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The Change Designs Blog is a collection of insights, personal stories and real life experiences from people working in organizations. In this blog you will find real life stories depicting magical experiences and struggles, where the truth is richer, stranger and more practical than any theory or model. If you've ever wanted to read the diary of a leader, strategist, change agent, consultant, facilitator or a coach, or you are grappling with problems at work, then you will enjoy reading this practical blog.


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May
18

Motivational thoughts

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, May 18, 2017

This post describes a different way of thinking about motivation. Our motivation is determined more by how we think, than by the circumstances we find ourselves in. Read more


Sep
05

How to take back my power.

Ruth Tearle - Monday, September 05, 2016

A letter from my better self to my un-empowered self. Read more


Feb
09

When life gets tough, change your focus.

Ruth Tearle - Monday, February 09, 2015

Sometimes life is tough. External forces over which we have no control, seem to dominate our lives. We get fixated on them.  Read more


Nov
08

The meaning of wonder. By Shui-lyn White.

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, November 08, 2012

I was brought up to have meaning. My life had to have meaning, and my first duty was to discover this meaning. My Western upbringing demanded this. Who are you? Why are you here? Those were the questions of meaning I was duty bound to set off to answer. Assuredly, any failure to discover the meaning of my life, would be a tragedy beyond measure.  Read more


Oct
29

Celebrating Failure. By Colette Symanowitz

Ruth Tearle - Monday, October 29, 2012

This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 6-Sep-2012 issue. Read more


Oct
19

Creating magical moments in a team

Ruth Tearle - Friday, October 19, 2012

As a facilitator or leader, how often do you get to experience a 'magical moment' with your team? And what do you do, to create a space that encourages magical moments in your meetings, events or workshops? Read more


Aug
14

The beginning of transformation. By Susan Ksiezopolski

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The early years of my career were spent implementing information technology projects that enhance or streamline business processes. The later years have been spent on building organizational capacity for project management and business transformation.  My career has been fulfilling, rewarding and challenging. It has turned out far better than I could have ever possibly dreamed of, providing me with growth and learning beyond measure.  Read more


Apr
20

Change agent as hero. The story behind cultural or transformational change management.

Ruth Tearle - Friday, April 20, 2012

When we are involved in cultural change management, we often get so hung up on terminology, definitions and methodologies that we forget the story that underlies any transformational change. It is the universal story of all heroes.  Read more


Mar
29

"I have a dream" - Develop an inspiring vision.

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, March 29, 2012

When last in your career, did you 'have a dream?' When last did you feel the magic dust of inspiration spread across a room? Sometimes all it takes to energize a group and solve a difficult problem, is to copy a master.  Read more


Mar
23

Who has inspired you?

Ruth Tearle - Friday, March 23, 2012

I recently participated in a discussion entitled "What is the best advice you ever got?" I started thinking of all the people who had inspired me in my life and my career. Each of them had something to say, that got me thinking differently about problems, challenges and what works in life.  Read more


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