Archive for September, 2011

Understanding What Makes People Tick

Sep 28, 2011 3 Comments by

This is Wendy Appel. She’s one of the world’s foremost experts on a tool called the Enneagram which sheds light on people’s underlying core beliefs and motivations. Even more importantly, it can help people use this understanding to be more effective in nearly any setting that requires humans to interact. So What’s an Enneagram? The […]

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Change Agent Tip#11: Access Equals Impact

Sep 26, 2011 1 Comment by

In this final post of a 4-part series, I’ll wrap up a recipe for change success based on the notion that Change Agents should treat their work like a project. The first three posts suggested you apply classic project management discipline to: … clearly define and manage change activities, … execute change adoption plans based […]

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Change Agent Tip #10: Change Agents Need Resources

Sep 15, 2011 2 Comments by

In an earlier post, I advised Change Agents to treat their change like a project in order to give it the structure and discipline needed for successful execution.  I also described a set of four “must haves” for Change Agents to deliver these projects. The list of key ingredients in my recipe for change project […]

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More Rockin’ the Radio!

Sep 12, 2011 No Comments

Starting this Fall, you can hear theBigRocks on the radio every month! Back in July, I did an interview with Lori Ruff and Mike O’Neil of Rock the World Media for their radio program called “Rock the World with LinkedIn“. We had a great time talking about how Change Agents can use the basic principles […]

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Change Agent Tip #9: Leaders Need to Step Up

Sep 04, 2011 5 Comments

People often ask me the difference between “Change Management” and “Change Leadership”. In my last post, I answered the question with the old axiom: “You manage things and you lead people…”. I also listed some of the critical things (such as work activities, budgets and schedule dependencies) that Change Agents need to manage. Today I’ll […]

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