Ask Dr. Change

Ask Dr. Change

Ask Dr. Change is a thought-provoking and insightful podcast designed to provide you with proven invaluable guidance on transformational change within organizations, communities and large systems. We tackle the tough questions and challenges faced by millions of leaders and consultants worldwide striving to make critical transformational changes. Your host, Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson, international speaker and bestselling author, draws from her 45 years of proven experience facilitating transformational change in Fortune 1000 businesses, governments, paramilitary, military and large not-for-profit organizations. Linda offers you real-world strategies, practical tips and engaging discussions with change practitioners and fellow thought leaders to help strengthen your approach to change and discover what you need to do to be successful in your work. Her insights paint the picture of the future of the change leadership space. Have questions or challenges? Submit your question for Linda directly at: AskDrChange.com (https://askdrchange.com) Prefer Video? Watch full videos for each episode at: AskDrChange.com (https://askdrchange.com) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Episodes

July 8, 2024 19 mins

Most organizations with long and successful histories are tough to change. Yet change they must. How can leaders get the attention of their managers and stakeholders that a major change is needed, coming and serious? This episode describes the strategy of Bold Actions that do just this! Leaders must consciously alert their organizations to make necessary change—from the very beginning.


Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-poli...

Mark as Played

While every major change effort has a defined scope, most are incomplete and often need to be expanded to achieve desired outcomes. This episode highlights the areas required to define a full scope, one that ensures better outcomes and influences the initial definition of project budget and timeline. Scope needs to focus on the content of the change as well as the human and cultural dynamics required to achieve and sustain outcomes...

Mark as Played

Theresa Moulton is one of the Change Management superstars supporting the field and pushing its edges after 25 years of experience and relentless entrepreneurial spirit. She shares her journey to this esteemed position of both delivering change and coaching services to clients and leading one of the most highly regarded online resources for organizational Change Management professionals. 


To watch the full video version of this ...

Mark as Played

Andrew Johnson, Master Coach and Being First Associate, interviews Linda about her views on leaders and consultants taking on the Conscious Change Leadership approach to the transformations they require or serve. Linda openly discusses this as the cutting edge and necessity for the field of change leadership. 


To watch the full video version of this podcast, please visit AskDrChange.com


Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privac...

Mark as Played

In this episode, Linda interviews Andrew Johnson, Master Coach and Being First Associate. Andrew has traveled the entire development road with Being First to become a Conscious Change Leader. He exemplifies the candor, authenticity, knowledge and foresight so essential to meet today’s challenges. Come hear this man’s perspectives on his journey and next edges to inspire your own development path.


To watch the full video version ...

Mark as Played

What is change adoption and why is it so difficult to achieve and sustain? In this episode, Dr. Change reveals the work required to obtain adoption by exploring how to support stakeholders to fully integrate a project’s new state into their daily ways of operating and then master it for optimal and sustained results. As a major focus of Change Management, this capability is essential. The actions Linda describes will elevate your u...

Mark as Played

With major change so widespread in organi­zations, the need for internal and external consulting support has grown exponentially—as have the number and kinds of change consultants to service it. We change consultants come in many shapes and sizes. Which are you… and are you playing the best and highest value role you can?


This episode describes a range of change consultant types, styles, and expertise. Consider your role as it ...

Mark as Played

Most organizations today are fraught with so much change that it’s hard for leaders to stay on top of everything they are asking of the organization. In this episode, Linda describes the need for and elements of the Enterprise Change Agenda, a proven mechanism to organize and coordinate an organization’s priority initiatives so they can realistically and effectively achieve their outcomes. The Enterprise Change Agenda is an advance...

Mark as Played

Most organizational change efforts rely on the tried-and-true approaches of Project Management and Change Management. However, when a project is transformational, it requires an expanded approach, beyond these two. Transformational change has a unique set of requirements that need attention before—and after—these standard approaches come in to play. This episode outlines the distinctions of transformational change and how you can l...

Mark as Played

The role of the Change Process Leader is a breakthrough strategy for successfully leading transformational change. Beyond Project Management and Change Management, this role oversees how a transformation is stood up, led, and adjusted to achieve sustained results. Kate MacDonald, Executive Director of Professionalism, Leadership & Inclusion at York Regional Police (YRP), has fulfilled this role for the past several years, co-le...

