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Lean Change ManagementIn my latest book – Lean Change Management – I tackle this important topic: how do you cope with and drive change that is meaningful and has a real impact? In it I tell a crazy and personal story of how one company went through a critical transformation, and how they used the innovative practices described in the book throughout that process. explain  how change was possible, and how they went from burning out on too many changes to meaningful change they co-created with the people involved in that very change.

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Lean Change Management

Lean Change Management

lean-change-yellow-coverLean Change Management is a collection of innovative ideas and practices for managing organizational change.  I will be releasing this new publication in May 2014 through Happy Melly Express.

Agile Transformation

safari_books_logo-300x196Is Agile a mindset or a set of processes?  Ask 10 people and you'll get 10 different answers.  This video series will help you discover  effective practices for managing work and people within the constraints of your organization.