Teams often require honesty and openness when making agreements about how to work together, but is this what they really mean?
If you are looking around for role models and can’t find any, then you could fall into a nasty career-limiting trap. Here’s how to look at compiling a jigsaw of role models made up of component parts.
Many people let their need for acceptance run the interview process. The mindset of ‘I have to be whatever it is they are looking for’ hands the power over to the interviewer and allows their own needs to become subordinate.
Recently, I’ve been observing what causes teams and groups of people to change. Having facilitated, coached, led and participated in many teams, I have noticed one essential condition that creates change in organisations. Change starts when groups of people come together to first define, explore and discuss the problem, NOT when they are simply presented Read more »
Confidence is something people think everyone else has, but they don’t. The truth is that everybody lacks it from time to time. Nobody has confidence all of the time. This article provides tips on how to summon up confidence when you most need it.
There is nothing unusual about change. People seek improvement and change all the time. But often what we don’t like is change imposed by others. When this happens we feel a lack of control. Change management implies the design and implementation of changes where the locus of control lies outside of the people expected to change.
In a long line of leadership fads, ‘being authentic’ has been in fashion for a while. Along with many others, I love the concept and spend a lot of time working with clients towards this goal. However, I’m becoming uncomfortable with the term ‘authenticity’.
Last month, I participated in a board session for a small manufacturing organisation*. I had been doing some work for the company for some time and the board had asked to be more involved as the thinking was developing.
By Billy Joel, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan and others… When it comes to tips for leading change, song-writers have been sharing them for years. Here are my top lessons on change drawn from the lyrics of some great songs. And if they inspire you, then they are all available from iTunes. It’s not about pleasing Read more »
Always. I am about to become a non-executive director for an organization that provides support to bereaved children. In the words of the people who use the service, ‘it changes peoples lives’. At a recent event we had the privilege of hearing stories from several ‘graduates’ of the service. Now grown ups these people had Read more »