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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
17

Motivational stories

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Which is your story? Cinderella or the Heroes Journey?  Read more


Jul
14

Leadership and employee behaviour

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, July 14, 2016

Catch them doing it right. 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


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


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


Apr
26

Barefoot running week mastering small transitions 6-7

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, April 26, 2012

The hardest part of any change, is managing transitions. I struggle with the transition between sleeping and waking. I have no trouble sleeping, and once I'm up, I am fine for the day. But falling asleep and waking up is difficult. I've also noticed that the most difficult part of running, is not running, but rather it is the transition between sitting and exercising. It is packing my gym bag and grabbing my car keys.  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


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