Change Leadership Challenge 1: Active, Committed Leadership

Partnering Resources

This is the first in a series of posts about change leadership. Today’s executives have a great responsibility to enact change. Yet these activities – all of which have significant change-management components to them – can be dogged with challenges.

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Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here’s the proposed legal changes. And while the current discussion is around Change and GetUp supporting Tasmanian forests, what about the boycott of Alan Jones sponsors, the boycott of Myer suppliers, and so on? Losing our communication rights.

Trending Sources

Leadership is an activity, not a position

Net-Map Toolbox

Others, from the middle of the organization, or even the outside, may start a movement, develop a followership or coalition, change the way things are done and achieve excellent results. Writing it on the wall will not make you a leader, sorry. picture by Ziggy_Mo on Flickr).

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Change Leadership Challenge 3: Embedding Change

Partnering Resources

This is the third in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadership and building a compelling business case . Embed your change in to the fabric of your organization. Change Navigation Leadership

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Driving “Active Usage” of Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

This investment also aligns with changes in our competency and incentive models to drive active usage. In my discussions with various Microsoft business partners, they too are talking increasingly about “consumption” (meaning the use of a tool, not the disease ), “active usage,” and “driving adoption.” I’ve been thinking about this term “active usage.”

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Change Leadership Challenge 5: Use Networks for Change

Partnering Resources

This is the fifth in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadership , building a compelling business case , embedding change , and meaningful employee participation. “I’ll Make sure your next change initiative isn’t undermined by tapping proactively into your company’s hidden human networks. Covert influencers can make or break a change process. Quick Check: How Effectively are You Using Human Networks for Change?

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Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. The previous post covered active, committed leadership. What motivates you to change? The second factor in successful change leadership is creating a clear, compelling business case for change.

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Complexity and movements change culture

Chris Corrigan

As Bronagh Gallagher and I have been musing about our offering on complexity, facilitation and social justice, we have been discussing the shift in activism from ideology to evolutionary. Ideological movements try to coalesce activities and people along a line towards a fixed end state.

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Changing the Meme of Constant Growth

Networking Action

Dr. Waddock is active with … Net Dev Constant growth is driving humanity off an ecological cliff, writes Dr. Sandra Waddock (Boston College). She describes how growth has become a “meme,” a core value, and she identifies diverse alternatives, from “thrivability” to “enough.”

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Working with visuals as powerful learning activity

Joitske Hulsebosch

Some visuals are culturally sensitive but there are also symbols which work across all culture, for instance the spiral as a symbol of change. Talking about practice what you preach! This is really what we did during the webinar about using visuals with Nancy White.

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Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives


You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists, connectors, change agents, etc.

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The myth of managed culture change

Chris Corrigan

For a long time I have known that the idea that culture change can be managed is a myth. The idea that a “culture change initiative” can be rolled out from the top of an organization is not only a myth, it’s a hidden form of colonization.

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Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity. Dialogical Organization Development is a label Bob Marshak and I have … Blog Change By Gervase Bushe – Simon Fraser University.

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Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change. Many change processes fail because there is too little attention for the sub-public discourse. Change management has to improve and we see social media play a key role.

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Household activities as part of homeschooling curriculum


Household activities provide many opportunities to show how reading and writing, math, physics or chemistry are used and applied in everyday life. So, what does it take to make household activities work that way? Emily have learnt how to vacuum clean and is very proud of it.

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Go Slow to Go Fast: Make Your Next Change Initiative Fly

Partnering Resources

It represents a major change in how people operate, and it’s tied to a new corporate strategy. Early on, we feel the satisfaction of marking activities on the project plan “complete.” Change Leadership Leadership Tortoise & Hare – Chris Hendricks on

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Hopefully, the Review is somewhat related to an eventual Thesis so I've tried to pull together some thoughts on how to improve work practices in times of change (explained below). Improving Work Practices in Times of Change.

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What is Transformational Change?

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activity. It is extracted from a draft Working Paper prepared for Enel Foundation on Pathways to Sustainability… Change Net Dev By Steve Waddell.

Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption

Collaborative Thinking

We now think micro-blogging and activity streams will solve the e-mail problem. While some projects might acknowledge the need to support post-deployment activities early in the planning stages, strategists and project leaders have consistently told me that they were surprised (and not in a good way) at how they underestimated the effort necessary to gain “adoption” of their solution.

“If Everyone Jumps, Do You Jump Too?”: Using Social Ties for Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

It especially has power in the work world where savvy leaders can use social momentum and support to help implement organization change. There are three basic ways to influence change, according to the excellent “ How to Have Influence ” MIT Sloan Management Review article.

