Tag Archives: Change

How to avoid the Titanic effect here in 2017!

I believe that leaders at all levels need to ensure positive relationships within the workplace! When they work well, such relationships enable much more productive and useful work, more fulfilling workplaces, and better outcomes for both staff and clients. When … Continue reading

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When a leader is transformational …

Tomorrow I fly home from Bangkok after five glorious weeks absorbing the warmth, the beauty, and the culture of Thailand, as you can  see from the photograph. I was mixing a cocktail for the lady to my left, out of … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #19

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife, and soul-mate retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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Ten ways to crush creativity!

One of the key leadership traits is the ability to unleash creativity – in yourself and your team. However, many leaders stifle and suppress creativity, the very thing they would most appreciate. In this post, I set out ten typical … Continue reading

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Curious about managing change better?

With apologies for this delayed post, the last in a series of posts about becoming a better leader using your curiosity. Curiosity as a leader helps you to integrate change faster and more successfully. You, your team, your organisation, and … Continue reading

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Six ways to manage change ineffectively

Much literature and many theories and models of change exist, and all comment in one way or another on how to be an effective change leader or manager. They have emerged over the years because change has a permanent presence … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #6

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soul-mate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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We don’t think enough! Would you agree?

Yesterday I was in the beautiful city of Dublin where the sun was shining and the day was cold. I flew there and back in a day to catch up with my long-time friend, D. Scott Smith from Oregon, who … Continue reading

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It’s the #1 cause of failure in organisations

Managing and leading badly. Why? We are ‘accidental managers.’ Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Management Institute [CMI], coined this term to describe generalised ineffectiveness. Her view is we learn by general modelling of others, often not the … Continue reading

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How empowering is your organisation?

What does the word ‘traditional’ conjure up in your mind? Perhaps it channels your thinking to descriptive words – historic, old-fashioned, conventional, regular, standard, normal, or even established. Maybe those words portray solidity, trust and reliability. It may even suggest … Continue reading

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