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 […]
Making your resolutions stick
It’s that time of year when many of us are looking to make commitments to do things differently in our personal lives. However, I also want to reflect on workplace resolutions too. Success in making changes to your leadership style or to the way your team operates is based on the […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]