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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


May
18

Motivational thoughts

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, May 18, 2017

This post describes a different way of thinking about motivation. Our motivation is determined more by how we think, than by the circumstances we find ourselves in. Read more


Apr
18

How to be happy.

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When happiness is a discipline rather than a result. Read more


Oct
07

Motivation - life goals and dreams.

Ruth Tearle - Friday, October 07, 2016

The key to living a dream life.  Read more


Sep
05

How to take back my power.

Ruth Tearle - Monday, September 05, 2016

A letter from my better self to my un-empowered self. Read more


Feb
09

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


Dec
18

The End of Transformation By Susan Ksiezopolski

Ruth Tearle - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The end of the beginning sounds like a song or even a great title for a poem.  It seems like an ominous stage full of drama, anticipation and mystery regarding the upcoming unknown. The beginning starts to set you up for the end, already getting you ready to let go.   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


Nov
08

The meaning of wonder. By Shui-lyn White.

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, November 08, 2012

I was brought up to have meaning. My life had to have meaning, and my first duty was to discover this meaning. My Western upbringing demanded this. Who are you? Why are you here? Those were the questions of meaning I was duty bound to set off to answer. Assuredly, any failure to discover the meaning of my life, would be a tragedy beyond measure.  Read more


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


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