Strategies For Managing Change

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Jul 06, 2018

How to Leverage the Power of Curiosity

How to leverage the power of curiosity to build relationships and generate breakthrough opportunities.

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Jul 05, 2018

How to Prepare a Business Meeting like Rafael Nadal

Elite athletes have been using Mental Toughness, routines and focus and attention techniques for the last 30 years to increase their performance. We can apply this to meetings.

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Jul 04, 2018

How To Save Your Team From Meeting Misery

It’s common to hear people say that meetings are a “waste of time“, but this is an over-correction.Meetings aren’t inherently bad.

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Jul 03, 2018

Round Robin — A Dead Simple Management Skill That Works

How to level the field for competence and against hubris.

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Jul 02, 2018

Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet - Because Thinking Is Difficult

How to be aware of your own cognitive biases.

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Jul 01, 2018

It’s NOT About Being Good at What You Do…

"I used to think that if I just got really good at what I did, then I'd be a success. Turns out, that's way off base. Being good at the technical aspects of your job is important, sure...but if you're focused on that, then you're missing the point..."

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Jun 30, 2018

Mission and Vision Statements - A Source Of Cynicism Or Peak Performance?

So often the words stated in an organisation's mission and vision statements - and often plastered all over the organisation - are just meaningless platitudes that are the source of jokes and derision amongst the workforce...

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Jun 29, 2018

How Dangerous Is Common Sense In The Business Decision Making Process?

"Once we know the outcome of a situation, we rationalize the reasons why it occurred and convince ourselves that we've learned something from it that we can use in making future decisions. As a result, we give unwarranted credit to such things as experience, intuition, and even common sense."

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Jun 28, 2018

Problem Solving Strategies in Change Management

The capacity to solve problems is a necessary life skill and essential business skill. Problem solving in the workplace is critical to business survival and is the source of continuous improvement.

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Jun 27, 2018

Strategies for Managing Change and Achieving A Successful Implementation

As Machiavelli put it so succinctly in "The Prince": "...there is nothing more difficult to arrange, more doubtful of success... than initiating a new order of things." Key pointers:

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Jun 26, 2018

Dealing Effectively with The 7 Key Challenges of Major Change

A White Paper published by Rick Maurer. Highly recommended!

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Jun 25, 2018

Vowing Doesn’t Work, But Concrete Plans Do

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”

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Jun 24, 2018

If Then? versus Now What?

Too often plans are made that don’t seriously look at potential pitfalls.

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Jun 23, 2018

Managing Change In The Workplace

Managing change within "Business as Usual" - 4 key steps to incremental change

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Jun 22, 2018

Effective Workplace Communication

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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Jun 21, 2018

Barriers To Effective Communication

But do they feel what you are saying?

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Jun 20, 2018

8 Ways To Grow In Communication and Seriously Boost Your Career

Communication is critically important for advancing your career. Whether you are a public speaker or spend most of your workday interacting with a computer screen or a steering wheel, effective communication skills will serve you well.

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Jun 19, 2018

How To Achieve Peak Performance Motivation

Here are the necessary elements for achieving peak performance:

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Jun 18, 2018

How To Give Negative Feedback Constructively

The keys to constructive feedback are as follows:

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Jun 17, 2018

How To Create Inspired Meetings With Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology is a self-organising practice that releases the inherent creativity and leadership in people.

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Jun 16, 2018

Theory U - Leading From The Future As It Emerges

How to develop leadership capacities that would not otherwise be possible...

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Jun 15, 2018

Change Management - A Practitioners' Masterclass

"One key reason why implementation fails is that practicing executives, managers and supervisors do not have... a good understanding of the multiple factors that must be addressed, often simultaneously, to make implementation work."

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Jun 14, 2018

Seven Leadership Secrets You Should Already Know

If you want to be a great leader, here’s what you should know.

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Jun 14, 2018

Primal Leadership - Articulating a Message That Resonates With People's Emotional Reality

This is the emotional dimension of leadership. It is about the leader’s ability to frame and deliver a message that resonates with their followers’ emotional reality and sense of purpose, and it motivates them to take action in a specific direction.

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Jun 13, 2018

To Survive, Sometimes You Have to Let Go of Your Vision - and Ego

Entrepreneurship means exploring unknown paths, and sometimes that leads an entrepreneur somewhere different from where they started. The result can challenge not just their business philosophies but also their very sense of identity. A company’s future may end up riding on what happens next...

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