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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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Customer satisfaction - in a world of choice.

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, March 19, 2015

I love my bank! Read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Barefoot Running-Resistance to change. Week 2

Ruth Tearle - Friday, March 16, 2012

Overcoming resistance means no more excuses. Read more

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