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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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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


Jan
15

The danger of reinforced ignorance.

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, January 15, 2015

How often have you sat bored at dinner parties, or in organizational meetings, listening to people complaining about the same things over and over again. Read more


Feb
14

Quick wins = strategic losses

Ruth Tearle - Friday, February 14, 2014

I was recently told by a friend of mine who had been working on a large scale, complex transformational project, that the project had been canceled. Instead, the team was told to focus on "quick wins." Read more


Dec
18

The End of Transformation By Susan Ksiezopolski

Ruth Tearle - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The end of the beginning sounds like a song or even a great title for a poem.  It seems like an ominous stage full of drama, anticipation and mystery regarding the upcoming unknown. The beginning starts to set you up for the end, already getting you ready to let go.   Read more


Oct
15

The story of our life.

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Becoming successful – one hour at a time. Read more


May
13

The best customer experience

Ruth Tearle - Monday, May 13, 2013

A customer experience in another world. Read more


Feb
21

The Middle of Transformation. By Susan Ksiezopolski

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ahh, the distant memories of the beginning, the start of the vision, the dream, the promise of what lay ahead. The moments in the beginning are filled with anticipation and excitement. The end seems far away in the beginning but in the middle some how time accelerates. There emerges a sense of urgency. Time seems to be more prevalent. In the beginning creative state, time seems to be irrelevant and actually feels like it is standing still.  Read more


Feb
20

Simplicity at work

Ruth Tearle - Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Whatever you are trying to do at work, keeping it simple will make it easier for you to get the support you need. Read more


Feb
19

The power of Thank You. By Colette Symanowitz.

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This post shows the power of saying a simple Thank You. This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 22-Nov-2012 issue 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


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