Entries by Rich Batchelor

Having the Courage to Embrace Change

How many times have you fallen off the workout wagon? “Tomorrow” you say. “Tomorrow I will get back on track. What’s one day?” And before you know it, it becomes a week. Whoops. How did this happen? Here are some simple and super effective changes to keep you on track! 1. Put your workout on your calendar. […]

Change and the Emotional Bank Account

I’m always interested in exploring the true human elements of change management. I regularly have the conversation with others whereby I explain that change is more than a process it’s a journey of feelings and experience. This emotional side is far too easily overlooked, particularly by those managers who want to manage activity rather than […]

Disruptive Change and the 3Rs

Big bang or slow n steady change – which do you prefer? For most people they say that incremental is easier to deal with, not so stressful and more likely to stick. But I ask you, how much of your change is incremental? When was the last time a change manager had the chance to […]

LinkedIn – A Change Management Review

I’ve been watching with the interest a recent up tick in comments about LinkedIn losing its MOJO. It generally stems from a relaxation in their social protocols across profile, newsfeed and group management. It’s all gone very relaxed! Now personally I’ve been an open networker, group contributor and watcher of the newsfeed since I started […]

Exploring a Curiosity in Mindfulness

I’ve seen a lot of chatter about mindfulness recently. It seems to be “in fashion” right now. I have seen it referenced recently for change activity, I’ve also seen it as part of wellness packages and employee assistance programs. It’s definitely something that is permeating to the surface in many ways. My first confession here […]

What’s in a Name? (Part 3 of 3)

My previous two blog posts have very much focused on the negative frustrations, ambiguities and misrepresentations of words and phrases. I don’t want to dwell any more on those frustrations but I wanted to focus on the positive and successful use of words that are out there.