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The Human Side – January 17, 2018

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On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 on The Human Side, our special guest was Tom Bay, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce's recent Entrepreneur of the Year.  Tom is the CEO/President of Anita's Angels which is starting its 15th year of service,  Anita's Angels provides hourly as well as 24-hour. in-home health care for the elderly throughout 7 counties in New Jersey.  To hear Tom's story go to the following link: http://www.hunterdonchamberradio.com/Radio_Shows/Human_Side/Human_Side-2018-01-17_09.mp3

Today (Dec. 6, 2017) on The Human Side

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Our guest today on the Human Side is Ronald Allen, who is both the founder of his own consulting company, Managing Change, as well as the producer and host of his own internet radio program on InternetBlogTalkRadio devoted to the same topic. Originally from Britian, Ron will share the story of how he ended up coming here to the US. He is certified in IT Project Management by the New Jersey Institute of Technology as well as holding a number of other certificates from the Training Associates and the Radio Advertising Bureau. The combination of his background in Project Management and Change Management and his experience in these two disciplines gives him a unique perspective on a variety of business issues facing companies today. Please listen to our program today, Weds., Dec. 6, which airs on Hunterdon Chamber Internet Radio from 4 to 5 pm at: https://tunein.com/radio/Hunterdon-Chamber-Radio-s152438/ If you’re unable to join us at 4 pm, you can listen to the podcast of today’s show at your own convenience by going to the following link and look for today’s date under The Human Side in the archives tab. http://www.hunterdonchamberradio.com/Radio_Shows/Human_Side/

Change Is Not A Dirty Word – Part 2 of 3

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In Part 1, I explored why the word “change” has more of a negative than a positive emotional connotation for most people, and the emotional nature of resistance to change. I finished with the question of how we could alter that connotation and at the same time make our change efforts more successful. Family Therapy & Organizational Change Few organizations undertake an effort to change themselves in a significant way unless there is something seriously wrong. The reality is that human systems are able to change most significantly when they are in crisis. Somewhere there has to be some very real pain before the system as a whole decides “We can’t continue to go on this way.” When families first start therapy, invariably there is a presenting problem that drives them to seek help. In many cases, family members point at one member and say, “Fix him (or her).” Of course the therapist knows that whatever is going on with that particular family member, while very real, is only a symptom of larger family system dynamics. (read more)

Change Is Not A Dirty Word – Part 1 of 3

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"Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes —it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm." Peter Drucker, Management Challenges for the 21st Century - 1999       Part of my mission in life is to alter the emotional connotation of the word, “change.” By emotional connotation, I’m referring to how we feel, positively, negatively, or neutral when we hear a particular word.  (read more)