Strategies For Managing Change

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How To Manage Change

Executive summary - putting it all together:

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Quiet Leadership Is Still Leadership

Quiet” forms of leadership matter more than you might imagine. Here’s what that looks like and why it’s so important.

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The 4 Personality Traits Of Engaging Leaders

Extensive psychological research shows that engagement is the key driver of individual performance–in other words, the degree to which employees think, feel, and act in ways that show their commitment to the organization.

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'Feminine' Leadership: Why More Men Should Practice Empathy In The Workplace

We need men to treat their team members in such a way as to bring out their strengths. Encourage them. Nurture them. That's where "feminine" leadership skills come in...

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10 Important Skills All Good Leaders Share

Want to be a good leader? Trust in these 10 traits, from supporting success to teaching others to lead. You get more out of your team and leadership skills when you balance hard and soft skills and direction with connection.

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How To Train Your Mind To Dramatically Improve Your Leadership

One of our key findings was that leadership starts with yourself. More specifically, it starts in your mind.

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Managing Personal Change

Managing personal change is inherently tricky. We usually make the flawed assumption that it is skills based, in other words that we can read about it, go to seminars, watch videos and be taught to change...

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Simple Habits That Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

Before you lead others, you need to lead yourself. Here's how to do it best.

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One Prick At A Time

Ways to get people to do things they don’t want to do.

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How Mark Zuckerberg Can Sharpen Up His Leadership

While there is some basis for believing that the world is becoming less tolerant of baby-faced tech gods acting like they have all the answers. What is more important is that Zuckerberg and others look in danger of falling into the same sort of traps that have been the undoing of more traditional business leaders.

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The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

Leaders who master emotions can rob us of our capacities to reason. New evidence suggests that when people have self-serving motives, emotional intelligence becomes a weapon for manipulating others.

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Four Big Ideas To Change Your Life, And The World

Regardless of who you negotiate with, there is value hidden in the transaction that is rarely, if ever, identified. Good opportunities are lost.

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Three Key Skills To Develop Courageous Leadership

How willing are you to communicate an unpopular message at work if it is the right thing to do for the health of the business?

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How to be a World-Class Negotiator

Christopher Voss, former international FBI hostage negotiator for 24 years, outlines the 8 key principles of being a good negotiator in any field, whether in business or in your own personal life.

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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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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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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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Round Robin — A Dead Simple Management Skill That Works

How to level the field for competence and against hubris.

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Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet - Because Thinking Is Difficult

How to be aware of your own cognitive biases.

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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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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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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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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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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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Dealing Effectively with The 7 Key Challenges of Major Change

A White Paper published by Rick Maurer. Highly recommended!

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Vowing Doesn’t Work, But Concrete Plans Do

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

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If Then? versus Now What?

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

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Managing Change In The Workplace

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

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Effective Workplace Communication

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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Barriers To Effective Communication

But do they feel what you are saying?

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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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How To Achieve Peak Performance Motivation

Here are the necessary elements for achieving peak performance:

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How To Give Negative Feedback Constructively

The keys to constructive feedback are as follows:

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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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Theory U - Leading From The Future As It Emerges

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

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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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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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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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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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How To Spot And Resistance Quickly

Please watch the video that will show you how to spot resistance quickly and then complete the Resistance and Support Assessment, shown here:

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Commencement Speech and Level 3 Resistance

Too often people who are promoting something new at work, ignore the potential impact of Level 3 support or resistance (trust and confidence – or lack of trust and confidence).

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Dealing With Resistance to Change - The Best Change Management Approach

Sources, causes and solutions to resistance to change.

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The 6 Personalities Of Change Rejection

While the excuses themselves will vary by company and industry, I have identified six common change rejection “personalities.”

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More Women in Leadership Roles -- Why and How It Should Happen

The call for gender diversity is about being inclusive and profitable. Following these strategies could lead to success on both fronts.

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How Humility Keeps Your Ego From Hijacking Your Leadership

Ego is one of the biggest problems that humanity faces. Being egoless is not possible; however, you can keep yours in check to create business success. Here's how:

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Must Do, Should Do, Or Could Do: A Leadership Lesson

Are you busy or productive?

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Barriers To Effective Communication

Have you made the connection between the human impact and your bottom line?

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The Leadership Benefits of Performance and Storytelling

Dramatic strategy moves audiences, empowers them to play a role and realigns them with a higher purpose.

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Why Self-Control Really Matters For Leaders

Consideration of leadership qualities tends to look at behavior and results rather than character or fundamental psychological capacities...

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