Here's all of our writing to date.
Search by category or by month.


“Just” Noticing — Spark Change With This Simple Practice

Of course, without first noticing, change is very difficult, if not impossible. Noticing is a prerequisite to growth and learning.

Ronni Hendel-Giller
120,000 Intentional Acts: Correcting a Culture of Disrespect

If you were to engage in one intentional act every work day for a whole year, you would have repeated that one thing 250 times.

Lesley Diaz
The Magic of Habit Change: What Makes a Commitment Stick?

So, what makes a good behavior change commitment? Make it measurable and specific—and make it small and important to you personally.

Anna Brooks
Embedding Strategic Change — Small Shifts For A More Successful Year

Front line workers know what KPIs they’re being evaluated on, but typically lack understanding about how they are linked to the overarching strategic goals.

Sara Saddington
Harnessing Habits — Why Your Change Projects Are Failing

For organizations that are seeking changed behavior, tapping into the power of habits is an effective strategy for ensuring that change sticks.

Sara Saddington
Change Isn’t Cheap—Why I Stopped Doing “Free Lunch” Coaching

If you’re serious about making a change, for your organization, your team, or yourself, make an investment of your time and your energy to make it happen.

Shawn Shepheard
Learning Return on Expectations and Lasting Behavior Change

A key first step in any successful learning or behavior change initiative is to identify the return on expectations—begin with the end in mind.

Nancy Priest
Taming the Distraction Habit

If we allow the stimuli we’re exposed to every day whisk us into a state of distraction—we may be putting our health, productivity, and humanity at risk.

Ronni Hendel-Giller
The Science of Behavior Change

For organizations to achieve meaningful change in a sustainable way, they need to create the conditions for behavior change at an individual level.

Sara Saddington
Behavior Change That Sticks

Clarity is what we want for our organizations, and is the critical first step in behavior change. Resistance to change is often the result of unclear goals.

Shawn Shepheard
Getting Lucky At Work and Beyond

“Luck” happens because the person has used a systematic approach to ensure progress toward their dreams and goals. It’s not as simple as just getting lucky.

Catherine Harrison
Infographic: Increase Agility By Creating A Learning Culture

Working to create a robust learning culture will help develop the skills required to increase agility and navigate a world of constant change.

Sara Saddington
Ungoaling: Developing Habits Is The Way to Really Get Work Done

I decided to end my focus on goals, something I’ve called ungoaling. This means developing habits for activities that will contribute to my overall success.

Alyssa Burkus
Take Immediate Action, Or Get Left Behind

Nothing moves people into immediate action quite like necessity. When the danger of NOT doing anything is strong, people are willing to try anything.

Shawn Shepheard
Cultivating Attention and Focus in a World of Rapid Change

It’s important that we protect the most valuable asset that we have: our attention and focus. Here are the three areas that I am working on at the moment.

Peter Nakamura
Organizational Agility: Thriving in a State of Constant Change

Organizational agility provides a competitive advantage. As organizations adopt initiatives to keep pace with change, success will hinge on agile teams.

Sara Saddington
Inspiration is Fine, But Action is Better

Committing to the one action leads to change, and often triggers or sets in motion other changes that have impact on the team as well.

Shawn Shepheard
Don’t Be A January Person—Sticky Behavior Change for 2017

There’s nothing wrong with being optimistic or making big plans. But to truly change, you also need a healthy dose of realism: if you think it can happen overnight, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

Shawn Shepheard
Breakthrough Thinking With Best-selling Author Dave Gray

We are excited to announce a collaboration with Dave Gray, and have launched a new module on our Conversations platform inspired by Liminal Thinking.

Alyssa Burkus
Better Conversations To Replace Performance Reviews

At Actionable, we know that when it comes to fostering employee engagement and cultivating behavior change, regular conversations beat once a year performance reviews hands down.

Sara Saddington
Create Change by Disrupting Your Habits

Remember that your current behaviors are getting you the results you’re seeing—to see a change you will have to make a change.

Shawn Shepheard
Flip the Script: Choose Positive Language to Create Change

Focusing on the language I use—with myself, with my children, and with my clients—has helped me create positive results.

Sandy Colombo
What to Read to Hack Your Brain And Create Tangible Change

Whether you are managing a team, searching for strategies to improve, or seeking more creativity in your day to day life, you can harness the science of behavior change to see positive results.

Sara Saddington
Pivot Webinar Replay

We were delighted to host Jenny Blake for an Actionable webinar to discuss her book Pivot. Alyssa Burkus sat down with Jenny for a live chat with members of the Actionable community.

Sara Saddington
Recent Highlights from The 21st Century Workplace podcast

Over the last two years, we’ve had amazing guests join our 21st Century Workplace podcast. Check out some of the great authors who have joined us recently this year.

Andy Budgell