Still Moving Field Guide
Change Vitality At Your Fingertips
1. Edition November 2020
128 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
The companion to the bestselling book on leading change, Still Moving
Still Moving Field Guide is a companion to the bestselling Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change. Designed as a practical resource, the Field Guide takes the reader on a journey to hone their leadership skills in order to lead change with confidence. Step by step, readers will progress through the Still Moving concepts.
New to the guide is the innovative Change Vitality model (an energizing holistic way of leading change) that puts all the Still Moving concepts into one effective picture. The author breaks down each element of the Change Vitality model and explores what the element is, how to recognize it, and why it helps leaders lead change well. The model also shows how to rate your own leadership in a particular skill, and includes tales from the field on putting the skill into action. The guide also contains further reading and resources to help cultivate the skills presented. This important book:
* Offers a practical guide for developing the change leadership skills outlined in Still Moving
* Contains application stories with real life leaders in change
* Presents the Change Vitality model - a new, holistic and research-based framework for how to lead change with greater ease
* Provides an interactive immersion journey into the Still Moving content
* Includes spaces for journaling and self-reflection
Written for all curious change leaders, change coaches, change consultants, and HR professionals, the Still Moving Field Guide is filled with practical ideas on how to use the Still Moving concepts with yourself, your team, and the wider systems you are seeking to transform.
A Few Words About the Front Cover xiii
About the Companion Website xv
Part 1 Understanding Change Vitality 3
What Is Change Vitality? 3
What Makes Up Change Vitality? 4
What Change Vitality Comprises--in More Detail 6
Why Does Change Vitality Matter? 6
Part 2 Field Guide--The Inner Capacities 9
Staying Present 10
Curious and Intentional Responding 14
Tuning Into the System 18
Acknowledging the Whole 23
A Word About Non-Mindful Practice 28
Part 3 Field Guide--The External Practices 29
Edge and Tension 34
Transforming Space 45
External Practices Self-Audit 51
Part 4 Field Guide--The Change Approaches 55
Directive and Self-Assembly Change 68
Assessing Your Approach to Change 71
Part 5 Field Guide--The Ordering Forces 77
Leading Change--Ordering Forces Insight 77
Belonging-- How Well Do You Attend to This? 81
Tale From the Field: Time and Belonging--Mergers and Acquisitions 82
A Word About Limiting Forces: What Happens When the Ordering Forces Are Neglected? 94
Still Moving--Epilogue 95
With Still Moving as companion on my journey, I feel strong, grateful and curious of what comes next.
Consultant and coach
Founder, Rösslyng GmbH
This is the go-to guide for leaders across organisations, no matter what sector, who are facing into dilemmas around how to lead change. Having worked through the Still Moving Field Guide, leaders will come away knowing far more about how their inner world impacts life in organisations. Be prepared to be shaken and stirred in unimaginable ways!
Founder, Coach Nudge
'By becoming self-aware, you gain ownership of reality; in becoming real, you become the master of both inner and outer life' - Deepak Chopra
The Still Moving Field Guide offers a whole new paradigm for change practitioners, and is particularly apposite in our increasingly volatile world. The approach connects us at the real level of emotion and feeling, providing what I like to call a 'human navigation system' for leaders, practitioners and organisations to plot their way through uncertainty and disruption. At times provocative and counter-intuitive, this Field Guide consistently and compassionately taps into our human side and applies that capacity to the change agenda in rich, deep and meaningful ways, making it the most sustainable and accessible approach to change I know.
Owner, Richard Bateman Consulting
The Still Moving Field Guide is fantastically rich and thought provoking for any person wanting to be successful at Change. When it feels like the tectonic plates are shifting around us, when nobody really has the answers but only questions, when complexity is overwhelming and it is all making us feel unsettled, then finding a way back to our human inner capacities is the thing that is going to anchor us and allow us to truly shift patterns and create forward movement. With ruthless compassion, true respect and without judgement, Still Moving takes you on a journey starting in the inner world where you work with your origins, triggers and emotional responses, through to how these manifest themselves in outer action that in turn will have an impact on the whole system around you. It's a roller coaster ride like no other, and I could not have chosen a better companion. Thank you Still Moving, for this incredible expedition!
Ragnhild Øye, Change Partner - Talent, Leadership and Capability, FTSE100 Leading Industrial Technology Company
Be prepared to be blown away by both the power and practicality of the Still Moving Field Guide. Since becoming a practitioner in 2018, I have had the opportunity to look, learn and apply the acute nature of the inner capacities and external practices in a variety of situations - all linked to high magnitude change, transformation and unprecedent, emergent conditions. To say that in each and every case, the impact of applying these skills in a considered and measured way has resulted in exceptional outcomes, is an understatement. In applying the Still Moving philosophy, one must step whole heartedly into practising the skills which I have found to be a continuous and ongoing 'lived' experience, still moving even!
Trudie Adcock, Enterprise Learning Director, Astra Zeneca