Tag Archives: Interim Management

Making decisions using Esse Quam Videri

This was my old grammar school motto. Esse quam videri is a Latin phrase meaning “To be, rather than to seem (to be)”. More on the meaning and history of the phrase can be found on Wikipedia here. It is an interesting phrase, encouraging … 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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How to communicate well

This week I want to say something on the power of repetitive communication. Here it comes. Something worth saying, should be said often. This is an important and simple thing that some people overlook. They forget that repetition is essential for great communication. … Continue reading

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The key to an Interim Manager’s CV

Interim managers need to communicate well. Our CV is part of the initial  communication. I have several versions of my CV developed over 10 years. Now, I am not saying that mine is the best out there, but it is … 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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7 Agile habits to avoid

The following might help explain some of the issues around project delivery in your organisation. These habits will develop over time, against a background of rapid organisational change. Therefore, entirely understandable. You will not notice it happening, but once embedded … Continue reading

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On Teamwork #2 – The unsung Hero

Yesterday evening I visited the Barbican Concert Hall in London to hear Andreas Scholl sing two of Bach‘s Cantatas, accompanied by the Kammerorchesterbasel from Switzerland. It was a superb evening, worth every penny of the ticket price and every ounce of effort … Continue reading

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