A Guide for Muggles: The 3 change management obstacles we’d fix with magic

I was recently reading an article by John Kotter, on his 8 Step Change model and how to build successful change management plans, my hyperactive brain immediately associated the Harvard Business School professor’s name with that of a certain famous wizard – yes, you guessed it – Harry Potter. I thought to myself, “What if

Pokémon NO – Pokémon Go and Change Management terms which have been overused

Pokémon Go is just another one of those trends that has taken the world by storm, and leaves you scratching your head thinking: “We get it. You like Pokémon. Can you drop it already?” Likewise, there are some trends in Change Management that leave me feeling the same way. “The change is going to be agile,

How the OKC Thunder Can Cope With Losing Kevin Durant Through Smart Change Management

Change management is no small task. Whether you’re part of a company, sports team, or social group that’s undergoing a dynamic shift, you’ll inevitably confront frustration and doubt. Unfortunately, change is an inevitable part of life, and we humans have no choice but to adapt or die. Though change management is most often understood as

The 3 Phase Plan to Individual and Organizational Change Management Integration

I recently came across this wonderful infographic by Kakie’s Corner which effectively breaks down Change Management into 3 simple phases.  For all you change managers out there, print this table out and consider it your bible. In order for a professional to be able to help a company with organizational change, he’ll have to navigate

June Brings the Heat: The Hottest Change Management Articles of the Month

They say April showers bring May flowers. I suppose those May flowers must wither away and die throughout the course of June considering how terribly hot it gets. Despite how uncomfortable the heat can make you feel, June isn’t all that bad when you think about it. It marks the beginning of good summer vibes,

Tips from History: How to Build Successful Change Management Plans

Contrasting ideas exist in regards to change management theory and change management plans. The first is that that constant change is necessary to adapt a live market. Would you believe that the opposite is also true? Resistance to change acts to limit foolhardy risks. Hence the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Strategic Thinking Vs. Tactical Thinking – The key differences, and why it doesn’t need to be one or the other.

Looking for a big change? Here’s a starting point.  To sum up the key differences between a strategy and a tactic is simple: A strategy is your overall plan to achieve your goals, while a tactic is a method used to implement the intended strategy. However, where it becomes more challenging is when one analyzes