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Making Change Permanent

This another of our occasional guest blogs.  This one is penned by my brother Quentin, a 7th dan black belt in Aikido.  He is addressing one of the key questions in Change. Most of us have been on a course at one time or another and learnt some really important things, only to find that […][...] read more » Making Change Permanent

Turn managers into coaches: a champion strategy for driving organisational performance

This is a guest blog by Sean Conrad What is coaching and why is it so important? Oh, and just to clarify, I’m not talking about sports team coaches. I’m referring to coaching in the workplace—the ability for a manager to bring out the best in his or her employee for the good of the […][...] read more » Turn managers into coaches: a champion strategy for driving organisational performance

The Importance of Describing Behaviour

Today we have another guest blog, which I really like.  Jo Berry reminds of the power and importance of our language in avoiding conflict and resolving issues  I have been working in the world of conflict transformation and communication and have been understanding how I can challenge behaviour so that I have most chance of […][...] read more » The Importance of Describing Behaviour

Canine blogging

A friend’s son was saying yesterday, that on walking their dog, she had insisted on stopping every 30 yds to investigate every lamp post and leave frequent little doggie messages. This put me in mind of yesterday’s blog about Neanderthals where I was suggesting their cave painting was the equivalent of blogging. It seems to […][...] read more » Canine blogging

Were Neanderthals the first bloggers?

I was reading a story today about the fact that they have just proved that these cave paintings are over 41,000 years old, which is 15,000 years older than previously thought.  This means that they could have been done by either homo sapiens or Neanderthals.  Apparently, cave painting didn’t start till early man made it […][...] read more » Were Neanderthals the first bloggers?

WHAT will it take to Change?

Today, the second guest Blog from Maurice de Castro, leadership expert and speaker, telling the rest of his personal story: In yesterday’s blog I referred to a time when I faced the challenge of playing my part in helping to turn a business around that was on a slippery slope to nowhere. I used the […][...] read more » WHAT will it take to Change?

Yes BUT, No BUT, Yes BUT …

Today, a guest blog from Maurice de Castro, leadership expert and speaker, talking about his personal experience in leadership: From a leadership perspective one of the most crippling environments you can ever find yourself in is the Yes BUT culture. Those two small yet devastatingly powerful words only serve to maintain the status quo and […][...] read more » Yes BUT, No BUT, Yes BUT …

IBM’s Making Change Work Study Gives Stark Warning

This is a guest blog, authored by Leslie Allan which I thought very interesting:- Managing change in today’s organizations is not getting any easier. However, doing it well is the new imperative. How are organizations faring with moving their people and systems in new directions? IBM Global Business Services researched change management practices across the […][...] read more » IBM’s Making Change Work Study Gives Stark Warning

Available on Amazon Kindle

For those of you who like me who have fallen for this really great eReader , the Change & Stuff blog is now available on this platform for download and with 5 Star reviews too! Download for Amazon Kindle, HERE, of course, you can read Kindle material on not only the Kindle itself but also […][...] read more » Available on Amazon Kindle

Treating the Complexity Complex

This is the second guest blog in a series from Holly Green in our occasional series featuring guest bloggers with interesting things to say:-   In my last blog, I suggested that many business leaders are struggling to deal with the increasing complexity of today’s business world. Here are some strategies you can employ to cope […][...] read more » Treating the Complexity Complex