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Ask Dr. Change is a thought-provoking and insightful podcast designed to provide you with proven invaluable guidance on transformational change within organizations, communities and large systems. We tackle the tough questions and challenges faced by millions of leaders and consultants worldwide striving to make critical transformational changes. Your host, Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson, international speaker and bestselling author, draws from her 45 years of proven experience facilitating transformational change in Fortune 1000 businesses, governments, paramilitary, military and large not-for-profit organizations. Linda offers you real-world strategies, practical tips and engaging discussions with change practitioners and fellow thought leaders to help strengthen your approach to change and discover what you need to do to be successful in your work. Her insights paint the picture of the future of the change leadership space. Have questions or challenges? Submit your question for Linda directly at: AskDrChange.com (https://askdrchange.com) Prefer Video? Watch full videos for each episode at: AskDrChange.com (https://askdrchange.com) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

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Ask Dr. Change is a thought-provoking and insightful podcast designed to provide you with proven invaluable guidance on transformational change within organizations, communities and large systems. We tackle the tough questions and challenges faced by millions of leaders and consultants worldwide striving to make critical transformational changes. Your host, Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson, international speaker and bestselling author, draws from her 45 years of proven experience facilitating transformational change in Fortune 1000 businesses, governments, paramilitary, military and large not-for-profit organizations. Linda offers you real-world strategies, practical tips and engaging discussions with change practitioners and fellow thought leaders to help strengthen your approach to change and discover what you need to do to be successful in your work. Her insights paint the picture of the future of the change leadership space. Have questions or challenges? Submit your question for Linda directly at: AskDrChange.com (https://askdrchange.com) Prefer Video? Watch full videos for each episode at: AskDrChange.com (https://askdrchange.com) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

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English

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970-385-5100


Episodes
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27. Candid Interview with Theresa Moulton, Editor-in-Chief of the Change Management Review

6/10/2024
Theresa Moulton is one of the Change Management superstars supporting the field and pushing its edges after 25 years of experience and relentless entrepreneurial spirit. She shares her journey to this esteemed position of both delivering change and coaching services to clients and leading one of the most highly regarded online resources for organizational Change Management professionals. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:24:23

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26. Conscious Change Leadership: the Future of Organizational Change

5/27/2024
Andrew Johnson, Master Coach and Being First Associate, interviews Linda about her views on leaders and consultants taking on the Conscious Change Leadership approach to the transformations they require or serve. Linda openly discusses this as the cutting edge and necessity for the field of change leadership. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:27:53

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25. Andrew Johnson, Shares His Journey to Become a Conscious Change Leader

5/13/2024
In this episode, Linda interviews Andrew Johnson, Master Coach and Being First Associate. Andrew has traveled the entire development road with Being First to become a Conscious Change Leader. He exemplifies the candor, authenticity, knowledge and foresight so essential to meet today’s challenges. Come hear this man’s perspectives on his journey and next edges to inspire your own development path. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:30:48

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24. How to Achieve Full Stakeholder Adoption in Transformational Change

4/29/2024
What is change adoption and why is it so difficult to achieve and sustain? In this episode, Dr. Change reveals the work required to obtain adoption by exploring how to support stakeholders to fully integrate a project’s new state into their daily ways of operating and then master it for optimal and sustained results. As a major focus of Change Management, this capability is essential. The actions Linda describes will elevate your understanding and expand your approach to ensure this outcome! To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:34:05

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23. What Kind Of Change Consultant Are You?

