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The Change Designs Blog is a collection of insights, personal stories and real life experiences from people working in organizations. In this blog you will find real life stories depicting magical experiences and struggles, where the truth is richer, stranger and more practical than any theory or model. If you've ever wanted to read the diary of a leader, strategist, change agent, consultant, facilitator or a coach, or you are grappling with problems at work, then you will enjoy reading this practical blog.

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Business paradigms - the key to change, strategy and innovation

Ruth Tearle - Monday, December 28, 2020

Paradigms are the assumptions, models or beliefs we hold, that affect how we understand ourselves and what is happening in the world around us. Often we need to change the way we think to open our minds to new possibilities, opportunities or solutions.

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When they say 'strategic planning' - what do they really want?

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

I get many calls from leaders saying they want me to help them with "strategic planning." But what do they really want? Read more


How Strategic Alignment affects customer experience

Ruth Tearle - Monday, June 11, 2018

The spaghetti approach to customer communication. Read more


Motivational stories

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Which is your story? Cinderella or the Heroes Journey?  Read more


Motivational thoughts

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, May 18, 2017

This post describes a different way of thinking about motivation. Our motivation is determined more by how we think, than by the circumstances we find ourselves in. Read more


How to be happy.

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When happiness is a discipline rather than a result. Read more


Moving from an operational role to a strategic role

Ruth Tearle - Friday, December 23, 2016

One of the biggest frustrations many leaders face, is being told that they are not strategic enough. Many ask: What does it mean to be strategic? How does this differ from the work they currently do?  Read more


Motivation - life goals and dreams.

Ruth Tearle - Friday, October 07, 2016

The key to living a dream life.  Read more


How to take back my power.

Ruth Tearle - Monday, September 05, 2016

A letter from my better self to my un-empowered self. Read more


Leadership and employee behaviour

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, July 14, 2016

Catch them doing it right. Read more

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