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 […]
(“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 […]
Threat, Hope or Law?
Changing successful organisations can be tough.
In our experience, there are only three reasons why organisations initiate change:
A threat means they may no longer be able to operate in the way they are now. Maybe a competitor is stealing their market share or an alternative product or service is better than theirs.
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 […]
Innovation in mature organisations
A recent blog by change expert John Kotter highlights an inevitability that many managers and leaders face… how to drive innovation in mature organisations.
Every organisation, no matter how brilliant its products or services, starts, grows, becomes mature and eventually declines and dies… every single one. The elixir of life evades organisations as much […]
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, […]
Is it true that management development doesn’t have to be boring? “Sheep-dip” training, mandatory “top-ups”, corporate refreshers, executive development programmes, regulatory compliance workshops… we’ve probably all experienced a variant of at least one of these at some point. It’s great that organisations are investing in training and developing their managers and leaders, but does […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]