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Top 5 change management infographics to help with top change challenges

Top 5 change management infographics to help with top change challenges | Change Management Resources |

Top 5 change management infographics. From basic change management questions, resistance and the most common change management mistakes

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

These are a handy review of change management approaches and thinking.   The first infographic, for example, offers 7 basic change management questions, yet helpfully puts them in context as "only a 1/3 of excellent global companies remain excellent for decades" and "when organizations try to transform themselves, even fewer succeed."  ~  Deb

Pascal Vedel's curator insight, October 30, 2014 5:26 AM

A few infographics to help well prepare and organize a change


Des documents synthétique pour aider à ne rien oublier et bien préparer lors d'un changement

Harry Cannon's curator insight, October 30, 2014 3:58 PM

I love an infographic and here are five at once! And on change management too.

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5 Characteristics of a Change Agent

5 Characteristics of a Change Agent | Change Management Resources |

"Individuals that are successful as catalysts for change embody similar characteristics." 

Excerpts from a post by author George Couros:

1.  Clear Vision – and be able to communicate that clearly with others ...[and] tap into the strengths of the people you work with and help them see ...many ways to work toward a common purpose.

2. Patient yet persistent – ...many can get frustrated that change does not happen fast enough and they tend to push people further away from the vision, then closer.  ...change agents to make sure that people are moving ahead.

3. Asks tough questions –...It is when people feel an emotional connection to something is when they will truly move ahead. people think, don’t alleviate that by telling them what to do.

4.  Knowledgeable and leads by example –...leaders have “character and credibility”...they ...can show by example have to not only be able to articulate what that looks like, but show it to others.

5. Strong relationships built on trust – ...approachable and reliable ...and not be afraid to do what is right, even if it is uncomfortable. 

Photo by visualpanic.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Set in a school setting, this helpful list applies to the change agent role in a variety of settings, shared from lessons learned by George Couros, a principal of "Innovative Teaching and Learning" for a school division.  ~  Deb

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Top 20+ change management mistakes to avoid

Top 20+ change management mistakes to avoid | Change Management Resources |

"This list top 20+ change management mistakes will strike a chord on what works and especially what doesn't in leading change."

Torben Rick has compiled some classics nuggets to help you avoid the landmines. Daryl Conner's change commitment curve and a Dilbert transformation & change comic are included.


#11 - Failure to understand and shape the informal organization
Organizations usually have networks and coalitions of people that help shape opinion. They can either accelerate or retard change. Ignoring or circumventing these groups can result in increased resistance.

#15 - Lack of Skills and Resources
Organizations often simply fail to commit the necessary time, people, and resources to making change work. Successful behavior change often demands the very skills the change is trying to create.  (DN:  Instead of this being a paradox, create it as a challenge goals with milestones of success, including success stories to share.)

#18 - Using the wrong indicators to measure progress
When a major change effort gets under way, executives often are scared off by the symptoms of their success. Don’t panic if you see problems vis-à-vis morale, job stress, loyalty, the trust level or job satisfaction. It could be proof that you’re doing precisely the right things.

#19 - Assume the change is complete once initial goals are achieved
Declare victory too soon, and the focus will be taken away from your efforts.  Successful companies consistently re-evaluate their change efforts to determine where other areas can be improved, such as employee development and retention, new projects and new systems and structures.

Access the full list here.

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The Eight Super-Adaptable Life Forms That Rule Our Planet

The Eight Super-Adaptable Life Forms That Rule Our Planet | Change Management Resources |
As the most intelligent and technologically advanced species on Earth, we humans like to think that we own the place. But evolutionary success can be measured any number of ways. As evolutionary biologist Stephen G.

Take a look at the ants, #3:

Their evolutionary success has been attributed to their highly coordinated social organization, an ability to modify habitats, exploit resources, and defend themselves.


Nearly 12,500 species have been identified, but it's thought that as many as 22,000 species may actually exist.


Ants have also colonized virtually every landmass on Earth, and may comprise anywhere from 15 to 25% of the total terrestrial animal biomass. Put another way,  ~ there are more ants on this planet by weight than all humans combined.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

These top 8 Life Forms have something "anti-fragile" about them, particularly #3, the ants, considered a super-organism because of their " hive-mind composition.  

I think there are take-aways here that can help any change project.  ~  Deb

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Top 10 Competencies for Change Leaders - Gail's list

Top 10 Competencies for Change Leaders - Gail's list | Change Management Resources |

"Change leader competencies that also include mindsets. All can be developed."

This is a handy list worth reviewing from colleague Gail Severini. There's more to come, including a top-ten competencies for change agents those who are the focus of the change.  ~  Deb


Change Leaders' Competencies include:

1.  Determination and discipline - The leader …“Has a profound resolve toward the specific shifts the organization has identified as essential for its future success,...” And, has the personal discipline to ...ake difficult and challenging actions.

2.  Self-Knowledge and mindfulness - ...calm in the midst of high-stress, dynamic change. The ability to concentrate and be attentive to other people and concepts...are intricately connected.

6.  Integrative thinking - Once we accept that transformational change presents enormous ambiguity it becomes obvious that the ability “to hold two conflicting ideas in constructive tension”.

7.  Culture awareness - An understanding of the organization’s current and desired cultures [and] plans for making the shift.

10.  Make meaning - Making the change relevant to every resource who has to make the transition --the  unusual capability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, to them ...navigate their way through it. 

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