Entries by Richard Batchelor

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.

What’s in a Name? (Part 2 of 3)

Continuing the conversation from my last post, I will begin with a statement that will probably annoy the most people and no doubt cause some consternation from others! With a deep breath I shall say it, Organizational Change Management is not the same as Change Management. There, I said it!

What’s in a name? (Part 1 of 3)

Have we short changed ourselves? Have we undervalued or underplayed our hand of cards? Should we be rebranding? What am I talking about? Change Management of course. The focus of all of the previous blog posts are a bit of a give-away on that answer! Let me expand on what I mean.

Failure Can be Successful

We’ve all been there when something hasn’t gone quite as expected. In our personal lives we accept misfires, setbacks and curve balls as part of the rich tapestry of life and how we grow and evolve through it. We try our best to see these things coming our way, but inevitably sh*t happens! Unfortunately, the […]

The Benefits of Change Agent Networks

I’m still amazed how many times I have a conversation with a potential client that includes some or all of the following phrases: “But doesn’t the change manager convince everyone to change?” “So I am bringing in a resource to do all the change work so there’s no pressure on my staff” “So the project […]

Shakespearean Transformation

I was recently fortunate enough to visit Stratford Ontario for a couple of performances in their Shakespeare Festival. This got me thinking that for stories that are over 400 years old, a lot of transformation and change within the plot lines and many of the humour and emotive responses found throughout can be related to […]

The Adolescence of Change Management

“Has change management hit puberty?” An interesting comment made at the recent ACMP Global conference ‘Change Management 2014’. When I heard this statement, it prompted me to think about two elements derived from the content. First change management is not that old and secondly does this personalise change management