The Book

Get Everyone Literally on the Same Page for Change!

Charting Change Number One New Release on AmazonCharting Change – A Visual Toolkit for Making Change Stick is the new book from Braden Kelleynow in its SECOND EDITION.

This follow-up to Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire focuses on the best practices of Human-Centered Change, published by Palgrave Macmillan, is now available at all of the Amazon online bookstores (USA, UK, CA, DE, FR, JP) and many other retailers around the world.

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UPDATE: An Amazon Kindle version is now available in English at various Amazon sites around the world (USA, UK, CA, AU, DE, FR, JP)!

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What People Are Saying

Daniel H Pink “There’s no denying it: Change is scary. But it’s also inevitable. In Charting Change, Braden Kelley gives you a toolkit and a blueprint for initiating and managing change in your organization, no matter what form it takes.”
– Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human
Eric Hieger “Thoughtful, thorough, and practical is the rare blend that Braden has achieved in this Change Management field guide. Much more than a series of tactics, Charting Change will explicitly, sequentially, and visually help users create a diverse set of experiences for stakeholders that will most certainly increase likelihood of success.”
– Eric D. Hieger, Psy.D., Business Transformation and Change Leadership Practice Lead at ADP
Denise Fletcher “As the pace of change speeds up, the market disruptions and resulting changes can be daunting for all. We all wish we could predict how change will affect our business, our market and our people. No matter what business area you come from, change affects us all and can produce great outcomes when managed well. In Braden Kelley’s newest book, Charting Change, he provides a terrific toolkit to manage this process and make it stick.”
– Denise Fletcher, Chief Innovation Officer, Xerox
Phil McKinney “Braden Kelley and his merry band of guest experts have done a nice job of visualizing in Charting Change how to make future change efforts more collaborative. Kelley shows how to draw out the hidden assumptions and land mines early in the change planning process, and presents some great techniques for keeping people aligned as a change effort or project moves forward.”
– Phil McKinney, retired CTO for Hewlett-Packard and author of Beyond the Obvious
Marshall Goldsmith “Higher employee retention? Increased revenue? Process enhancements? Whatever your change goal, Charting Change is full of bright ideas and invaluable visual guides to walk you through change in any area where your organization needs it.”
– Marshall Goldsmith is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

The Opportunity

Braden Kelley - Author of "Charting Change"

Innovation is about change, and organizations and individuals resist change. But, if you look around the business ecosystem, you’ll see that the companies that successfully innovate in a repeatable fashion and stay at the top of their industries have one thing in common – they are good at managing change.

Research shows that up to seventy percent of all change initiatives fail. Let’s face it, change is hard, as is getting an organization on board and working through the process. One thing that has been known to be effective is onboarding teams not only to understand this change, but to see the process and the progress of institutional change. Charting Change will help teams and companies visualize this complicated process.

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The Concept

Charting Change - Sample ChapterI developed the Human-Centered Change methodology and the Change Planning Canvas™ to enable leadership and project teams to easily discuss the variables that will influence the change effort and organize them in a collaborative, visual, human way. It will help managers build a cohesive approach that can be more easily embraced by employees who are charged with the actual implementation of change. Charting Change will teach readers how to use this visual toolkit to build a common language and vision for implementing change.

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New for the Second Edition

The incredible popularity of Charting Change has allowed for the release of this second edition, which adds four new chapters on business architecture, systems thinking, digital transformation, and building a continuous change culture. In addition, there are two new guest expert contributions from Whynde Kuehn (Business Architecture) and Kate Hammer (storyFORMing). Together these new chapters and guest expert contributions expand the breadth and depth of Charting Change in support of the professors out there using it as a coursebook and for the change management professionals looking to learn more about planning and executing successful change or transformation initiatives.

The Supplemental Book Materials

Get the new Change Planning Toolkit downloadsBook buyers will get access to the Change Planning Toolkit Basic License which includes access to 26 of the 70+ frameworks, worksheets, and other tools (including the Change Planning Canvas™) in a 11″x17″ downloadable PDF format.

Click here to purchase the Change Planning Toolkit Basic License now on this web site and get instant access to the supplemental materials and a digital version of the book.

The Change Planning Toolkit for Human-Centered Change

Buy the Change Planning Toolkit NowGet a jump on the competition and buy the Change Planning Toolkit – Commercial License now to get instant access to all 70+ tools for change (including a QuickStart Guide).

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The Case Studies in Charting Change

NHS Challenge Top-Down Change Challenge Top Down Change (@NHSEngland, @HSJnews and @NursingTimes)

NHS Improving Quality, a national improvement body of NHS England, working in partnership with the Health Service Journal (HSJ) and the Nursing Times (NT) national healthcare management titles to challenge top down change.

Babak Forutanpour Qualcomm Flux – Babak Forutanpour

Babak Forutanpour (@bababinke) is a curious soul, an engineer, a UX Technologist, and a VFX Artist. He is the founder of Qualcomm’s FLUX and Co-Creator of Don’t Dream Alone. Creator of the @TheAryaBall.

The Guest Experts in Charting Change

Beth Montag Schmaltz Beth Montag Schmaltz (@bethmschmaltz)

Beth Montag Schmaltz is a Founding Partner at 71 & Change, a strategy and implementation consulting company that designs and implements solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. Most importantly, we believe that Your People = Your Success.

