It has been suggested that I use my name more often, that I am at a place where people can recognize me, that it is time to put a face to the feistiness. For 13 years (four of them blogging heavily) I have made a point of NOT using my name. Today’s title is my first baby step to making this name usage thing OK. My own end state back change description and process has this as a step. Change is hard. This makes sense now (and always did in my own personal march to end states). So I am trying something new.
I wrote these, some people seem to like them, so we tack my name onto them.
As of mid 2013 these are the most popular of my …oops…Garrett’s posts:
- Change Management End State Focus
- Change Management Career Paths- Secrets Revealed
- Explaining Change Management
- 5 Factual Stages of Happiness-Kubler-Ross Life-giving Replacements
- Trusted Partner
- The Hard Side of Change Management- Reflections on How Change Has Changed
- Why I Think Buy-in is Another Term to Put on my Rarely Use List
- Rates, Fees, Time and Value-The Consultant Client Contract
- Time and Change
- We Do Not Need Change Management
Number one has stayed there permanently, which is great because that perspective is the core of my approach, style and writing.
Number two flew up to the top in popularity in the last couple of months. Could it be the economy is taking off again?
Number three is usable. The simplest explanation for CM is work to strategy/strategy to talent.
Number four was my first tongue in cheek post. I even used my full name facetiously.
Number five is one of my favorites because it lists out the qualities of a great client. A Trusted Adviser post goes with it.
Number six was my first “review” of something out there in the cloud. It may be popular simply because that article has long, long legs.
Number seven was my first go at word play. I still can’t stand that term (buy-in not word play).
Number eight has inched its way up the list and continues to hang in there. Most of the post is still true. What has happened in the last year is independent rates for senior consultants have jumped to that $180 US rate (third party $120-140). (Consultants if you are taking those 70 and $80 an hour rates you are selling yourself WAY short- I would also seriously question whether those are the place you want to practice change management). And, I knew this would happen and waited patiently, senior leaders are beginning to reach out on their own to very high level independents. When things aren’t quite going right two things happen: organizations put a TON of effort into trying to do everything themselves or (sometimes “and” at the same time) executives line up a way to get things right quickly.
Number nine is my favorite. Change Management is all about time manipulation. As practitioners we have to get people to see time differently than they currently do. This was my shot at explaining.
Number ten was tongue in cheek. It was also a title test. Fun titles do not usually show up for searches. Unless you can get that short set of words to hit home. This post has always been in the top ten. One title that works I guess.
Still one of my favorites (far down the reader list though) because it was fun to think through is C Level Change Management Primer. I suppose I am cheating to make a link for it.