Cooperative Inquiry Group

Cooperative Inquiry Groups

February 5, 2018

In any area of management, you will hear phrases like being “on team” and “singing from the same hymn sheet” practically every day. The concept is simple and logical enough – managers and their reports are, or at least should be, working toward common goals and with the same interests. read more

Leading Change

Leading Change

January 10, 2018

Regular visitors to these pages will know that I have discussed a number of approaches to leading change over the past few months. These have predominantly looked at some of the psychological methods by which we can help people adapt and accept changing times, breaking down barriers and overcoming resistance. Now, read more

Change Process
Change for the better
Changing Times
Gestalt Techniques
HR in Digital Age

The Changing Face of HR in the Digital World

July 13, 2017

Every business, from retail to leisure to professional services, has an increasing reliance on digital technology and expertise. Ecommerce is a growing component of every organisation’s strategy and generated more than £130 billion of revenue for UK businesses in 2016, a figure that will continue to rise in the read more

Changing Times

How can executive coaching help in changing times?

June 29, 2017

we're in changing times and the modern business environment is more complex, diverse and competitive than it has ever been. Thanks largely to technological advances over the past couple of decades, it is also changing at a more rapid rate than anything we have ever seen before. Little wonder that read more

Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations and emotional intelligence, Part Two

July 6, 2016

If you try to cross the bridge without moving the obstacles out of the way and press ahead anyway, there is a greater chance of falling. Being unwilling to deal with conflict and failing to engage in difficult conversations is the quickest route to failure. There are obvious reasons for not read more

Organisational change

Organisational change and the art of crocodile management, Part Three

June 27, 2016

Let’s unpack that crocodile-soothing intervention of President Roosevelt that I described last time and relate it back to organisational change. Roosevelt, of course, had no knowledge of the powerful role of the amygdala in human fear responses. However, as a polio survivor, he did know a great deal about fear read more