Layers that Build Success Now, let’s take a look now at how the ACMP Standard actually fits into the layers. As I mentioned, the ACMP Standard has a layered structure. Starting at the highest conceptual level, it details the change process all the way down to day-to day tactical steps for implementation—which all map out…

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Layers of Change Lately, in the change management initiatives I’ve worked on, I’ve noticed more and more leaders who feel anguished and anxious because they believe they should be at a certain point in the change process—a point they still haven’t reached yet. So I’ve found myself more and more having to explain that the…

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Embrace Change text over an open notebook

In Part One and Part Two of this article, I discussed organizational change and the Biblical examples of the methods Jesus applied in leading change in the world and how we as business leaders can apply them to the change initiatives we are sometimes called to lead. So far, we’ve covered People, Messaging, and Timing.…

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definition of change

In Part One of this article, I discussed the beginnings of my thoughts on change and the way Jesus changed hearts and minds and how we, as business leaders, can follow His example in leading organizational change. I identified the five areas you need to address when leading through any change—People, Messaging, Timing, Resistance, and…

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hands holding paper that says change

Jesus-Shaped Change “People change what they do less because they are given an analysis that shifts their thinking but because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings.” — John P. Kotter, Dan S. CohenThe Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations When I read that quote, one thought came…

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First off, let’s get one idea clear: Your organization needs documentation – even if you’re using Agile Methodology for your development. It’s a fallacy that using Agile means you don’t write documentation. Agile seeks to minimize waste, yes. But it’s misguided to eliminate documentation altogether. Rather, you should be creating records of what you’ve done—decisions…

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Drama-Free Workplace: Part 2

Livin’ the Dream: A Drama-Free Workplace Part 2: But I Have Good News—Structure Can Fix Your Drama (People) Problem In Part 1, I discussed how drama and conflict in the workplace are usually caused by personality clashes. We talked about identifying personalities and motivations, and how understanding them can help you target the actual issues…

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Hands Stacked

Livin’ the Dream: A Drama-Free Workplace Part 1: I Hate to Tell You, But It’s Your People Do you dream of a drama-free workplace? One without personality conflicts? Or emotional turmoil? Experience has convinced me that all workplace issues are usually people issues. And it doesn’t matter what industry or what problem—if you’re experiencing a…

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