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The Art of Managing Change, in Personal and Business Life

Change is the only constant.  - Heraclitus, c. 535 – 475 BC We live in a world of change. Everyday brings new experiences and new things into our lives. Most of them pass without notice, some are more important, and some are even monumental. Maybe we take a different route to work in the morning… […]

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8 Transformational Levers for BIG Organizational Change

There are plenty of theories on change management, and this isn’t one of them. This is a simple checklist for anyone driving big, complex organizational change. But first, you have to recognize when you are facing what we’ll call “Big Change.” Some examples: You are changing leaders, and the new person is bringing new “direction.” […]

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The Life and Times of a Change Manager (Part 1)

Editor’s Note:  Ron Leeman is a world-recognized Change Manager and author of several Change, Process, and Project training guides on Flevy.   He has decided to write a series of articles that chronicle his personal “change” journey.  This is the first installment.  You can learn more about Ron and his approach to Change in our recent interview with him. […]

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Flevy Author Spotlight: Our Interview with World-recognized Change Leader and Flevy Author, Ron Leeman

In 2012, Ron Leeman was awarded the distinguished title of Change Leader by the World HRD Congress.   He has led numerous global Change and Project Management initiatives.  Ron has also published numerous frameworks on Flevy related to Change, Process, and Project Management.  These frameworks are his own, developed through his extensive experience of over 40 years […]

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Flevy’s Definitive Guide to Operations

This is a guide to navigating Flevy to find the documents and other resources you need related to Business Operations.  “Operations” is a broad, vague term. It can convey a lot of different meanings to different people. If you don’t find what you are looking for in this article, please email us at [email protected] First, a very […]

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The Highway of Change and a Practical Framework Approach to Change

Since Monday, 9th January 2015, my free Flevy download Practical Framework Approach to Change has been downloaded over 500 times. The document contains just a “snapshot” of my approach, rather than going into any explicit details about the tools and techniques related to each of the framework components. The level of interest shown has spurred me into writing […]

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70% of Change Management Initiatives Fail–REALLY?

So now to tackle another much debated change subject–that so-called 70% failure rate. How many times have we seen LinkedIn posts and discussions talking about this subject?  As many as Change Management Methodologies, Project Management vs Change Management, and Change Management Certification!!! Before we start in earnest on the subject, let just have a look at some of the […]

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Is the Term Change Management Still Relevant?

Just as a “starter for 10,” when you type in “Change Management” as a search string into Google, you get in excess of 2 million hits. I have published many of my previous articles, because the issues I have tackled all seem to be the subject of continuing debates on LinkedIn and this one is […]

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Change Resistance: “Change? No, Not in My Backyard!”

Another much written about and discussed subject is change resistance, so here is my take on the subject. Let me start by saying that life is all about change. From a personal perspective, we change continuously from the day we are born to the day we die. While some of these changes happen as a […]

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The Personality Side of Being a Change Management Professional

First of all, let’s start with the word “professional.” Well, I tried searching Google and found this one in Business Dictionary: Person formally certified by a professional body of belonging to a specific profession by virtue of having completed a required course of studies and/or practice. And whose competence can usually be measured against an established […]

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SAP and Change Management

As a “seasoned” Change Manager, I have been involved in many diverse projects focusing on managing the business aspect of technology implementations; e.g. ERP (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics), Core Banking Systems, Business Intelligence, Case Working and Knowledge Management solutions, and the like. To this day, I continue to be asked why is there a need […]

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Human Resources and Change Management

There are currently many debates on Social Networking sites (specifically on LinkedIn) about the integration of Project Management (PM) and Change Management (CM) and whether the two can actually be successfully carried out by one person. I have a personal view about the integration of PM and CM, which was the subject of a previous […]

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