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Herding the Smart Cats: Successful IT Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

Herding the Smart Cats: IT Change Leadership. Other times, this is a challenge, like when trying to change behavior. Change could be hard. Active Leadership Involvement. This wasn’t a “one-and-done” activity. Change Leadership Employee Engagement Technology

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The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

pm tonight was initiated by Brenda Kaulback, Lisa Levinson, and Doris Reeves-Lipscomb as a way of reflecting on the changing nature of their work and in the light of their recent participation in open learning environments such as MOOCs. Suggest possible ways of engaging the participants, e.g. uploading pre-reading, slideshare, links etc, possible activities that they might want participants to try out.

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Viewing Activities in IBM Connections as a Kanban Board

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new offering transforms Activities in IBM Connections into a visual drag-and-drop Kanban Board style interface, for new ways of working with tasks and entries. “ We love Activities in Connections. However some Activities can get BIG! Sometimes users want to look at things in a slightly different way or organise the Activity slightly differently. Sometimes it would be easier if Activities was more VISUAL.

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Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

The web has changed a lot of things about the way we consume media. It’s flipped our primary communications infrastructure from a one-way, to a two-way flow of information – and that change in the way we communicate is redefining who we are.

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I’ve Changed My Mind

How to Save the World

H uman beings, it seems, change our worldviews — what we value and believe to be true — pretty slowly. These radical changes in my worldview have been difficult to internalize and come to grips with.

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Some thoughts on Action Research and Large Scale Change

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activity. Timely action with people in social systems at … Change Net Dev By Hilary Bradbury – Oregon Health & Science University.

Building a network for People Powered Change

Social Reporter

Over the past week the partners in Big Lottery Fund’s People Powered Change initiative have provided some updating posts about their work, on BIG’s blog. Previous posts here featuring People Powered Change.

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Measuring activity and usefulness in CoPs - KnowledgeBoard

John Tropea - Delicious Community

It allows tuning, enables detection of deviations from norm, and gives feedback on the effect of changes and initiatives. The Macuarium Set of CoP Measurements describes a quite comprehensive set of indicators, but its centered about the ones that we have most experience with: the activity and relevance indicators that (we believe) are like a thermometer of the inner working health of a CoP.

Behavior change strategy cards (from Artefact)

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

change. changing people’s behaviors. To use the cards Identify a behavior you’d like the change. Making active choices helps people. forced to actively make the argument. Influence of fantasy ability on attitude change through role playing. Those who played persuaders, and actively argued against smoking, were more likely to change their own. to change the way they actually. actually changed people’s experiences.1 Behavior.

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People Powered Change needs ppchange communications

Social Reporter

The launch of Big Lottery’s People Powered Change, which I wrote about earlier and have just attended, generated the usual mixed reaction online and in the room from romantics, boosters and critics. For People Powered Change to succeed, it needs People Powered Communications.

Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity. Global environmental protection has featured high on the … Change By: Ruben Zondervan – Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project.

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User Adoption Activities Should Start Before Go-Live: I Agree

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jason, who is quoted a few times in my User Adoption Strategies book, has recently commented that user adoption activities should start before go-live. For example: a client has not fully defined and educated end-users on process changes required to align with operating new system. Read more: Why User Adoption activities should start before go-live.

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Theme: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” Social innovation labs are very popular as instruments for “changing the system” However, what actually happens in these labs? How do they help accomplish social change? How do we change values, etc.

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Six favourite teaching online activities

e-Moderation Station

Below he shares more of his great ideas, this time for online teaching activities. You can check out my own guest post of six favourite teaching online activities on Lindsay’s blog! We both chose to do a list of our favourite activities from the book!

Lessons from the Octopus: Business Ecosystems, Adaptability, and Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

It turns out that there’s plenty to learn from these creatures about adaptability, change leadership, and business ecosystems. When moving from one area of the ocean to another, they rapidly change color to match their surroundings.

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How helpful is journalism for People Powered Change? Further thoughts.

Social Reporter

What sort of community media and support for knowledge sharing, learning and innovation do we need – both locally and nationally – when the big society policy agenda expects so much more of citizen-led action?

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In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

The conference was exceptional and congratulations to the organizing team, Bjoern Negelmann and Cathrin Gill for two days of rich presentations and active discussions. e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room.

BIG’s People Powered Change may catalyse a more bottom-up big society

Social Reporter

With the launch this week of People Powered Change , the Big Lottery sets out its plans for a distinctive niche in the Big Society agenda , supporting local bottom-up community projects. The People Powered Change site offers a question and answer page that provides some insights into the policy behind the initiative: What is People Powered Change? BIG Lottery Fund is refreshing its England wide portfolio of programmes around the concept of People Powered Change.

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Passive or active?

Viv Mcwaters

Nothing had changed. I had changed a lot, he just hadn’t noticed because I hadn’t changed the meaning, or his message in any way. I’d simply changed his passive voice writing into the active voice. Passive or active?

Lindy Hess changed our lives and so many others

Endless Knots

None of my tricks for getting back to sleep was working so I engaged in the one activity that we now know is the worst, reading on a screen where, as usual, I went straight to the obits. It was 3 AM and I woke, cold, which, given the heat of the past weeks, seemed impossible.

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