Change the Conversation

Change the Conversation

Among a myriad of methods to change organizations is one that promotes changing the dominant conversation. There are a variety of ways to implement this method. Concurrent among the conversation methods are themes of: overcoming conflict, conversation roles, communication skills, inquiry, open exchange through dialogue, reframe of circumstances, building greater hope, meaning-making and learning new ways… Read More

Change Coach

Change Coach

The Change Agent is an expert of change. Yet, their knowledge does not immunize them against distress related to change. Change agents can increase their effectiveness with the assistance of a Change Coach . CHANGE CHALLENGE Change is demanding. Change intimidates. It is a misconception that successful change agents independently conquer their fears to courageously face opposition and lead teams… Read More

Adaptive Change

Adaptive Change

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin When we are aware of change we can evolve with it, rather than against it. Ron Heifetz, identified two types of change: technical and adaptive. Technical change requires tactical skills to… Read More

Common Sense About Change

Common Sense About Change

The “change business” has become a bit confused. Misconceptions must be dismissed in order to illuminate the practical application of change. Here I present fallacies alongside some home-grown common-sense. First, test your level of understanding. Which statements below are accurate? Clarification follows. Generally all change goes through a similar process. Your particular change is unique to you or your group. Problems… Read More

Change Agents

Change Agents

As Heraclitus of Ephesus, born 535 BC, stated “The only constant is change.” Whether you intend change or not, change just is; change happens. Whether you are leading change, following change or, completely naive about change, change is occurring–all the time. Grounded Change extends the concept change. Change is a universal phenomena. People who call themselves change… Read More

The Nature of Change

The Nature of Change

Change, in the perspective of Grounded Change, begins with one step, the seed of a dream. Change is a practice, an ongoing, never-ending journey. Rather than creating “a change,” it’s a continuous meandering, often called life. Life is nature. Nature informs life; therefore nature informs change. Change is constant, ubiquitous, the past, the present and the future. Given… Read More

Life is the Coach

Life is the Coach

There are so many different types of coaches these days. Each specialty is important and worthy. When we need objectivity, coaches effectively reflect our challenges and needs. Meanwhile the nature of our life summons us to share its guidance. Our inner guidance provides clues when we pay attention to it. Our own self-help begins when we… Read More

Post Modern Change

Post Modern Change

Change is changing. What? Cultures and values naturally and often subtly shift. As we progress into this technical, information, millennium, change is actually approached differently. Here, we explore an evolution of change. How agents of change have influenced systems of their concentration during the past several decades is briefly reviewed. Change agents helped the group overturn assumptions to gradually deconstruct the… Read More

Grounded Change Intentions

Grounded Change Intentions

Welcome to Grounded Change. Here is what we are about, stepping firmly on the solid soil. Join our blog and we will share more with you. Here are Grounded Change intentions: To support visionary goals. To guide social systems responsibly. To contribute to health and sustainability of systems. To provide a cooperative, multi-disciplined, learning practice… Read More

Grounded Change Era

Grounded Change Era

As a species, we humans enjoy many successful experiments. We harvest bountiful successes–repeatedly. Many of us live better than the royalty of only a few hundred years ago. Yet, our pace and progress are in question. Our unbridled use of the finite earth’s resources has side effects. Our population has soared. We fight with ourselves over resources. Our abilities to… Read More

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