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Thoughts and Ideas about managing change and the issues of organizational and personal transformation as it relates to the theme of caterpillars changing into butterflies. There are a series of poems and quips and illustrations designed to add some color and brightness to the issues and opportunities. This is part one of three.

Caterpillars can fly, if they would just lighten up!

Thoughts and Ideas about managing change and the issues of organizational and personal transformation as it relates to the theme of caterpillars changing into butterflies. There are a series of poems and quips and illustrations designed to add some color and brightness to the issues and opportunities. This is part one of three.

Caterpillars can fly, if they would just lighten up!

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Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly - Ideas for Managing and Leading Change - Part One of Three

  1. 1. Thoughts on Change Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly PART ONE of three Some poems and quips about issues, possibilities, perceptions and choices. by Scott Simmerman, Ph.D. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company
  2. 2. The illustration, Square Wheels One, is our representation of how things really work. You can find a lot more about this in my article called Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly --you can download free from my website. It expands on this notion greatly (www.performancemanagementcompany.com/category_s/105.htm). For this caterpillar and butterfly framework on managing and leading change, we start with a joke and then bridge to the theme of change, resistance, perceptions and possibilities. You can find the joke and the context in the article. For operational purposes, you might view this as operating more like this: The main theme is that caterpillars can fly, eventually, but they need to lighten up!.
  3. 3. The cartoon, images, poems and other materials share some of our thinking about change.
  4. 4. There are real themes of inevitability, change and potential. But one must also beware of the birds, which love caterpillars as food to grow their own young! Competition is like that, you know…
  5. 5. I hope that you liked our Thoughts on Change and our series of poems, quips and other metaphors around the theme of Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly For the past 30 years, we have supported trainers and consultants with simple and effective toolkits for managing and leading change and for innovation and team building. For the FUN of It! Scott Simmerman, Ph.D. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company www.PerformanceManagementCompany.com

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