Category Archives: Leadership development

Why does organisational change create so much resistance?

As anyone who works for an organisation will have experienced (and, for some, this will be a constant), organisational change is not easy. Regardless how well intentioned the change is, some employees will still try to avoid, resist, or event sabotage organisational … Continue reading

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12 ways to make meetings more productive and so claim back time

    “One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all.” Brian Tracy Do you call meetings, attend meetings or avoid meetings? Meetings are a really useful … Continue reading

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If reading this is a displacement activity, read on

Procrastination is the thief of time – Edward Young Does procrastination make people happy? Does it improve performance? The short answer from the accumulated research literature is “no” on both accounts. You may remember a previous blog where I mentioned a client that was making procrastination … Continue reading

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How do you convince someone else to do it?

How do you talk to yourself when you are succeeding? – think of a time when you have achieved success – did you, for instance, need to do it? Want to do it? Have to do it? The way we … Continue reading

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Are your staff feeling threatened?

Threat and reward are primary motivators; we avoid threats and we approach rewards. This becomes fundamental to understanding what is driving behaviour in the workplace. Engagement is something that the employee has to offer – it is not part of … Continue reading

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“It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transition.

Change is situational; the new site, the new boss, the new team roles, the new policty. Transition is the pyschlogical process people go through to come to terms with the new situation. Change, is external, transition is internal.” (Bridges, 1991) … Continue reading

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Just act ‘as if’?

Whether you think that you can or you can’t, you’re usually right – Henry Ford Do you ever have a day when you’re not looking forward to meeting someone, or you don’t think you’re going to achieve something? The ‘as if’ … Continue reading

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