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The posture of the open-minded Executive
By April 25, 2014 Read More →

The posture of the open-minded Executive

On Friday afternoon at the Paris conference, we sat captivated while David Jestaz, Director of the Corporate University of Management,  told his story of change in a business unit of EDF (EDRF).  David had created an award-winning training programme to support a major culture change – the business needed to compete in a market where […]

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SPREAD Talks 2013

SPREAD Talks 2013

“Spread the word” has different meanings depending on the person, group, organization, or cause. For the Change Leaders, SPREAD is a platform for addressing change. The Change Leaders where founded ten years ago as a community of change practitioners with a three-fold purpose: support change work with clients, networking and continuous learning inside the community. […]

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Positive Deviance breakfast in Paris with Monique Sternin
By December 10, 2013 Read More →

Positive Deviance breakfast in Paris with Monique Sternin

Since this breakfast will happen in French, the rest of the invitation will be in that language. Nous sommes heureux de vous convier à un petit déjeuner avec Monique Sternin, pour parler de Déviance Positive, le 19 Décembre prochain. Cette réunion sera informelle. L’invitation est adressée aux membres de la communauté de pratique the Change […]

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Is change agency a profession? an historical perspective
By November 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Is change agency a profession? an historical perspective

At our autumn conference held in Oxford in September, we were fortunate to be joined by Chris McKenna, University Reader in Business Strategy and History, a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, and the Director of the Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms at Saïd Business School. He studies the historical development and strategy of […]

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28th October deadline to submit an article proposal – HRPS special issue on Organizational Change
By October 17, 2013 Read More →

28th October deadline to submit an article proposal – HRPS special issue on Organizational Change

HR People & Strategy, the human resource journal, will issue a special edition on Organizational Change. Cécile Demailly, Chairperson of the Change Leaders, is involved in the editing comity of this special issue. Consider participating if you have a good subject and word power. Spread the news, forward to Thought Leaders you know and value: […]

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They contributed to build the Change Leaders
By February 4, 2013 Read More →

They contributed to build the Change Leaders

Because we should’t forget about the community’s history, I asked Martin Thomas, who was part of the Change Leaders founding members, and its first co-chair together with Patricia Cichocki, who did contribute to build our organization. Here is his story: Dear Cecile, More than half the Consulting and Coaching for Change (CCC) cohort 1 members […]

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Is Enterprise 2.0 the neuro-organization?
By February 1, 2013 Read More →

Is Enterprise 2.0 the neuro-organization?

This article belongs to Cécile Demailly’s blog here; a version in French is available here: Entreprise 2.0 et cerveau, quels parallèles ? . Using metaphors enriches understanding and provides insights that are not only theoretical, but also incredibly practical. Gareth Morgan, in his book “Images of Organization”, mentions the Brain as one of them, among […]

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the 4E’s and Change – Part 2
By February 1, 2013 Read More →

the 4E’s and Change – Part 2

To follow on from Part 1   1. An accepted need for change There must be a “need” creation process – the Leader usually understands the reason and the need for the change first, but not always. Sometimes the need is there, well identified, yet no one knows how to deal with it. It is […]

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The 4E’s and Change – Part 1
By January 25, 2013 Read More →

The 4E’s and Change – Part 1

This article was authored by Mick Yates after a workshop as part of CCC1, with input from many participants There is a real difference between Managers and Leaders (Peter Drucker, 1954; John Kotter, 1996). Leaders need to be great Managers, but Managers are not always great Leaders. Managers are essentially a 20th century concept, as […]

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