4/15/2024
With major change so widespread in organi­zations, the need for internal and external consulting support has grown exponentially—as have the number and kinds of change consultants to service it. We change consultants come in many shapes and sizes. Which are you… and are you playing the best and highest value role you can? This episode describes a range of change consultant types, styles, and expertise. Consider your role as it is today and as it might be if you take on expanded ways of adding value to your clients. This episode, while aimed at change consultants, is equally as valuable to leaders who need to understand how best to hire and use their consultants. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:18:39

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22. Leading Organization-Wide Transformation with an Enterprise Change Agenda

4/1/2024
Most organizations today are fraught with so much change that it’s hard for leaders to stay on top of everything they are asking of the organization. In this episode, Linda describes the need for and elements of the Enterprise Change Agenda, a proven mechanism to organize and coordinate an organization’s priority initiatives so they can realistically and effectively achieve their outcomes. The Enterprise Change Agenda is an advanced strategy used by senior leaders who recognize the need to oversee and orchestrate their organization’s major change efforts and thereby cut costs, time, waste, and re-work so commonly experienced. Linda offers listeners a downloadable assessment to evaluate if your organization would benefit from an Enterprise Change Agenda. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:31:14

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21. Beyond Change Management: Requirements To Lead Transformational Change

3/18/2024
Most organizational change efforts rely on the tried-and-true approaches of Project Management and Change Management. However, when a project is transformational, it requires an expanded approach, beyond these two. Transformational change has a unique set of requirements that need attention before—and after—these standard approaches come in to play. This episode outlines the distinctions of transformational change and how you can lead and consult to it so it is launched, designed, implemented and adopted for sustained results. This requires Conscious Change Leadership. Building off the value of traditional approaches, Conscious Change Leadership executes the start-to-completion strategies for transformational success. How can you expand your role to take on Conscious Change Leadership? Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:37:17

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20. Transforming Police Culture: Interview with Change Process Leader, Kate MacDonald

3/4/2024
The role of the Change Process Leader is a breakthrough strategy for successfully leading transformational change. Beyond Project Management and Change Management, this role oversees how a transformation is stood up, led, and adjusted to achieve sustained results. Kate MacDonald, Executive Director of Professionalism, Leadership & Inclusion at York Regional Police (YRP), has fulfilled this role for the past several years, co-leading YRP’s culture transformation. Many breakthrough results were achieved and have been sustained. Come hear about Kate’s inspiring experience, her successes and challenges, and what it takes to fulfill this essential role in a complex transformation. This live experience will illustrate what’s possible in your own change work, in policing and beyond! To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:36:20

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19. Breakthrough! Transforming Change Leadership Roles And Project Strategy

2/19/2024
Our most complex and transformational change projects face many predictable hurdles. Current project leader roles and processes do not prevent or mitigate these struggles. A new leadership role is needed and possible! It requires a paradigm shift in understanding transformational change and how best to lead it. Introducing the Change Process Leader, a role proven to produce radically improved results from change. The Change Process Leader comes on board when a sponsor first realizes a major initiative is needed and together they strategize how best to set it up for success from start to results. This role guides the overall strategy, structure and process for the entire effort, providing process guidance to the project manager and change management resources from set up to completion. Listen in to understand this role and the powerful impact it can have on how you launch and lead transformational efforts. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:28:53

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18. Take A Serious Look! How Well Are Your Transformational Changes Being Led?

2/5/2024
Leaders and their consultants often take for granted that they know how to lead all their major change projects. However, transformational changes have different requirements of both leaders and consultants to be led successfully to achieve sustained results. This episode reviews many of the predictable and costly challenges transformational projects struggle with and poses some of the most important requirements—tried and true—to lead them successfully. Much of these strategies require a paradigm shift in leaders and consultants to be able to see what they may be missing to achieve greater success. Listen in to take a serious look at what’s needed and possible…and to expand your brand and expertise in successfully leading change! To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:22:09

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17. Up Close and Personal, Time with Talent Industry Legend, Dr. Beverly Kaye

1/22/2024
Guest Interview – Dr. Beverly Kaye, Founder of Bev Kaye & Co. Dr. Beverly Kaye is an internationally recognized expert in the field of career development, employee engagement, and retention. In this episode, I talk personally with Bev about her lifelong path in this work, her insights for leaders and Talent Management practitioners, and about the need to strategically support employees as human beings and valued contributors. Bev will share both her achievements and challenges in pursuing this as her life’s work. If you have read any of her many books, come experience the gift of Bev as a heartfelt and deeply intentional person. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:35:59

