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This article explores the power of story–and the neuroscience behind it–in both limiting and supporting efforts to change. The article is published in, and reproduced with permission from, choice, the magazine of professional coaching.
This article presents a five-element model for helping your client address the question, “Who do I have to be and what do I have to pay attention to in order to significantly increase my chances of successfully achieving my intentions?” The article is published in, and reproduced with permission from, choice, the magazine of professional coaching.
The Universal Change Journey (free eBook)
This short publication provides an overview of the change journey. It is a reframing of Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey,” and consists of five distinct, though inter-dependent, phases: creating the change story, preparing for the journey, planning the journey, taking the journey, and living the new reality. Whether you are the hero taking the journey, or the coach, mentor, therapist, or friend serving as the Sherpa, understanding the nature of the change journey will improve the likelihood of its success.
All Change is Personal (read online at changemanagementreview.com)
This article, published online in Change Management Review, begins with the premise that ultimately organizational change and social change require personal change. Yet our change management methodologies tend to forget this, or respond to it in only the most general way; they apply an organizational or societal lens. I then look at how our approach to change might be different if it were shaped by a more fundamental application of the fact that all change is personal.
Prosilience—Building Your Resilience for a Turbulent World
My guest is author and colleague Dr. Linda Hoopes, who discusses her recent work on resilience—Prosilience (Proactive + Resilience)—and how you can learn to succeed by applying the four building blocks of resilience. Discover how to use everyday events to strengthen your resilience for life’s tough challenges. (Recorded June 30, 2017)
During Hurricane Sandy, in October 2012, many people said they felt like “everything was changing.” In fact, although there was significant disruption, not everything was changing; many “anchors” remained firmly in place after the storm passed. Similarly, even when it seems otherwise, not everything is changing in the workplace – but perception overshadows truth. Because organizational anchors do their work beneath the surface most of the time, it’s easy to lose sight of these anchors during change.
In this webinar, hosted by Change Management Review Editor Theresa Moulton, I address how to identify your organization’s anchors – which ones are remaining stable and which ones are changing – to help you plan and communicate change and reduce the sense of disruption that your change management initiatives create.
Take a quick break and learn something new about change. I have recorded more than 120 Facebook live broadcasts, each between 2 – 8 minutes. Each shares my insights on some element of change. You can find these recordings here.
In this interview with Theresa Moulton, Editor of Change Management Review, I share valuable lessons for change management practitioners and professionals, gained through my work with clients who are personally or professionally undergoing significant changes in their lives, as well as with change professionals who are themselves supporting such changes.