Archive for October, 2011

Change Agent Tip #15: Let’s Face It: Change is Hard

Oct 24, 2011 22 Comments by

Most Organizational Change Management (OCM) professionals know plenty of theory and have plenty of experience. But why is it that even when we bring this wealth of OCM knowledge and talent to bear, change still seems so hard? Consider these four reasons why change is difficult: 1. Change is Personal – We can argue all […]

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Change Agent Tip #14: Throw ‘Em a Bone!

Oct 19, 2011 No Comments by

Many teams struggle to maintain positive morale through the long slog of a project. Today’s tip is simple to understand but surprisingly difficult for many Change Agents and Sponsors to follow through on. I call it: “Throw ‘Em a Bone”. The idea is to make sincere team appreciation an active, planned part of your project. […]

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Change Agent Tip #13: Know When to Say When

Oct 08, 2011 4 Comments

I watched New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s big press conference the other day. For those who missed it, the popular politician announced that in spite of heavy pressure to run, he would not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2012. The Bottom Line: He summed up his decision by saying: “Now […]

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Steve Jobs: The Ultimate Change Agent

Oct 05, 2011 No Comments

This world lost the ultimate Change Agent yesterday when Steve Jobs passed away. I’m completely enamored with Apple products but I’m even more of a fan of the man who dreamed many of them up. In honor of his genius, here are 20 of my my favorite quotes from a true master in the Art […]

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Change Agent Tip #12: Don’t Let Buzzwords Get Lost in Translation

Oct 05, 2011 1 Comment

Every domain of expertise has it’s buzzwords. I have heard buzzword horror stories from Change Agents working in fields as wide-ranging as medicine, agriculture and technology.  They each described communication problems that arose from people assuming others understood what what was being said when they used what seemed like common terms. Here are a few […]

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