character. Sheila Legon, a seasoned change professional, is the second contributor to this series. She reflects on the patterns related to a “sense of self” that begin to emerge when one takes the time to focus on them.
April 9, 2013
Since 2009, I have written more than sixty series addressing what I believe are some of the issues, challenges, opportunities, pitfalls, rewards, motivations, and responsibilities associated with being a seasoned change practitioner. Most of this writing has been centered on what we do—the technical, conceptual aspects of our profession.
Over the past few months, I have begun a shift in emphasis.
January 8, 2013
Change practitioners utilize various concepts and techniques, but it is our presence that informs and mobilizes clients. As powerful as this means of influence is, however, it is usually applied without much conscious intent on our part. In this post, I describe how we can enrich and deepen our presence by evolving our character.
July 24, 2012
In this series, we’re facing the ugly truth that we have inadvertently contributed to the dismal 70% failure rate of change initiatives. In this final post, I take a hard look at what role we have played, and what we can do about reversing it.