Dealing with an uncertain world

5th February 2017|

Volatility ahead
Cliches aside, the only thing you can be certain about in 2017 (or indeed anytime in the foreseeable future) is uncertainty.  You only have to look at where we are now compared to where we were this time last year to see how predicting anything is dangerous.  (Don’t worry, I’m not going to […]

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Presentations in times of change

16th August 2016|

(“Presentations in times of change” is a Guest blog by Simon Raybould of Presentation Genius – http://presentationgenius.info)

If you’re leading people through change, the chances are you’ll get some resistance from at least some of them. (If you don’t, you’re in luck – but make sure everyone isn’t just going along with it as a result […]

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Your 31 least productive hours each month

31st May 2016|

We spend 62 hours per month in meetings
According to recent research by Atlassian, we spend on average 62 hours in meetings per month and consider half of these as wasted time. This means that your 31 least productive hours each month are most likely spent in meetings.

So we’ve all probably tried to do something about […]

DISC Behavioural Framework

10th January 2016|

DISC behavioural framework: Transcript of Video
This week I’m going to be talking you through the DISC behavioural framework. This is a model for describing behaviour whether it’s management behaviour, employee behaviour or whatever context you’re using it in. It’s a simple framework, similar to Myers Briggs and MBTI which most people are familiar with, […]

Embracing change

22nd November 2015|

Embracing Change – Transcript of Video
Helping employees with embracing change with the “Leave/Bring” Model
Craig Smith introduces the first video blog from Flint Spark Consulting relating to embracing change with the Leave/Bring model.

One of the questions I get asked a lot by my clients is ‘how do I get my team to embrace change, accept that a […]

Five decision-making strategies you should know

24th October 2015|

Making the “right” type of decision
One of the dilemmas leaders have to come to terms with is choosing the right decision-making strategy. Getting it wrong can be expensive in many ways. For example, precious time is wasted trying to consult when a quick decision is needed. Conversely, hasty, unilateral decision-making when large scale buy-in […]

Insourcing your change

11th September 2015|

As the saying goes, “Give a ‘man’ a fish, and you feed ‘him’ for a day; show ‘him’ how to catch fish, and you feed ‘him’ for a lifetime”.   But how does this play out when it comes to leading change in your organisation?

A recent article in Fast Company Magazine concluded that outsourcing “change” […]