As part of the conversation around agility, innovation, and transformation — I hear more discussion around adult learning and how to create a “learning organization.”
Unfortunately, the term “learning,” for many people, triggers thoughts of classrooms and teachers.
“Learning” is seen as separate and apart from what we normally do.
We are learning all of the time. Mostly unconsciously.
We are learning what is acceptable and not acceptable in our environment.
We are learning what is rewarded and what is punished.
We are learning whether our adaptations to that environment are providing the desired results.
And, yes, occasionally…
Update: I’ve been writing.
Chapters 1–5 are with the pre-order purchasers for comment.
The publisher will receive these chapters (hopefully with Chapter 6 attached) to start thinking about layout options.
Chapter 6 is on track for a full reviewable draft by the end of next week.
The 7th (and final) chapter will be up by the end of April and a full draft of the book will be ready for the copyeditor by then.
I’m anticipating at least 3 review cycles. We are on track for an end of 2019 publication.
My current thought is to open up the book…
We still have consistent progress. The publication date has been pushed back.
We have consistent progress and are currently on-track for a July 2019 release date.
Where we are at right now:
I’ve been writing, but it’s been a slog.
The cookie-monster bathrobe came back with a vengeance, this time lined in lead. I must be onto something big — I don’t remember the resistance being this strong before.
I am ridiculously grateful for my family, partner, friends, and therapist. They’ve been awesome about holding space for me and reminding me that the voices in my head aren’t objectively true.
I’m also grateful that the discussion around mental health is starting to remove the shame around anxiety, depression, and any emotion that isn’t “happy.”
I have a LOT of thoughts about emotions…
This is a quick update. I’ve been writing :)
Change in All Quadrants: Personal Change Planning
Writing a non-fiction book, for me, is not a linear process. It’s more like writing a Master’s thesis.
During my time in the University of Georgia History department (early 1990s), I learned the “index-card” trick.
Final stats — 646 views and 50 books pre-sold.
I’m thrilled! This is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this and had to slog through a lot of personal fear and resistance to make it here. Even more exciting — I have companions on the journey who will help with the experiments!
As Steve Howard so graciously put it:
Now we own part of your soul and will haunt you ’till you publish
Even with 3 people, my thinking is — that’s 3 people that are expecting me to…
Change Planning Model — Updates
Experiments start October 1.
Personal Change Planning — Book Promotion
The book promotion is from October 1 — October 30. My goal is 500 pre-orders.
More details on the book, an outline, progress, and a…
The change planning model is designed to do the following things:
The change planning model is not built to create your desired vision. …
In this update — I am going to go over some outstanding questions from the last update.
First — we are going to talk about inputs into the change planning model and outputs from the change planning model that can help with project and change management in later phases.
Second — I’m going to talk about some quadrant definition in an attempt to clarify the boundaries between We, It and Its.
Finally — I’m going to talk about how, or whether, level analysis belongs in the change planning model.
Since we are maintaining the position of the Change…
Helping people navigate the transformation.