Month: July 2020

Do you see, what you don’t see?

The Danish word for bias is forudindtagethed – which to me is slightly less negative than the English definition of the word: Inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair. Oxford Languages In Danish, we lean more towards the inclination […]

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3 hours closer to 10,000

You have to practise, even if the end-goal isn’t perfection 😉 You may have noticed that I like to draw… I really enjoy it. It gives me another way of reflecting on thoughts and impressions. Sometimes I also share my drawings with you here, and hopefully that sparks some thoughts […]

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Pick your tool carefully

Not every change initiative needs to be driven home using the full selection of available concepts, models and change management theories. Some simply need a hammer and a nail 🔨 Some need the full array of battery powered power tools ⚡ Most importantly; consider it – what is required for […]

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It’s not about you. But it is.

To connect to others, you need to ground yourself and be in a state where you can show empathy for the situation of other people. Remember that many things may influence how people you interact with react to you or your request. We know this as “having a bad day” […]

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Be Gone!

“Be gone!” Those are the words of Betty from Bruderheim. Expressed when she faces change in her workday. Fortunately, Betty is fictional. She’s a persona, developed to consider how change may affect the people in an organization. And fortunately, she precedes those words by “Be brief, be brilliant” – it’s […]

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Don’t kill PowerPoint…

Don’t kill PowerPoint, I like it… For the right purpose that is. And broad change communication is typically not a good place to use long presentations. One approach is videos that can go viral on internal media channels, high energy ones. We got a few teasers at #acmpconnect from Robin Alex and Harry Shah – turning […]

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The F-word is Feelings

Good morning, Worm your honorThe crown will plainly showThe prisoner who now stands before youWas caught red-handed showing feelingsShowing feelings of an almost human natureThis will not doCall the schoolmaster (Pink Floyd, “The Trial”) At #acmpconnect, Lotty Roberts spoke about the importance of recognizing feelings during change – making a deliberate effort […]

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The 70% myth

Mythbusting… a discipline in any profession? I try to find the balance between being provocative and constructive in my posts, so you hopefully find them useful and worth your time. At times I debunk what I see as the common norm within Change Management and I believe that is a […]

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How different are we?

Do we need to consider cultural differences when it comes to change? Yes, just as much as we need to consider other differences. As humans, we are individuals that are different. But we likely have more in common than what sets us apart. Let’s focus on the commonalities while savouring […]

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My authentic self…

At #acmpconnect a few of the sessions are about personal values or beliefs – and that makes good sense. As a Change Manager your role is to help organizations engage people around a change, and to do that it is imperative that you know yourself. One of the approaches was presented by Mary […]

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