Tag Archives: Leadership

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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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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Something for those who are leaders.

This is just a bit of fun for the summer ……or is it? I have known this short poem by Roger McGough for years, and have just rediscovered it. For me, it sums up so much about the ambitions, aspirations … 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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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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