Leading Bold Change ™
We often get enquiries about “Leading Bold Change ™”… a workshop we delivered for five years under license to Kotter International. We became well known for delivering this programme which is based on the work of John Kotter and in particular his book, “Our Iceberg is Melting”, which Kotter co-authored with Holger […]
Leading Bold Change ™
Leadership is all about effective communication. It is not uncommon for leaders to scratch their heads when it comes to getting their people on board and engaged in the process of implementing a new vision, strategy and set of values. In our recent blog “Helping employees to see the bigger picture” we talked […]
Why do they resist change so much?
The most common question that arises during my change workshops with clients is “Why do they resist so much?” We’ve heard the old cliché that “people don’t resist change, they resist being changed” but there is a serious lack of effective advice in this area.
Involvement, solid communications and […]
Your intelligence drops as you move up the hierarchy
Getting promoted to a senior management role apparently lowers your intelligence… your emotional intelligence (EQ) that is.
A recent study by TalentSmart in the US has shown that the level of self-awareness, empathy and social awareness (measures of EQ) of executives falls the higher they get up the organisational […]
Performance review time
We are approaching the time of year where many organisations are either setting performance objectives for the coming year or reviewing them for the one just gone. It raises the question as to how effective many of our performance management systems are?
I recently read an article in Personnel Today titled “Are performance management systems […]
Throughout my career as a manager, trainer and a consultant, the tools and models I have found most useful are those that:
Are easy to remember and apply
Make sense intellectually and intuitively
Can be used in a wide range of contexts
Are underpinned by an understanding of human behaviour and motivation
Models such as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs […]
When facing change within an organisation, it’s not unusual for employees to feel disorientated and out-of-sorts. Often it can feel like their entire world is crumbling around them and that their sense of identity is being compromised. What looks like a relative minor change to managers and leaders is often amplified the further down […]
I read an interesting article in the news this morning in the UK about research carried out in education. One I thought I would share with you as it has relevance to most workplaces too.
The research found that excessive praise for struggling children by teachers may be counter-productive to learning. It said, “too much […]
In our recent blog, “5 ways to spark life back into your organisation”, we outlined 5 tactics to breath life into a mature organisation and these were:
Get clear on what matters most
Show them the lid of the box
Deal with the “Tough Stuff”
Change behaviours not just processes
Over the coming weeks, we will be running a […]
Have you seen a change programme within your organisation fail… and then be asked to resurrect it? Re-introducing failed projects back into the organisation is never easy.
The challenge is that often these initiatives have been sold in at a high level within the organisation with a business case that sounds entirely logical and sensible. […]