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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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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
24

Barefoot running the reward.

Ruth Tearle - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I have always had a belief that if you keep doing the right things, for long enough, the rewards will come. 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


Oct
05

The best of both worlds: Physical and digital.

Ruth Tearle - Friday, October 05, 2012

We are living in two different worlds: A physical and a digital world. Each world provides us with a different way to connect with others. With all the different media available to us, how do we choose the best way to communicate or collaborate? Read more


Sep
04

Templates vs musicality at work

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I got inspired by a movie called "The Concert." In the final scene, the soloist lifts the entire orchestra with her musicality, and in so doing, finds the truth about her life. I wanted to capture and harness the feeling that comes from beautiful music. So I decided to play the piano again.  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


Jul
31

Falling off the ladder

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'd always believed that achieving anything in life was like climbing a ladder to success. The formula I'd follow was: Read more


Jun
08

What do you do when things just don't work for you any more?

Ruth Tearle - Friday, June 08, 2012

What do you do when nothing seems to work the way it should?  Read more


May
25

Is resilience the new key success factor?

Ruth Tearle - Friday, May 25, 2012

Is resilience the new 'key success factor' of these times? Read more


May
18

Barefoot running week 10. Life gets in the way.

Ruth Tearle - Friday, May 18, 2012

It is much more difficult to start again or to get back on track, than it is to continue. I haven't run for 3 weeks. I hate to admit this in a blog, after my no excuses campaign. But sometimes life gets in the way. Read more


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