Conversation starters for any leader Aug 06, 2021
This week we're examining communication hacks that take your conversations and connections to another level.
 
You might not realize it, but we all give off signals and hints of what we're interested in, what we like, or where our thoughts are at. With the right cues, you can get...
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Three ways you can help your team be more open to talk about change Jul 30, 2021
Change can feel like a taboo subject and one that many leaders dance around in conversation. Whatever the motivation for avoiding the issue, it avoids being honest and open about change and doesn't allow team members to get fully involved.
 
Here are three ways you can help your team...
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Conversation signals that show you're interested Jul 23, 2021

We all know that often it's not WHAT you say but HOW you say it that makes all the difference. How many of us need reminding of the communication science to make sure we're getting across our message and signalling that we're interested in other people's views?

 
Whether it's Facebook or...
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Bonfire of the bureaucracy? Jul 16, 2021

Minimum Viable bureaucracy.

 
This term came through earlier this week concerning agile and the deployment of innovation at scale.
 
I confess that I was caught up in the vocabulary and couldn't register how bureaucracy would fit into the cycle of innovation. I pondered for...
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Managing different personalities through change Jul 09, 2021

Every office has a melting pot of personalities - the restless, the avoider, the victim. How you

manage change as one of those personalities and how you support a team with one (or many) of those personalities needs to be carefully thought through.
 
There are a number of types of...
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How do we avoid change becoming an anxiety-inducing monster that destroys team cooperation? Jul 02, 2021

Anxiety or Excitement.

 
Fear or Delight.
 
To feel these emotions is to be human. For any leader, the ability to observe, negotiate, even influence emotions is a powerful trait. How, then, do you work with teams at times of insecurity and transition? When speculation might be...
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It’s time for new school change management Jun 24, 2021

The world is shifting.

 
The workplace is shifting as people value flexibility and expression. Coming in for a paycheck doesn’t cut it anymore. The natural consequence of economic instability is that long-term service and loyalty aren’t as valuable for employers or employees...
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Car crash management – three guaranteed ways to screw up change Jun 17, 2021

You cannot manage change with certainty. Outcomes can be divergent and unpredictable. Things rarely run as you intended, and you can never really predict what the result will be when you start.

 
I love playing a game with my executive clients. We work through the perfect way to screw...
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