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Making Culture Change Stick

29th March 2013

On 10th May in London, our partner ANKLe (A New Kind of Leadership) is running a workshop entitled 'Making Culture Change Stick'. Participants will explore what they mean by culture change and will examine a range of new as well as tried and tested tools and techniques for managing and embedding culture change in organisations.

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Approaching the finishing line of the 30 Day Challenge

29th March 2013

The 30 Day Challenge draws to a close. I've been challenged, supported, and held accountable, and I've gained some insights. I'm learning about blogging - and about topics I'd never anticipated - and I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying the blogging process. I'm on the alert for topics to blog about - and now that I'm blogging twice a week, I feel 'in the groove'. My next step is to ensure that my blog is read and to build a readership.

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28th March 2013

My core message is ‘Connect’ – make relationships and nurture them. When people connect, they care enough to hear what’s going on for the other person without judging it, pre-empting, advising or interrupting: they just listen. Out of that apparently simple interaction new perspectives, insights and solutions can emerge.

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The other side of the development coin

23rd March 2013

A humorous short video on the perils implicit in development professionals 'knowing what's good for their clients'.

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The S-curve

22nd March 2013

The S curve, developed by Dr Peter Robertson, is a model of organisational development. To survive in the long-term, organisations need to jump from the stage of squeezing out efficiencies and closing down the old business model to starting again with designing a new future.

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United Nations launches International Happiness Day

21st March 2013

Higher GDP doesn't make people happy. Does being happy enable higher GDP? Does it enable more productivity, creativity and engagement in your organisation? And does being unhappy or stressed diminish your organisation's GDP?

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The crazy ones

17th March 2013

"The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

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Trust at work

16th March 2013

Leaders who trust their people, and who are trusted, tend to be rewarded with engagement, motivation, discretionary effort, creativity, retention, integrity and better decision-making. Look to the NHS for some examples of trust that's missing.

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Throwing light on the coaching journey

13th March 2013

“Visible reality is only a small crumb of what's really out there". 'Light Show' at the Hayward Gallery in London illuminates the coaching relationship as enabling the coaching client to see their challenges and their options with greater clarity.

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Obvious to you, amazing to others

11th March 2013

Obvious to You, Amazing to Others‘ is an engaging little 98-second cartoon about the value of not underestimating your creative talents: to you they’re normal and everyday, but to others they may be exceptional, exciting and inspiring. Thank you to the 30 Day Challenge, run by Screw Work Let’s Play, for alerting me to this. It’s an energetic programme, supporting and challenging participants to stop just thinking about or talking about what they love doing – and to start taking some action.

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