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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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Sometimes life is tough. External forces over which we have no control, seem to dominate our lives. We get fixated on them. Read more
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
I have always had a belief that if you keep doing the right things, for long enough, the rewards will come. Read more
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 nothing seems to work the way it should? Read more
Is resilience the new 'key success factor' of these times? Read more
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
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
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