Category Archives for Leading Change

Leading Change – Making It Achievable

Achieving significant change is probably one of the biggest challenges facing leaders. By nature, we all to a greater or lesser extent resist change at some point.

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Reasons Why Change Initiatives Don’t Deliver

With the massive gap in public finances, the public sector is facing up to the period of expenditure reductions. This will without doubt require many changes to be made if the economy is to get into a solid footing again. So what lessons should leaders in the public sector bear in mind when it comes […]

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The 5 Must Have Ingredients for Successful Change

1. Commitment If anything is going to change, there must be commitment at all levels. The top team need to be clear on the need for the change, buy into it and be committed to helping others achieve it. 2. Communication When employees are not clear what is happening, they start to speculate, make their […]

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7 Tips for Improving Communication in a Period of Change

Change is a major challenge for most organisations.  Research suggests that 70% of change projects are not sustained.  In a period of change, communication is key.  If we are honest, most of us are uncomfortable with uncertainty.  In times of change, people become frightened, resistant, go into denial and may even be angry.  There is […]

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Leadership Success: 7 Realities of Making Change

The need for change, transformation, new ways of working and innovation to name just a few is never off the agenda.  Yet the realities between the desire and the delivery of change are somewhat different.  So what realities do you need to face up to when making change?   Reality 1: Most folks don’t like […]

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6 Reasons Why Change Programs Fail

Change is happening all the time in the business world.  From time to time, all organisations will find themselves in a situation where it has to implement a more structured and more radical change program.  This might be due to factors such as: • Competition • Loss of stakeholder confidence • An adverse event impacting on business reputation […]

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Leadership: Managing Expectations

Imagine you have just been brought into an organisation with the specific goal of making a step change in the performance of the organisation or a specific team, function or project.   Chances are that people around the organisation will be thinking that you are superman or superwoman and that you have some magic wand that […]

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Change – An Opportunity or Threat?

e all know that change is happening all of the time.  Yet when it is a change that is related to our career or business, it takes on a whole new perspective.  We might see it as an opportunity, we might see it as a threat and we might even see it as a combination […]

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Embracing Change

Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking that change is difficult or requires some special skills which you might not have.  In reality, we are dealing with change every day.  The weather, how we are feeling, new food in a different restaurant, visiting new places are just a few examples.  The next time you […]

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Taking Responsibility

Over the last few months, I have been noticing more a more people who want things to happen in their business, career and life and at the same time seem reluctant to take responsibility for making it happen. People often look for circumstances to justify why things are not happening.  It might be: “There are […]

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