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Two Minutes of Talking Change

Two Minutes of Talking Change

By Jennifer Campbell
In Two Minutes of Talking Change Jennifer Campbell will provide practical tips to lead change successfully in your team and organization, from her best-selling book Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders. She will demystify the world of change management and outline the pivotal conversations to have to lead change successfully. Join the conversation at www.actionimpactmovement.com and
check out the AIM Online Learning Portal.

Listen to my other podcast - Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca - as my sister and I talk through the 20 pivotal conversations from my book.
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Leadership is all about Change
Today my special guest - Babatope Ipinyomi, host of the Change Lead podcast and a change consultant who helps teams get difficult things done, provides his insight on the link between leadership and change.  Babatope interviewed me on his podcast also where we talked about leading change during transformations, mergers, and acquisitions.  Continue to tune into season 2 of Two Minutes of Talking Change where I'll be focusing on the actions, reflections, and ideas needed to succeed in a new leadership role using the AIM Roadmap. Learn more about the AIM Roadmap in this short video. 
02:00
May 10, 2022
The AIM Roadmap - going from fear of failure to building a leadership legacy
Recently I talked to leaders about their changes - taking on a new role, leading a new team, or focusing on a new mandate. I interviewed over 25 leaders to uncover their biggest fears and challenges and their goals as they embark on change. And this is what I heard!  Watch a video summary of my interview results - Talking Change Leader Interview Summary and learn more about THE AIM ROADMAP in this short video.  You too can go from fear of failure to building a leadership legacy!
02:26
May 03, 2022
Linking Ski Turns and Change
What have I learned from skiing that applies to leading change? Tune in to this week's two minutes to find out! And you'll never guess how much snow we got in one night this April - it must be a record for spring skiing!  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever. Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease.
02:09
April 06, 2022
The Missing Link to Implementing Change that Sticks
The key to making change stick and realizing the benefits of the change you’re trying to make is getting people committed AND having them continue working in the new way. This means you need all the people in your organization - those who do the work of your organization everyday – to be on board. The people who are going to be able to make this happen for you are your managers – the people who lead your teams everyday – the supervisors, lead hands, managers, directors. They are the ones who likely didn’t chose the change – that is often done from the top – yet they are the ones who lead and influence the majority of your people. The catch is that these people managers also need to transition to the new way and buy in and commit to doing things differently. Find out how to fill the missing link in today's episode.  Ready to equip for people leaders and managers to drive change in your organization. Bring AIM Changer: Leading People through Change to your organization. Find out more about AIM Changer. 
02:40
March 29, 2022
Why Conversations are Needed to Lead Change that Sticks
What was the last conversation you had that led you to make a change and do something different? Transforming an organization requires people to commit to the change. Commitment is gained when people feel heard. People feel heard when they are engaged in productive conversations. Conversations get the thoughts out of our heads. Thoughts lead to emotions. Emotions lead to actions. Actions lead to results. Conversations create change! Listen in to find out more about why conversations are needed to lead change that sticks. 1 IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
03:03
March 08, 2022
The Importance of Setting Clear Expectations
Today's Two Minutes is brought to you by my special guest - Jonno White from Australia, author of Step Up or Step Out. Do you have a difficult person you're dealing with at work? Jonno's quick test will give you insight into why your dealings may be difficult and what you can do about it.  This is a great lead in to The Coaching Conversation and The Are You on Board? Conversation from Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders. You can listen to both of those conversations on my other podcast - Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:13
March 01, 2022
Resistance Part 3 - How to Address Resistance
Change doesn't happen without a conversation - and you may need many conversations to address resistance. In this podcast I outline key conversations to help you uncover resistance and address it. I also provide some strategies to use to engage resistors to use their energy for good instead of evil!  Find all the conversations I mention in part three of Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders.  And if you want to dive deeper to improve your change leadership or have a team you want to train to realize change results faster – send me a note (jen@actionimpactmovement.com) or find out more at www.actionimpactmovement.com IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:40
February 22, 2022
Resistance - Part 2 - What is Lost During Change?