Dion Hinchcliffe Dion Hinchcliffe (@dhinchcliffe)

Dion Hinchcliffe is a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. He is a well-known business strategist, enterprise architect, book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, and transformation consultant.

Matthew E May Matthew E. May (@matthewemay)

Matthew E. May is a strategy facilitator, innovation coach, and lean trainer. Author of four books (including The Laws of Subtraction and The Elegant Solution), working on a 5th.

Rosemarie Ryan & Ty Montague Ty Montague (@tmontague) and Rosemarie Ryan (@RosemarieRyan)

Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of co:collective, a strategy and innovation company that works with leadership teams to conceive and execute innovation in customer experience using a proprietary methodology called StoryDoing ©.

Tanveer Naseer Tanveer Naseer, MSc. (@TanveerNaseer)

Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer, author of the book “Leadership Vertigo”, keynote speaker, and founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership coaching firm.

Whynde Kuehn Whynde Kuehn (@IncS2E)

Whynde Kuehn is a globally recognized business architecture pioneer, thought leader, educator, and advisor. She is author of the book Strategy to Reality.

Brett Clay Brett Clay (@sellingchange)

Brett Clay is the Founder and President of Change Leadership Group, LLC and author, “Selling Change, 101 Secrets for Growing Sales by Leading Change.”

Ayelet Baron Ayelet Baron (@ayeletb)

Ayelet Baron is a futurist helping to build thriving 21st century organizations with conscious leaders who drive shared purpose. Ayelet is a keynote speaker and author whose purpose is to open people’s minds and hearts about what’s possible when we lifework in abundance.

Seth Kahan Seth Kahan (@sethkahan)

Seth Kahan is an executive advisor who guides CEOs on leading change and innovation to create powerfully positive impact.

Rohit Talwar Rohit Talwar (@fastfuture)

Rohit Talwar is a global futurist and CEO of Fast Future Research and Fast Future Publishing. He is the editor of The Future of Business – published in June 2015.

Whynde Kuehn Kate Hammer, PhD MSc (@kate_hammer)

Creator of storyFORMing, co-inventor of KILN’s IdeaKeg, founder of CareSleeves, existential analyst, logotherapist and professional certified coach.

Charting Change Number One New Release on AmazonTable of Contents from Charting Change

  • Preface
  • Change Planning Canvas™ (2-page foldout)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1 – Changing Change
  • Chapter 2 – Architecting for Change
  • BONUS FEATURE – Whynde Kuehn (Guest Expert): Translating and Activating Change with Business Architecture
  • Chapter 3 – Planning Change
  • Chapter 4 – Understanding the Current State
  • BONUS FEATURE – NHS Case Study: Challenging Top Down Change
  • Chapter 5 – Exploring Readiness for Change and Transitions
  • Chapter 6 – Envisioning the Desired State
  • BONUS FEATURE – Seth Kahan (Guest Expert): – Generating Dramatic Surges of Progress
  • Chapter 7 – Picking the Right Target for Your Change Effort
  • Chapter 8 – The Benefits of Change
  • BONUS FEATURE – Kate Hammer (Guest Expert): Inspiration, relevance and immediacy: introducing storyFORMing
  • Chapter 9 – The People Side of Change
  • Chapter 10 – Building a Continuous Change Culture
  • Chapter 11 – Barriers and Obstacles to Change
  • BONUS FEATURE – Matthew E May (Guest Expert): Reverse Engineer Your Strategy By Asking “What Must Be True?”
  • Chapter 12 – Not Everything about Change is Wonderful
  • Chapter 13 – Change Doesn’t Happen in Isolation
  • Chapter 14 – Breaking it Down
  • Chapter 15 – Now What (The Resource Challenge)
  • BONUS FEATURE – Beth Montag-Schmaltz (Guest Expert): If You’re Bracing For the Next Wave of Change, You’re Not Alone
  • Chapter 16 – Building the Case for Change
  • BONUS FEATURE – Brett Clay (Guest Expert): Selling Change
  • Chapter 17 – Communicating Change
  • BONUS FEATURE – Ty Montague and Rosemarie Ryan (Guest Experts): StoryDoing® and Organizational Change
  • Chapter 18 – Leading Change
  • BONUS FEATURE – Tanveer Naseer (Guest Expert): How Successful Leaders Champion Change in Today’s Organizations
  • Chapter 19 – Innovation is All about Change
  • BONUS FEATURE – Babak Forutanpour Case Study: Don’t Dream Alone: Story of Grass-Roots Innovation in a Fortune 500 Company
  • Chapter 20 – Project and Portfolio Management Are About Change
  • BONUS FEATURE – Dion Hinchcliffe (Guest Expert): How Companies Are Discovering New Pathways for Digital Transformation
  • Chapter 21 – Successful Digital and Business Transformations
  • Chapter 22 – The Future of Change
  • BONUS FEATURE – Rohit Talwar (Guest Expert): Dancing with Disruption: Forces Shaping the Future of Business
  • BONUS FEATURE – Ayelet Baron (Guest Expert): Change is Abundant in the Twenty-First Century
  • About the Author
  • Bibliography

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