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16. When to Decline a Change Project as a Change Consultant

1/8/2024
As a Change Consultant, when should I consider not accepting a project because of clear adverse leadership, buy-in or cultural issues? There is nothing worse than being tied up in a change project that has no chance of succeeding. The causes of this are many. It may be poor sponsorship, no clear outcome, unrealistic timetable and budget, unclear decision authorities or ignoring stakeholder needs. The list goes on. This episode focuses on these issues and what change consultants can do to first avoid getting into these situations, and second, help the sponsor or leaders to see these predictable issues early and make strategic changes before the project fails. This takes courage and clarity. It takes caring about delivering value in the work you do. Come hear strategies that can assist you to consciously pursue good work that is meaningful to you and the client! This applies to both internal consultants and externals. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:22:48

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15. Linda’s Personal Passions…Beyond Change Leadership!

12/25/2023
Happy Holidays! As the final episode for our inaugural year of Ask Dr. Change, Linda shares two of her most personal passions: Art and Food! In this episode, Linda describes some of her artwork and its inspiration. As a foodie, she also shares several of her favorite recipes for you to try and enjoy. It’s the holiday! Time to enjoy and relax! Come see and hear about Linda’s personal pastimes… a feast for your eyes and stomachs! To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:16:35

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14. Navigating Change: Insights from ACMP President Rich Batchelor

12/11/2023
Join us for an engaging episode featuring Rich Batchelor, President of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). With over 30 years of global change management experience, Rich offers valuable insights into the future of change leadership and consulting. Discover Rich's unique journey into the world of change management, starting with an unusual challenge in the UK government. Learn how he transitioned from traditional change management to change enablement, emphasizing deep client engagement and empowerment. Explore Rich's predictions for the future, including the transformative potential of artificial intelligence and the evolving role of leaders in change initiatives. Find out how leaders can adapt to meet the expectations of younger generations in the workforce. Rich also shares his perspective on the role of champions in change and the importance of facilitation skills for consultants. Tune in for insights on mentorship, self-care, and the global change management landscape. Don't miss this captivating episode that offers a glimpse into the evolving world of transformational change. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:33:05

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13. Framing Change for Success: From Fear to Possibility

11/27/2023
Leaders have a critical choice to make when initiating change. How they frame and communicate the change impacts how it’s received and embraced by the organization. Understanding the motivation behind change - whether it's a wake-up call, a threat, a vision of something different, or an inspiration - is paramount. Our episode begins with a thought-provoking question from Charles, a seasoned change management consultant. Charles is grappling with a challenging scenario where leaders have framed a crucial change in negative, threatening terms. The fear and uncertainty this has generated are casting a long shadow over the change process. Rumors are rife, fear and anxiety fuel decision-making and communications, and progress seems to have stalled. So, how can we navigate this situation? What strategies can we employ to shift the narrative from fear to possibility? These questions are at the heart of today's discussion. We’ll explore the human dynamics when change is announced in compelling and positive terms versus negative terms. We’ll discuss strategies for how to turn things around if the initial launch message is threatening and delve into the rationale for leaders consciously focusing on what is possible to co-create when the outcome is successful. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:18:49

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12. Raising Leaders' Awareness of the People and Process Requirements of Leading Change

11/13/2023
Most leaders are rightfully focused on getting the best content solution designed and implemented to satisfy a need in the organization. However, this focus requires additional attention on how the stakeholders will be impacted and engaged, and how the change process is designed to ensure the best solution is generated, implemented, adopted and sustained. Many change consultants are not positioned to directly Influence leaders to expand their attention to strategic People and Process dynamics when leading initiatives. This podcast describes the types of attention needed and ways to reach these leaders so they begin to appreciate and take on influencing how people are affected and the change process is designed. Come learn how to get the attention of leaders to go beyond the content solution to set up their initiatives and stakeholders for success so they achieve sustained business benefits. Guest Question – Margrete Eva – Change Leader “How do I help leaders to see people and process (specially process) instead of just content?” To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:25:17