People often resist during change because they believe they will lose something - and this happens during imposed change and the change I chose myself! Find out the types of things people believe they may lose (especially during changes at work) and what can happen when resistance isn't addressed. And tune in next time for ideas on how to address resistance to change! For more info on the people side of change - check out Leading Change for Project Managers on the AIM Online Learning Portal.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:34
February 15, 2022
Resistance - Part 1 - Why People Resist Being Changed
Resistance is inevitable during change. Find out the three main reasons for resistance to change in today's podcast and some examples of how to recognize each one. And tune in next time for Resistance - Part 2 - What is Lost During Change. Want to learn more about resistance and the people side of change? Check out my new online course - Leading Change for Project Managers in the AIM Online Learning Portal.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
03:17
February 08, 2022
The ABC Transition Roadmap™
In this episode I finally dive into my ABC Transition Roadmap™ model - it's the foundation for all the Engagement Conversations in my book - and the way to gain commitment to change!  A - Awareness B - Buy-in and Belief C - Capability and Capacity  C - Commitment and Continuation Tune in to find out more.  And for a deep dive into HOW to help people transition successfully during change, reach out to learn more about my course AIM Changer: Embrace Change. Lead Better. This course is for those who lead teams and are faced with changes they are expected to implement successfully within in their team. You may not have chosen the change or you may be the instigator, either way, this course will give you the tools to support and engage your people to commit to the change and realize the benefits within in your team and organization. AIM Changer is not about change management methodology and tools (that's my Leading Change for Project Managers course - now available online), it's for everyday leaders to help them engage their teams, deal with resistance, and build commitment and momentum to realize the benefits of change - through conversation. After participating in the AIM Changer course you will be:  A change-savvy leader who understands how to help your people adopt change successfully Resilient in the face of resistance to change and skilled at managing resistance Confident in leading the right conversations to gain commitment to change
02:14
February 01, 2022
The Seven Dynamics of Change
Almost every time I facilitate a session on leading change I take people through an exercise I’ve been using for 20 years – the seven dynamics of change. It’s based on Ken Blanchard’s work about the seven predictable patterns that people go through when experiencing change. I love this exercise and it works every time to drive home my key points about people’s reactions to change. Listen in to learn about the seven dynamics and consider how these dynamics are playing out in your change efforts. Tune into my other podcast - Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca - to learn about the 20 pivotal conversations you can have to address the seven dynamics, plan and manage change, and engage people to buy in and commit to change!  For more details on the seven dynamics of change - read chapter 2 in Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:31
January 25, 2022
Change Doesn't Happen Without a Conversation
Think of something you have aimed to change in your life or at work. How many conversations did it take to make it happen? Engaging in conversations is a must during any change - find out why and some quick tips on how to have them in this week's podcast.  Want to learn more about each of the 20 pivotal conversations from Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders? Tune into my other podcast - Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca - where we dive into each conversation, give real-life examples of where and when we've had the conversation, and provide all the key questions you'll need to ask to make it a great conversation. You can choose the conversation you need to have based on your situation.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:17
January 18, 2022
I can't believe they won't follow the process!
Have you put together a great process or set a deadline for people to complete forms or training - yet they just don't seem to be doing it? Here's why and some ways to get them onboard.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:14
January 11, 2022
Stuck in the Middle with You!
When is it time to get into the middle of the action to get faster results? Change happens when you're in conversation - here are a few quick ways to get into the conversation to make things happen.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:24
January 04, 2022
Closing out 2021 and Looking Forward to 2022
In the spirit of the Self-Reflection Conversations from Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders, I've dug into my archives to find my 'Creating your New Year' exercise. This podcast is interactive, so grab a piece of paper and pen to reflect and plan for 2022!  Happy Holidays!! 
01:43
December 22, 2021
What are your Stakeholders Thinking?
How many assumptions have you made about how those impacted by change are going to perceive it? As it turns out, our assumptions are often wrong, or at least incomplete. Learn how to find out what your stskeholders are actually thinking in this Two Minutes of Talking Change. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
01:17
December 10, 2021
Managing People vs. Managing Change
With insights from my mom - Grandma Brenda - this episode focuses on the importance of managing the people and not just the change - listening, getting to know them, and finding out what they like or don't about the change will lead to success!  For more leading change insights from Grandma Brenda's career, tune into my other podcast - Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca - What Would Grandma Brenda Do (WWGBD)?  Enjoy!  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:25
December 07, 2021
Developing a Change Management Plan
When I get asked to provide change management support on a project, my first question is always ‘what do you mean by change management?’. My definition of change management is driven by the need for an organization to realize its desired outcomes from a change. To do this you need solid project management – to prepare, implement, and evaluate the change AND you need transition plans to support people through the ending, exploring, and new beginning stages of transition. Together, these plans make up your change management plan. In this short podcast I outline the steps to create a change management plan based on the Planning and Managing Conversations and the Engagement Conversations from my book - Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:54
October 26, 2021
Change Leadership Starts from Within
Can you be a good change leader if you don't want to change? A deep question to cover in two minutes but I give it a go - with a real-life example and actions you can take - here's a hint, they involve conversations!  Just like on a flight where they instruct you to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others (in the unlikely event that oxygen masks are needed), you need to start with some self-reflection, and perhaps some personal changes, before you can successfully lead others through change. And there is fun background music in this one too! Enjoy the conversation! IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
01:46
