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Leading Change Management

Defining Change Management

There are plenty of complex ways to define Change Management. I try to keep it simple and easy to understand. Good things often come in threes, so here is change defined by the ‘Rule of Three’. Change Management is how … Continue reading

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Do you expect chocolate chips in your cookies?

Many people like cookies, and I am one of those people. I like cookies even more when they have chocolate chips in them. Furthermore, my preference is for plain chocolate, but I like milk chocolate ones too. One day a … Continue reading

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I always wanted to be a procrastinator, but I never got around to it.

I was thinking about decision-making. I made one. I decided to write this short blog about the reality of decision-making. The question I asked was; “How do we know when a decision is made?” and I think the answer is; “When we stop talking about … Continue reading

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Are you leading or implementing change?

Many managers and change consultants advocate holistic and collaborative approaches to change. Typically they use phrases such as; “cultivating a change culture” or “empowering people to change” or “advocating change to allow its benefits room to breathe and grow.” I agree with, and prefer to … Continue reading

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Turning negative thoughts into positive action

I have been an interim manager for more than 10 years and… I was recently chatting with a potential client about my assignments. We identified eight projects where ideas, influence, persuasion and a positive outlook were key factors. Here is … Continue reading

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Communicating less is more

This subject has interested me for some years. As a change manager and a father of two I am constantly surprised by the difficulty we have in communicating effectively. If I had a pound / dollar for every time a … Continue reading

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Recognising serendipidy

A quick look at Wikipedia describes Serendipity as a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. But is it of any use when managing projects? Here is my example. This … Continue reading

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Are Interim Managers too expensive?

Having been an Interim Manager for more than 10 years, I have worked in many organisations on a  daily rate basis. Sometimes, I am regarded as an expensive resource. With senior stakeholders, it has often been helpful to highlight that … Continue reading

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