Change Thinking

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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—Mel Toomey

Mel has been in and around the change business for a long time. He is one of the few practitioners who can honestly measure his contribution to our field in decades. But the extensive time he’s devoted to understanding the dynamics of change pales when compared to what he has learned and passed on to countless others. His insights and perspectives go far beyond knowledge of concepts and techniques—he is a source of true wisdom.

Mel approaches the change process through his unique focus on leadership as a distinct profession. He has been associated with and/or has formulated four different platforms that allow him to engage his work:

  • Scholar in Residence at the Graduate Institute (www.learn.edu)
  • Founder of the Generative Leadership Group (www.glg.net)
  • Founder of the Center for Leadership Studies (www.maol.net)
  • Lead faculty for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program at the Center for Leadership Studies

The first time I heard Mel speak, I found his views on leadership and change to be penetrating, challenging, and compelling. Over the years, he has been an important resource for my development and it’s an honor to have this opportunity to introduce him to those who might not be familiar with his work.

To listen to the interview, click here.

Posted on: October 11, 2011 03:04 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
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