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With the Zombies? Choices in the Change Practitioner’s Journey

With the Zombies?  Choices in the Change Practitioner’s Journey | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

This is the first story in a series featuring Sara taking the path many seasoned change practitioners (Daryl Conner's intended audience) follow as they come to terms with how they work with clients.  It kicks off a provocative, insightful series. 


The basic storyline: 


The hero pursues a series of adventures that takes her beyond the safety of her ordinary life in order to learn some vital lessons important to her and others.


In the process of her odyssey, she leaves her status quo, evolves into a wiser person, and returns to share her insights with those who could benefit.


....Sara had become “comfortably numb” without ever knowing what happened.

 

Sample questions:


  • Have you heard a wakeup call but been reluctant to heed the implications?


  • To what degree has victimization played a part in any disillusionment you feel (or have felt) about your change work?


  • To what degree has sovereignty played a part in avoiding or recovering from being a zombie practitioner?
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I zombie-photo-bombed this update ~ just to have some fun with the serious side of change initiatives that tend fall into that 70%+ failure rate abyss.


This is a helpful series from one of the founders of Change Management, Daryl Conner, who writes about what it takes to be alive in the change practitioner's role, considering to what you say "yes"  and to what you say "no" - especially before you become "zombiefied" or perhaps to bring you back from the dead. ~  Deb


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March 15 Deadline Approaching: Success Secrets of Trusted Change Advisors @ ACMP Global, April, Las Vegas 2012

March 15 Deadline Approaching: Success Secrets of Trusted Change Advisors @  ACMP Global, April, Las Vegas 2012 | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be a trusted change advisor in today's turbulent times?


As a curator of CMRsite.com for which this is the curation stream on ScoopIt as well as Change Leadership Watch, I'm pleased to be on a unique panel to share diverse perspectives on the role of the Trusted Advisor in today's turbulent world.  


We'll also be trying something new at global conference of this nature, using Open Space to explore the nature of collaborative learning within a session format.


Note the approaching conference deadline of March 15, 2012.


Here's a few excerpts from our program as well as from Liz Guthridge, who is facilitating our panel and organized this conference event:


What does it mean to be a trusted change advisor in today's turbulent times?


My colleague, Liz Guthridge, has written a helpful post about the Trusted Advisor role in supporting the work of leaders, outlining what we'll be covering in our session at ACMP Las Vegas. An excerpt:


[Liz] re-read quite a few of David Maister’s tips, primarily from his book, The Trusted Advisor...[a] 2000 classic. ...Some favorite things:


  • “I am not the center of the universe.”
  • “A point of view doesn’t commit you for life.”
  • “Reach out to notice, and acknowledge, something that has been held back in or about the other person.”
  • “Who am I serving by my present approach?”
  • “Assigning blame will trap me; taking responsibility will empower me.”
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There's more, including biographies of who is presenting on the panel, photos, including yours truly, and links to register for the conference.
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Do comment if you plan to attend.  It would be great to see you there!
~  Deb
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