Category Archives for Leading Change

Book Review: Project Leadership by Sarah Coleman and Donnie MacNicol

In this blog I’m doing a brief review of Project Leadership. It’s fair to say that there are plenty of books around on Project Management. In fact a quick search on Amazon UK highlighted over 40,000 on this topic while the term Project Leadership had just over 6,000. In some ways this is surprising. While […]

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Leading Change In Organisations

Whatever the sector you work in, chances are you are having to deal with change on a fairly regular basis. At the same time the statistics around success when it comes to making change are not encouraging.  It’s claimed as many as 70% of changes fail to deliver the intended benefits. In this video I […]

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The 3 Biggest Barriers To Making Change Happen

Change is now part and parcel of the role of any leader or manager these days. External pressures mean that standing still is no longer an option for organisations who want to thrive and prosper. Yet the level of success in making change varies considerably. It is not uncommon to hear of as high as […]

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Making Change Happen As A Leader in Finance

Anyone who has ever been in a leadership role will tell you that change is one of the most difficult things to achieve.  In some respects it should be easy.  Yet more often than not it is a real struggle.   The thing is people have to deal with change all of the time.  Most […]

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Getting The Support Of Others

Ever hear yourself saying something like I don’t understand why I am not getting anywhere.  People seem to be resistant and determined to stop me in my tracks.   If we are honest we all probably say something like this more often than we like to admit.   At the same time, your ability to […]

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Transforming Low Performing Teams

You have just taken on your first or a new leadership role and you discover you are inheriting what is seen as a low performing team. How can you go about transforming the low performing team? Start with an honest assessment A core element in any form of transformation in relation to performance is to […]

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The Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make When Trying To Make Change

Organisations that want to thrive and survive in the long term need to continue to change and adapt.  The trouble is change and the levels of success in making change are actually pretty low.  Research often suggests that as many of 7 out of 10 changes fail to deliver the desired results. So what are […]

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How To Support Your Team In Times Of Change

Change is happening all the time in organisations.  Most of the time people just go with the flow.  From time to time there will be more significant changes such as: A significant change to working practices Tackling a financial crisis within the organisation that might necessitate redundancy Integrating newly acquired into your organisation and ways […]

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Big Eyes Big Ears Small Mouth

Listening to a recent webcast I heard a CEO of a major organisation using the term Big Eyes, Big Ears and Small Mouth in the context of embarking on change as a leader. The term really resonated with me because obviously as a leader one of your biggest challenges is to get the buy-in and […]

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Change: The People Factor

Change is just part and parcel of business these days. No organisation, no matter in what industry or sector it operates, can rest on its laurels and take its foot off the gas.

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