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The Change Decision 2023 Family Christmas Letter joy at work Jan 01, 2024

Dear Family and Friends,

As we sit here at the start of a new year and reflect on the last, we see this past year as a series of extremes. Chinese spy balloons drifted over North America, yet Presidents Biden and Xi met for the first time. Open AI brings science fiction-like capability to the...

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Change & Wedding Planner Wisdom change leadership Nov 29, 2023

Written by Roxanne Brown

“As a leader if you’re not leading change, what are you doing?” 

A friend said this to us a while back. It’s a good point.

The thing about change is it’s personal. It’s ubiquitous and individually defined. A huge change for...

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Holiday Joy joy at work Nov 21, 2023

Ed and Roxanne talk about what people say in answer to the question: What does Joy at Work mean to me? And how that might apply for you during the holidays.

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DisruptHR Charlottesville 2023 Oct 20, 2023

Joy at Work: Making Work a Part of a Life Well Lived – a DisruptHR talk by Ed Cook and Roxanne Brown of The Change Decision

See Ed Cook and Roxanne Brown in this year's Disrupt HR Charlottesville event! Watch here!

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Accountability in Hybrid Work joy at work Apr 30, 2023

Written by Ed Cook

A growing tension exists between employers and employees. Many employers want their teams back in the office, while many employees are happy working at home. Employers highlight diminished culture and productivity with employees out of the office while employees shrug...

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Transcending Job Loss joy at work Feb 06, 2023

In this short video, Roxanne talks about her experience of being let go and having to let her team go. This conversation is with Bunny Young -- a coach, licensed therapist and all around wonderful person. Roxanne also talks about a technique she used to get to joy -- something...

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The Change Decision 2022 Family Christmas Letter joy at work Dec 28, 2022

Dear Friends and Family,

In previous years we have used the words “momentous” and “unprecedented” to describe the year. This year we are grateful to call the year Joyful. Many good things happened for us as a company. Much of that was because of the increase in the number...

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Declaring Commitment Oct 25, 2022

Written by Ed Cook

Commitment is a word that shows up in many places. Some commitments are more quiet and more personal. We make commitments via New Year’s resolutions, sometimes to a workout regime, sometimes to different eating habits, and sometimes to our relationships. Some of...

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How to Lead a Change You Dislike change leadership Sep 23, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a task you don’t believe in or you have to make a decision you hate making or both. So what do you do when you have to lead a change you don’t like?

The first thing to do is get your mind...

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Recover from Change Gone Wrong Sep 14, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

“What if it looked like we were succeeding and now things are going wrong? How do we recover?"

It’s not unusual for a project team to get overconfident about how a change is going and then experience a big reaction from stakeholders because they...

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How can I reduce the risk to my change goals? analytics change leadership Aug 24, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

When we’re seeking behavior change in the workplace, measuring it can seem like a really strange thing to do. Aren’t people too unpredictable to make measuring worthwhile? What exactly would we measure? What could it possibly tell us that we...

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Change Overload and Joy change leadership Aug 04, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

Multiple simultaneous changes are business-as-usual for most companies. It’s often necessary for companies to make several changes at the same time in response to risk or opportunity. So how do you manage all of this?

Practical & Tactical

If you are...

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