Engage for Success

November 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Change

Employee engagement is hot! November 12th saw the launch of the Engage for Success website accompanied by plenty of activity in the press and social media. This is the fruit of much work by a large group of contributors including our good friend Nigel Girling (National Centre for Strategic Leadership). I was particularly interested in […]

Fit for the future: a different kind of change?

May 28th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Change

Businesses face many challenges: from tough economic conditions to the tempo of change in markets, technology and society. To prosper in such an environment, organisational fitness – the capacity to adapt structure, behaviour, capabilities and climate in response to these changes – can be a valuable asset. Fit for the Future is a methodology that […]

A shift of opinion

April 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Innovation

Here are the opening ten minutes or so of A shift of opinion the finest management training film produced – ever! Apart from the black and white recording, the smoking, the blackboard and chalks, and one or two dinosaur-esque behaviours the issues in the story – creating change with people in organisations – are as […]

Innovation and change: the leading edge

March 13th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Innovation

Last week two gurus of change and innovation arranged a five day working session to meditate on the meaning of life and the universe and how best to move the leading edge of consulting forward. In a generous act of openness and sharing our two gurus arranged to have their conversations recorded and we reproduce […]

The fun theory

November 12th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Change

From Rob Freeth via Dave Snowden, here’s a strategy for engaging others in creating change – change by design if you like – that doesn’t require control, rules, regulations… or consultants for that matter.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

July 29th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Change

Here is why the world needs change consultants: ‘Deregulation of the chicken’s side of the road was threatening its dominant market position. The chicken was faced with significant challenges to create and develop the competencies required for the newly competitive market. Andersen Consulting, in a partnering relationship with the client, helped the chicken by rethinking […]

We’re all learners now

January 28th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Change

How come, after decades of help from change consultants, people have hardly moved forward in understanding how their organisation sustains and/or develops itself in the midst of a dynamic environment? Could it be that we (as change consultants) are failing to accurately grasp the nature of the contexts in which we attempt to peddle our […]

One year in 40 seconds

January 12th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Change

Thanks to Mark Earls for stubbing his toe on this: One year in 40 seconds from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

The surprising power of feedback as a conversation

December 16th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Performance

Funny old thing connections – in the past couple of weeks I’ve been part of several conversations with clients that have each identified a new management technique that seems to work in all sorts of situations; whether making a difference to health and safety, improving performance or highlighting potential areas for innovation. This new technique […]

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