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Change is the Name of the Game

February 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change management can often be seen as delivering discrete activities towards a defined outcome. A series of changes in any organization requires a plan of action for delivery, which once complete, means we can get back to the day job. Yet that’s just the time to think of change again. The principle of change is […]

Living with Change and Facing It with Acceptance

February 18, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In today’s economy, recession is pretty much the name of the game in many organizations. In such difficult times, it’s inevitable change will come. And whatever business you’re in, people are going to be affected… In a lot of organizations these days, financial challenges will mean it’s time to cut costs. And because of the […]

Delegation – To Whom? When?

February 15, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In a recent interview, Ron Dennis of the McLaren Formula 1 team said, “I’m the executive chairman, but if I delegate a role, I’ll step away & let that person get on with it”. When we lead and manage teams, we cannot stand alone and do it all by ourselves on our own. Our role […]

Effective Change Management Comes Fully Inclusive

February 14, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change can be a very uncomfortable place to be. Particularly for employees, there are many times where imposed change can make them feel powerless, out of control and ultimately, this causes fear, resentment and lots of other negative emotions. There is a way to make them feel much better and keep onside the positive asset […]

Dealing with Business Changes

February 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change is all around. It is something that no-one can avoid, especially for those in the corporate world, because business change is always looming around the corner. Whether it’s your most awaited promotion, being a part of a new team or being sent to work for a branch of your company in another location, it […]

The Purpose of Team

February 10, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

‘No man is an island’, or so said John Donne back in the early 17th century. Never more relevant than today. Never more relevant than in the field of business, a team is the vital component to deliver success. Whilst there is a value in quality management – or we would not need managers at […]

Change Management – Easy Tactics For Managers

February 3, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change has become a source of fear in many people, especially for those in the business sector. It is looked upon as something that signals the coming of difficult times. If members of the workforce would just view the change without bias, it can be proven to be far from what its reputation stands for. […]

Building Relationships – To Make Business Changes Easy

January 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Relationship building is a vital element of any manager’s activity. It has to be an incessant and pro-active behaviour which is – or becomes – the very essence of any manager’s personal style. When we work with change, it’s going to be challenging for our people to accept, so the relationships we have with them […]

Under New Management

January 27, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

My football club has a new manager. So I set to thinking about just what he might be doing on his first day. Clearly, there will be a need to be introduced to all the key people on his team – and not just the players – so that he has at least got some […]

Poor Management? This is Not a Solution!

January 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Happy New Year! OK, so after the hectic period of Christmas and New Year, I sort of forgot my usual Sunday evening activity of writing my newsletter. I knew it this morning and so I thought that I’d do it later on. As it happens, this was fortuitous, because there was a phone-in on Radio […]