Entries by dawnmarie

Do You Know the Most Difficult Part of Any Change?

Overcoming The Most Difficult Aspect of Change: Letting Go Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner After almost 20 years, I switched from my Blackberry smartphone to an iPhone. I was ready. I knew it would take time to learn the new technology, but I was surprised that letting go of the old phone was so uncomfortable. I shouldn’t […]

The #1 Communication Tool And Most Leaders aren’t Using It

Do you have a smartphone? I do, and every leader I work with does. It has become an essential leadership/management tool. Yet it isn’t the number one communication tool in your leadership toolkit. Its use can even hinder your change efforts. We live in a world of instant communication. There is Facebook, Instagram, Snap chat, […]

Six Characteristics of Healthy Organizational Change

Move beyond implementation and enable healthy organizational change Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner When we talk about any organizational change event whether it’s new technology and process, introducing a new product line, or hiring a new team leader, the conversation almost always centres around return on investment and a successful implementation. There is no doubt these are […]

The Power of Perception During Change

 Do You See What I See? Look at the picture. What do you see?  I took this picture while sailing from Saltrey Bay to Horseshoe Bay in British Columbia. Initially, as we were sailing around the small islands, all I saw was the grey sky, water, and mountains. Then my perspective shifted and that’s when […]

Three reasons to stop trying to project manage change

Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner I often hear leaders talk about change management as the people side of project management. This isn’t surprising because for most leaders their first introduction to change management is when launching or implementing a large project. The informal surveys and conversations I have had with leaders, and the research all suggest a […]

Getting People Involved–Level: Critical

Involvement is key “How do I involve people in the change?” “The change we’re implementing doesn’t really affect that department, do they need to be involved too?” These are some questions that must be answered when you launch a change. Getting people involved is challenging. It’s easy to think a change won’t affect another area, […]