Leading for Change – How to thrive during uncertain times

Do you want to create change – and motivate others to make it happen? As a leader in a constantly evolving business environment, with many immediate priorities, it’s hard to know the best way to define and implement change, and bring everyone along with you. This book spells out the eight success factors that will enable you, as a leader of [...]

By |2020-10-06T11:33:47+00:00October 6th, 2020|Case Study|0 Comments

2020 Vision – The Power of Hindsight

Welcome to the summer of 2021. It has been quite a few months. Who would have thought a year ago that it would take so long to evolve into the new normal that we longed for in the spring of 2020? Since a vaccine for Covid-19 was developed, a worldwide programme to immunise everyone has gathered pace.  We are tracking and managing [...]

By |2020-07-15T10:29:05+00:00July 15th, 2020|Coaching Leaders|0 Comments

‘Old Habits Die Hard’….Or Do They?

It now seems a lifetime ago, but it’s less than 5 months since Larraine Solomon and I held our first World Cafe Event with the Change Management Institute. On a cold January evening, the ‘paradoxes of change’ were discussed and debated in an insightful and high-energy conversation. We considered why people choose to change in their personal lives but often resist [...]

By |2020-06-16T11:06:58+00:00June 16th, 2020|Case Study|0 Comments

When times are uncertain – focus on your strengths!

Our world is rapidly changing and often we are swept along by many different priorities and demands coming from all angles.  Sometimes we are immobilized because we are overwhelmed by many waves of change. Sometimes we are reluctant to change because we recognise that upcoming changes might mean that whatever we do today might not be relevant in tomorrow’s world.  [...]

By |2020-04-02T15:16:28+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Case Study|0 Comments

How do great leaders prepare for change?

As a leader we want our plans to be implemented, but sometimes it just doesn't happen in the way we would like. Why is that? Could one of the reasons be our role as a sponsor of the change?  Sometimes it's hard to resolve the paradoxes of change that we encounter as leaders in driving for success. For example, as [...]

By |2020-02-24T10:42:32+00:00February 24th, 2020|Coaching Leaders|0 Comments

Don’t panic – the end of the year is nigh!

As many organisations enter the final quarter of the year there is increased activity as the end of the year gets closer.  The goals that were set at the beginning of the year with Quarter 4 completion dates are now becoming very real.  The tendency is to rush to complete these activities as annual performance is reviewed.  This additional layer [...]

By |2019-10-22T14:29:33+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

Breaking bad news – how can leaders be more effective?

A question of perspective It’s something we’ve all been involved with, either as a leader who has to talk to their team or department, or as a recipient hearing news that will impact us.  In any change scenario there can be a mixture of positive and negative consequences depending on individuals’ situations.  What you think is good news may be [...]

By |2019-08-15T07:49:20+00:00August 15th, 2019|Coaching Leaders|0 Comments

Be strategic??

What does it really mean to be strategic?  Early in my career I heard that “In order to succeed you have to be strategic”.  Think strategically and that's how you will advance. And then I had a performance appraisal. “Doing really well in all areas – projects are great, you deliver on everything that's expected.” But, (you know that “but” in performance [...]

Keep quiet and watch your team take off!

As a parent I have learnt that children grow up to be independent and creative when there is an environment that enables them to explore and find their own way.  Telling them what to do becomes less effective as they grow up and they develop a mind of their own!  This analogy can be extended to organizations as the old [...]

When it’s time to stop and reflect

After the recent post on think not do, the work of a leader.  I was challenged to describe the internal and external business factors that will prompt a leader to take some time out to reflect with their team.  My quick answer was that it’s always a good time (!), but on reflection (!!), there are some key triggers when [...]

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