Mark as Played

Our most complex and transformational change projects face many predictable hurdles. Current project leader roles and processes do not prevent or mitigate these struggles. A new leadership role is needed and possible! It requires a paradigm shift in understanding transformational change and how best to lead it. Introducing the Change Process Leader, a role proven to produce radically improved results from change.


The Change Pro...

Mark as Played

Leaders and their consultants often take for granted that they know how to lead all their major change projects. However, transformational changes have different requirements of both leaders and consultants to be led successfully to achieve sustained results.


This episode reviews many of the predictable and costly challenges transformational projects struggle with and poses some of the most important requirements—tried and true...

Mark as Played

Guest Interview – Dr. Beverly Kaye, Founder of Bev Kaye & Co.


Dr. Beverly Kaye is an internationally recognized expert in the field of career development, employee engagement, and retention. In this episode, I talk personally with Bev about her lifelong path in this work, her insights for leaders and Talent Management practitioners, and about the need to strategically support employees as human beings and valued contributors...

Mark as Played

As a Change Consultant, when should I consider not accepting a project because of clear adverse leadership, buy-in or cultural issues? 


There is nothing worse than being tied up in a change project that has no chance of succeeding. The causes of this are many. It may be poor sponsorship, no clear outcome, unrealistic timetable and budget, unclear decision authorities or ignoring stakeholder needs. The list goes on. This episode ...

Mark as Played

Happy Holidays! As the final episode for our inaugural year of Ask Dr. Change, Linda shares two of her most personal passions: Art and Food! In this episode, Linda describes some of her artwork and its inspiration. As a foodie, she also shares several of her favorite recipes for you to try and enjoy. It’s the holiday! Time to enjoy and relax! Come see and hear about Linda’s personal pastimes… a feast for your eyes and stomachs! 

To ...

Mark as Played

Join us for an engaging episode featuring Rich Batchelor, President of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). With over 30 years of global change management experience, Rich offers valuable insights into the future of change leadership and consulting. 


Discover Rich's unique journey into the world of change management, starting with an unusual challenge in the UK government. Learn how he transitioned from t...

Mark as Played

Leaders have a critical choice to make when initiating change. How they frame and communicate the change impacts how it’s received and embraced by the organization. Understanding the motivation behind change - whether it's a wake-up call, a threat, a vision of something different, or an inspiration - is paramount. 


Our episode begins with a thought-provoking question from Charles, a seasoned change management consultant. Charl...

Mark as Played

Most leaders are rightfully focused on getting the best content solution designed and implemented to satisfy a need in the organization. However, this focus requires additional attention on how the stakeholders will be impacted and engaged, and how the change process is designed to ensure the best solution is generated, implemented, adopted and sustained. Many change consultants are not positioned to directly Influence leaders to e...

Mark as Played

Every change effort requires a reliable plan to make happen.
However, some types of change are well led with pre-determined plans and
others, like transformational efforts, are not. Why? So much is emergent in
transformation that change leaders and the team need to be supported to figure
things out as the project proceeds. Changes in direction or process are
inevitable and cannot be seen as mistakes if they prov...

Mark as Played

Today’s topic surfaces several important issues about how we as consultants and coaches can best support the people tasked with making change. It is critical to consciously shape our role and style so that we meet the needs of our clients in the best way possible. Too often, consultants and coaches have been trained in a specific approach that becomes “one size fits all.” In the context of major change, that doesn’t always work! It...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Let's Be Clear with Shannen Doherty

    Let’s Be Clear… a new podcast from Shannen Doherty. The actress will open up like never before in a live memoir. She will cover everything from her TV and film credits, to her Stage IV cancer battle, friendships, divorces and more. She will share her own personal stories, how she manages the lows all while celebrating the highs, and her hopes and dreams for the future. As Shannen says, it doesn’t matter how many times you fall, it’s about how you get back up. So, LET’S BE CLEAR… this is the truth and nothing but. Join Shannen Doherty each week. Let’s Be Clear, an iHeartRadio podcast.

    The Dan Bongino Show

    He’s a former Secret Service Agent, former NYPD officer, and New York Times best-selling author. Join Dan Bongino each weekday as he tackles the hottest political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric.

    Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

    Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. Produced by the Big Money Players Network and iHeartRadio.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

Advertise With Us
Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

Connect

© 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.