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Organizational Change at Rosings Park

Every summer I make time to read at least one novel. This summer I chose Diane Morris’s Rosings Park.

In the interest of full disclosure, Diane Morris has been my dearest friend for over 20 years. She is an accomplished technical writer and has published two university textbooks and numerous articles and other papers on nutrition. I was thrilled when I received a copy of her first novel, Rosings Park. I just knew it was going to be a great story. What I didn’t expect was to get a lesson in organizational change. Read More…

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Developing Organizational Change Skills

Beyond Knowledge to Skills

A few years ago I wrote about the work Dr. Karen Somerville and Dr. Whelan-Berry had done to identify 11 change skills every leader needs for successful organizational change. Since then,  Dr.  Somerville and I have been continuing to research organizational change skills. Our research found that leaders don’t understand the breadth of change skills required for successful organizational change. In addition, other research identified that the skills and capabilities leaders need to perform well in operational and professional roles are not sufficient when tasked with leading change.1 Read More…


The Change Management Paradox

by Dawn-Marie Turner, PhD

Time is a precious commodity, but many managers are penny wise and pound-foolish when it comes to their investment in managing change.

As leaders we are constantly having to set priorities, do more with less, and maximize our own and the organization’s efficiency, all in an effort to gain more from the time we do have. It is no different when it comes to implementing change – leaders must balance the need for the change with the associated disruption and the time, people and resources that will be needed in order to achieve the intended outcome of the change and get the return on their investment. Read More…

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