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11. Transformation Will Never Go As Planned! How To Set It Up For Rapid Course Correction

10/30/2023
Every change effort requires a reliable plan to make happen. However, some types of change are well led with pre-determined plans and others, like transformational efforts, are not. Why? So much is emergent in transformation that change leaders and the team need to be supported to figure things out as the project proceeds. Changes in direction or process are inevitable and cannot be seen as mistakes if they provide critical information about what is really needed to succeed. This is a specific condition for success in transformation: establishing a strategic learning and course correction system that can be publicly supported and encouraged. This is a significant paradigm shift for leaders, project managers and typical project teams. Only with timely input and response to indicators for course corrections can a transformational effort stay on its course and come to fruition. This episode explores the power and necessity for creating an agile course correction system and process for your change efforts. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:22:11

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10. Clarifying Your Role and Style for Change Consultants and Coaches

10/16/2023
Today’s topic surfaces several important issues about how we as consultants and coaches can best support the people tasked with making change. It is critical to consciously shape our role and style so that we meet the needs of our clients in the best way possible. Too often, consultants and coaches have been trained in a specific approach that becomes “one size fits all.” In the context of major change, that doesn’t always work! It is our job to help our clients see what they don’t see, in ways that support them to be successful. Come hear about the various choices we have about our roles and--our styles of executing them--so that we can best meet the needs of our change clients, be they leaders, project managers or change project teams. Come learn a powerful technique for doing so. Expanding your ability to see what is needed, adjust your approach and provide invaluable guidance can produce a breakthrough for you! Guest Question – Imanol Bernabeu – Agile Coach – Switzerland To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:22:23

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09. A Journey of Change Mastery with Daryl Conner

10/2/2023
Embark on a transformative journey with the distinguished change expert Daryl Conner as we delve into the multifaceted realm of change management and transformational leadership. With an impressive career spanning over five decades, Daryl’s profound influence has shaped how organizations navigate transformational change. In this enlightening episode, Daryl shares invaluable insights on the pivotal role of leadership in change initiatives. He takes us deep into the psychology of change, underlining the importance of cultivating an organization's change-ready culture. You'll discover how effective leadership becomes the compass guiding businesses through turbulent waters, steering them toward resounding success in times of transformation. As the conversation unfolds, Daryl emphasizes that true change mastery transcends mere tools and techniques. He unveils the art of becoming a successful change leader, offering actionable strategies to make informed decisions in times of change. If you're enthusiastic about elevating your change management skills and gaining fresh perspectives on change psychology and leadership, this episode is an absolute must-listen. About Daryl Conner For over fifty years, Daryl has educated and advised strategic leaders and veteran change practitioners in many of the world’s most successful organizations, helping them to understand and navigate the challenges and opportunities they face during transformational change. He is co-founder and chairman of three distinct but related platforms that he uses to deliver his work: Conner Advisory, Conner Partners and Conner Academy. Daryl’s work is built on a strong foundation of research, extensive consulting experience, and a master’s degree in psychology. He has authored two books— Managing at the Speed of Change (Random House, 1993) and Leading at the Edge of Chaos (John Wiley & Sons, 1998)—and more than 250 publications. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:42:29

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08. Getting Leaders to Hear the Wake Up Call for Change

9/18/2023
Do your too-busy leaders miss seeing important information that they know they need to make? Many leaders miss, ignore or side-step information that serves as a wake-up call… and instead press the snooze button until things get painful. In today's episode, I answer the question: "What triggered the major changes you are leading, and how do we get leaders to pay attention to it earlier?" We’ll explore what constitutes a wake-up call, how to illuminate the earliest indications that a change is needed, and the importance of engaging leaders in this crucial first step toward making their most critical changes. This episode is a must-listen if you want your leaders to be aware and listening for the changes needed in your organization. To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Duration:00:19:59