September 22, 2021
Why Conversations are Needed to Drive Successful Change
A summary of the benefits of conversations during times of change...in rhyme! Listen to the quick hits here, then head over the Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca to dive into the details of Why Conversations are Needed.  Enjoy!  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
03:35
September 22, 2021
Three Conversations to Avoid Workplace Burnout
Burnout is happening across all sectors - health care, business, education, tourism, and more. Staff shortages, more work to follow safety protocols, new procedures to address issues we didn't anticipate in our lifetime, and expectations as high as ever. People are tired, people are stressed, and workplace burnout is rapidly increasing. Here are three conversations that will help you address workplace burnout - from my book Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders and you can also listen to our podcast - Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca - where we dive into each conversation from the book and discuss why to have it, how to have, and the benefits, as well as share real life stories to show the impact of each of these conversations. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
03:02
September 17, 2021
A Gannt Chart Doesn't Equal Buy-in to Change
Just because you put a plan on a Gannt chart and continue to drive the action items forward, doesn't mean you will gain buy-in to the change. Find out what conversations will help you engage people and gain buy-in so that you can do change right the first time. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:50
June 29, 2021
The Debrief Conversation Challenge
It's time to make time to have the right conversations with your team - to debrief change, find out how people are doing, and make people feel heard. Just like you never regret getting exercise, you won't regret making time for this conversation - and your team will be better connected and more productive as a result. For all the details on how to have the conversation, hop over to my other podcast - Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca.  Need more ideas and inspiration - get the book - Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:00
June 18, 2021
Side Conversations to Have with Yourself - Make time to lead effectively
On my other podcast - Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca - we talked through the three self-reflection conversations from the book. In this 'two minute' podcast I outline four 'side conversations' to have with yourself to help you prepare and make time to lead effectively.  1. Let it go  2. Off the list 3. Resilience 101 4. Continuous learning  Listen in to find out the key questions to ask yourself during these conversations.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:40
June 09, 2021
Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca
Here is the trailer for my new podcast (longer than two minutes!) - Talking Change with Jen and Rebecca.  Change doesn't happen without a conversation! Join Jen and Rebecca as they work through the 20 pivotal conversations from Jen's book Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders. For each one you'll learn the purpose and approach, hear some of the key questions, and benefit from their experience and stories of facilitating these conversations with leaders and organizations to help them lead change that sticks.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
00:60
May 28, 2021
Talking Change in the Boardroom
As leaders and organizations continue to face unprecedented change, board members have an important role to play in asking the right questions and engaging management in the right conversations to enable their organizations to realize the benefits of change. Conversation is the way for boards and management to stay connected, manage risk, and make the right decisions to move their organizations forward. Here are five key conversations for board members to have with their management teams during times of change. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:37
May 12, 2021
Are you or your organization stuck in transition?
We have been in transition for over a year now! And it's exhausting. In the recent NY Times article There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing, Adam Grant describes languishing as a mental state of stagnation and emptiness. As I read this article, I realized this can be the same feeling during transition. Listen for ways to you can move forward and through transition.  IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
03:27
May 03, 2021
Is your team making the right decisions?
Have the right people make the right decisions is key to making progress in an organization. Learn about the Decision Tree and how it can help your team be more effective. 
02:11
April 27, 2021
5 Steps to Build the Best Change Champion Network
A Champion Network is one of the best ways to drive successful organizational change. From technology upgrades to culture shifts - having a team of believers and promoters will fast-track your change and build commitment at all levels in your organization. Your Champions are also your eyes and ears on the ground to gather feedback, uncover resistance, and identify the success stories to sustain your change.  Want the hard copy - download the guide here - www.actionimpactmovement.com/resources IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
03:08
March 09, 2021
Being a Successful Leader During Change
What does it take to lead change successfully? What obstacles will be in your way? Find out here and learn more in my free webinar on Feb 24, 2021. Go to www.actionimpactmovement.com/blog for more details. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:23
February 04, 2021
What details did people latch onto about the change
Do you know what people are thinking about a change? What piece of info have they latched onto? Is it correct? This episode will give you key questions to ask to find out, so that the rumor mill doesn't derail your change efforts. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
01:59
December 10, 2020
Checking your Assumptions
Checking assumptions ensures you get the right answers and avoid unnecessary risks. Find out how in my latest podcast. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:14
December 01, 2020
Getting Others Invested in your Change
Are others as invested in the change as you? In this episode I outline three conversations to gain buy-in and commitment to change. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
02:45
November 23, 2020
Two Minutes of Talking Change - No Surprises
Two Minutes of Talking Change provides practical tips to lead change from the best-selling book Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders. Today's topic - No Surprises. The conversations to have to make sure there are no surprises when heading into an important meeting. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
01:57
November 14, 2020
Two Minutes of Talking Change - Where to Start when Leading Change
This episode kicks off the Two Minutes of Talking Change podcast series. Jennifer outlines the purpose and content of her book Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders and how it will help leaders embrace change and lead better. IMPROVE YOUR CHANGE GAME Are you managing or supporting a change initiative? Take the Leading Change for Project Managers course to build your confidence, skills, and toolbox to plan and manage change with ease. Are you leading a team through change – whether you chose the change or not? Bring the AIM Changer program to your organization – it will change the way you lead forever.
01:60
November 13, 2020