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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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The meaning of wonder. By Shui-lyn White.

Ruth Tearle - Thursday, November 08, 2012

I was brought up to have meaning. My life had to have meaning, and my first duty was to discover this meaning. My Western upbringing demanded this. Who are you? Why are you here? Those were the questions of meaning I was duty bound to set off to answer. Assuredly, any failure to discover the meaning of my life, would be a tragedy beyond measure.  Read more


Celebrating Failure. By Colette Symanowitz

Ruth Tearle - Monday, October 29, 2012

This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 6-Sep-2012 issue. Read more


Barefoot running the reward.

Ruth Tearle - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I have always had a belief that if you keep doing the right things, for long enough, the rewards will come. Read more


Creating magical moments in a team

Ruth Tearle - Friday, October 19, 2012

As a facilitator or leader, how often do you get to experience a 'magical moment' with your team? And what do you do, to create a space that encourages magical moments in your meetings, events or workshops? Read more


The best of both worlds: Physical and digital.

Ruth Tearle - Friday, October 05, 2012

We are living in two different worlds: A physical and a digital world. Each world provides us with a different way to connect with others. With all the different media available to us, how do we choose the best way to communicate or collaborate? Read more


Templates vs musicality at work

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I got inspired by a movie called "The Concert." In the final scene, the soloist lifts the entire orchestra with her musicality, and in so doing, finds the truth about her life. I wanted to capture and harness the feeling that comes from beautiful music. So I decided to play the piano again.  Read more


The beginning of transformation. By Susan Ksiezopolski

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The early years of my career were spent implementing information technology projects that enhance or streamline business processes. The later years have been spent on building organizational capacity for project management and business transformation.  My career has been fulfilling, rewarding and challenging. It has turned out far better than I could have ever possibly dreamed of, providing me with growth and learning beyond measure.  Read more


Falling off the ladder

Ruth Tearle - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'd always believed that achieving anything in life was like climbing a ladder to success. The formula I'd follow was: Read more


What do you do when things just don't work for you any more?

Ruth Tearle - Friday, June 08, 2012

What do you do when nothing seems to work the way it should?  Read more


Is resilience the new key success factor?

Ruth Tearle - Friday, May 25, 2012

Is resilience the new 'key success factor' of these times? Read more

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