$165K for Zombies… Seriously?

Aug 24, 2010 1 Comment by

Undead Fakers Win $165,000 from the City of Minneapolis The City of Minneapolis recently paid $165,000 to settle a lawsuit with a group of seven disaffected citizens who had taken to the streets of the 2006 Minneapolis Aquatennial dressed as zombies to protest against “mindless consumerism”.  A long strange story ensued… but suffice to say, […]

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Busy Doing What?

Aug 22, 2010 1 Comment by

Being “Busy as a Bee” is a good thing, right? Of course we want our people and our teams to be cracking that whip and getting things done every hour of the work day.  Busy people would seem to be a sure sign of high productivity.  But that rule of thumb also comes with this […]

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theBigRocks will be Tweetin’!

Aug 20, 2010 No Comments

Keep up with the latest observations from theBigRocks and me (Steve Chihos) on Twitter by adding @chihos to the list of those you follow. As always: pass it along to your friends and help us build the network! -Steve

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It’s Called Indecision… I Think?

Aug 17, 2010 6 Comments

By now everyone who follows football knows all they need to know about the infamous indecision of Brett Favre.  After a long career in Green Bay that included a Super Bowl win, the future Hall of Fame quarterback announced a tearful retirement a couple years ago only to come back and play a hot and […]

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A Sponsor Question…

Aug 11, 2010 1 Comment

Vote on our most recent poll question: What’s the most important thing a Change Sponsor can do to ensure a change is successful? As always, vote early and often… and don’t hesitate to comment and forward the link to others. -Steve

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August 2010 Poll: Identifying Stakeholders

Aug 08, 2010 1 Comment

The August 2010 poll asks for your feedback about mistakes made when identifying stakeholders for change.

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theBigRocks is Going Live!

Aug 06, 2010 2 Comments

theBigRocks of Change blog will be going live soon! Let me know if you want to help me verify the site is working before we invite the world inside…

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Abraham Unrivaled

Aug 03, 2010 2 Comments

Abraham Lincoln placed preservation of the Union ahead of his own political ambition by appointing some of his most vigorous rivals to his cabinet. By engaging these rivals, he crafted better decisions and built support for positions that may have otherwise strengthened his opposition.

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Building Stakeholder Readiness for Change

Aug 01, 2010 4 Comments

Those impacted by significant organizational change are often referred to as “stakeholders” – and preparing these people to be ready for Day-1 of the new change is the most important metric of OCM success. The five steps outlined in this series will help you prepare your stakeholders and make your change successful.

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…Decisions, Decisions…

Jul 30, 2010 1 Comment

Effective and timely decisions can often influence the success of your change initiative. Consider these 5 ways that leaders and teams can make decisions and keep the momentum for change moving along.

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Racers and Pacers

Jul 30, 2010 3 Comments

When it comes to picking Change Agents, one lesson I’ve learned is that everyone adapts to change at a different pace. So it can help to select a variety of Change Agents – including a few Racers and a few Pacers.

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