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Change models and processes…and keeping your inner saboteur on his toes

Over the last few weeks I’ve spoken about ‘change’, and how best to approach it. Change is a necessary part of life, and though it may be scary to move away from the familiar, it helps us to progress and learn, to overcome obstacles, and to open ourselves up to new opportunities. Today, I want …

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The saying ‘old habits die hard’ is true. Change cannot happen overnight, as Prochaska shows…

Snap decisions and half-hearted resolutions never work out. Changing something intrinsic in your life will need a serious amount of commitment and planning for its effect to remain. This is no more apparent than in the workplace: overnight, forced change will invite uproar. However, change can be implemented effectively and successfully. Last week I talked …

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How change should be implemented in the workplace, according to Bridges, Lewin….and Angela Sabin

Last week I spoke about people’s reactions to change, and how – if change is not correctly managed – the most common reaction is knee-jerk suspicion or fear of the unknown. Change isn’t complicated; it can actually be quite simple. When changes are not spelled out, visualised or detailed, our minds are quite capable of …

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What is it about the word ‘change’ that has most of us quaking in our boots?

We’ve just rung in the New Year and many people will have made resolutions they have every intention of sticking to. Common goals are health-related, such as eating more healthily given our the indulgence over Christmas, or to give up smoking and not be at risk from related diseases later in life. Come February, the …

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What language would you use to influence – laser precise or artfully vague?

Language is a huge component of influencing skills. It’s interesting to consider whether being precise or ambiguous with language is most influential. Well, it depends. Based on two models of linguistics drawn from Neuro linguistic programming, we have on the one hand, a powerful insight into the value of ambiguity shown by the Milton model: …

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As a leader, are you too important to even remember people’s names?

“Oh, come on. You are joking, right?” was my unspoken reaction when this was raised in a coaching session recently.  Do leaders need to remember people’s names? Can they afford not to? There is clear evidence that hearing our name activates unique brain functioning.  But do we need evidence of this?  Think about it – …

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Sitting Comfortably? Then I’ll begin…

I’ve chosen chairs as a theme for my blog.  Want to know why?  Sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… I have chosen chairs as a theme because I have sat in the same career chairs as many of my clients: HR / Learning and Development, Executive and SME Owner.  Another reason is that ‘Chair work’ is …

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How many days of unpaid overtime do Executives work?

Having held Senior Executive roles, I know that challenges include difficult deadlines, with your family time squeezed as a result.  A Chief Executive told me recently that our coaching sessions were the only time she felt she was heard, on aspects important to her – the rest of her working life was spent listening to others …

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