Sticking to a new year resolution is not easy. Often by the time the end of January rolls around, we have forgotten most of what we set out for ourselves at the start of the year. So I thought that while I am rounding up the best articles of January, it would be a good idea to gather some of the best new year’s resolution articles – both change related and not – to help inspire you to get back on track with your goals.
Maybe the problem with sticking to your goals is how you’ve set them for yourself. Take the advice given by Erik Larson to fine tune those resolutions and make your 2017 that much better.
I very recently discovered Jill Malleck’s coaching blog, and I must say I enjoyed it. This particular article gives four easy to follow steps to achieve your change management goals for 2017.
While Amanda Zantal-Wiener’s advice is directed more towards marketers, I nevertheless feel that the lessons she lays out are invaluable to any professional. My resolutions list has grown since reading this article.
One of my favorite messages going in the year is the following quote from Helen Mitchell’s blog.
“Change is Inevitable…..Growth is Optional”
In an excellently laid out blog, she details a way to manage change in the new year. What I loved most about this blog is that it was so easy to find the information. The heading and numbering made finding steps to take, mistakes to avoid and other critical change management information for 2017 that much easier.
This article by Darrell Gurney gives a take on change management from the other side of the equation – by addressing those being affected by the change. Almost all of my articles and blogs are addressed to the leadership in the change initiative. Darrell is addressing those affected by change. I advise all change managers to read this togain a little more perspective.
Up until this article, the majority have been about how to set your goals for 2017. Stephanie Vozza gives us ways to ensure that we stick to the resolutions we have set for ourselves in seven steps.
Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Jason Little, founder of leanchange.org. In the interview we discussed his goals for his blog in 2017, trends, innovation and inspiration. Now, this particular blog isn’t a new year’s resolution feature. It is a forecast for how Jason sees the year to come. I feel that knowing where you are headed is an important part of the goal setting process.
For most of us, if we manage to stick to 50% of our resolutions – that’s a real improvement. My blog on my resolutions focusses on a few, more focused goals for change that I have set in the coming year. So let me give you a breakdown of my change management New Year’s resolutions for 2017.
Chris is the Lead Author & Editor of Change Blog. Chris established the Change blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to Change Management.