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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
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
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
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
I have always had a belief that if you keep doing the right things, for long enough, the rewards will come. Read more
I got inspired by a movie called "The Concert." In the final scene, the soloist lifts the entire orchestra with her musicality, and in so doing, finds the truth about her life. I wanted to capture and harness the feeling that comes from beautiful music. So I decided to play the piano again. Read more
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