Change Thinking

Despite all the business change knowledge uncovered during the last 50 years, many seasoned change management professionals still aren’t adequately prepared to serve those trying to navigate their way through today’s turbulence. Change Thinking is an effort to have an exchange with, and be part of, a community of practitioners committed to raising the level of their game and that of the field of change execution.
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Guest Interview—Judi Neal

You can be unfamiliar with the term “Edgewalker” but still BE one. Judi Neal is a good friend and author of the book, Edgewalkers. In this interview, Judi discusses why understanding the qualities of an Edgewalker is important to your role as a change practitioner. She also describes Flamekeepers, Doomsayers, Placeholders, and Hearthtenders. It’s a fascinating conversation I think you’ll enjoy!

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About Judi Neal

Judi is the Director of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. She received her Ph.D. from Yale. She was the Founder of The International Center for Spirit at Work, and the International Spirit at Work Awards.  She helped to co-found the Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group at the Academy of Management, and was the group’s second Chair.  She is also a co-founder of the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion.  Judi authored  Edgewalkers and is working on The Spirit of Project Management with Alan Harpham, and editing the Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace. Judi has published widely in academic journals and has spoken about spirituality in the workplace at conferences internationally. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Haven, and Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program at the Graduate Institute.

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