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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


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
25

Barefoot running week 6-7. Mastering small transitions

Ruth Tearle - Wednesday, April 25, 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


Apr
05

Barefoot running - Changing habits. Week 4 & 5

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, April 05, 2012

Managing change is about adopting new habits. This is easy to say and understand, but doing it is difficult. This is because changing a habit often involves winning an internal battle of wills. Read more


Mar
16

Barefoot Running-Resistance to change. Week 2

Ruth Tearle - Friday, March 16, 2012

Overcoming resistance means no more excuses. Read more


Mar
09

Barefoot running - a change in paradigm. Week 1.

Ruth Tearle - Friday, March 09, 2012

It is nine months since my knee operation, and my surgeon has given me permission to run again. But, he warns me, I need to do it differently. Having had a similar operation himself, and being a runner, his advice was to buy minimalist barefoot technology running shoes. These shoes he tells me, protect the knee in that most of the force of landing is spread between the toes, achilles and the calves. So my first step is to practice running with these shoes on a slight incline on a treadmill. Once I've mastered 20 minutes, I can then go back to him for the next step. Read more


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