Category Archives: Change

Change Humor

Change Humor

Efficiency Experts was the title initially given to change agents who increased industrial throughput. In The Lucy Show of the same title, the star, Lucy Carmichael, successfully begins her work as the company’s new consultant. That is until the pace takes over. Once the line moves faster she can no longer master the task. The… Read More

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry

In the spirit of creating new positive beginnings, Appreciative Inquiry comes to mind. This is a change method and much more. It is a philosophy, practice, and formal change method. The method can change your life when you put them into practice. Appreciative Inquiry responds to the need to change by asking “What if?” Rather than the… Read More

Social Intelligence of Dolphins

Social Intelligence of Dolphins

Learning from those who have greater intelligence is wisdom. Dolphins have greater intelligence than we humans because their brains are larger. A chief function of their brain is to relate to others for both survival and for pleasure. This greater brain informs our own social intelligence in different ways. First, their sense of connection to the… Read More

The Art Form of Change

The Art Form of Change

Productive change is a both scientific and an art form.  Scientifically-gifted change agents best-practices include these skills: distinguish organizational roles, reflect upon change models, implement change processes, and measure outcomes from change efforts. Artful change engages collaboration beyond the accepted domains for creative solutions. Artful change agents observe the colors of change, touch textures of change, shape forms of change… 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

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

Grounded

Grounded

Change is a constant. Groundedness is a sensibility, perspective, and experience. There are different ways to ground change. To reach goals Grounded Change implements tried and true, researched methods. Grounded Change also integrates its own models. These are based on the research of Anna Gomez, Ed.D. The integration of these achieve groundedness based on what is… Read More

My Change

My Change

It’s always amused me how the possessive pronoun “my” is used in reference to the service providers in our lives. For instance, “my tailor, my house cleaner, my sales assistant, my project;” and the list goes on. When Microsoft brought computers to the market they ascribed this sense of privilege to products that began with the word “my.” “My… Read More

The Natural State of Life

The Natural State of Life

Change efforts abound. Our methods for change are enhanced by the gifts of nature. Change that aligns with natural cycles and nature’s genius are more sustainable they ground endeavors that might have good intentions but lack the appreciation of the essential relationship we have with the earth. The Grounded Change approach for change is symbolized as a tree that has… Read More

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