Envy and sabotage

Someone who begrudges the success of others can filter that attitude out like a cloud of pollution; what culture does your workplace hold?

Someone who begrudges the success of others can filter that attitude out like a cloud of pollution; what culture does your workplace hold?

Can a leader win back respect?

This week the UK has a visitor – and the response to his arrival has been…mixed. Can a leader who has lost the respect of those he leads ever win it back?

This week the UK has a visitor – and the response to his arrival has been…mixed. Can a leader who has lost the respect of those he leads ever win it back?

Five ways you’re letting your employees down.

Leadership isn’t always easy, and it can be hard to balance your own needs with what’s best for every member of your team…

Leadership isn’t always easy, and it can be hard to balance your own needs with what’s best for every member of your team…

All change

The news this week is busy with opinions on the cabinet reshuffle, on the people stepping up, those stepping down, and those we expected to see step aside who have firmly planted their feet and remained in post.

The news this week is busy with opinions on the cabinet reshuffle, on the people stepping up, those stepping down, and those we expected to see step aside who have firmly planted their feet and remained in post.

Winter is coming – Is your organisation prepared for real change?

Fans of Game of Thrones are all aware of the various noble families currently fighting and squabbling over who sits on the Iron Throne, and the battle to rule over the 7 kingdoms. What none of those embattled leaders realise is that there is a greater threat to their existence coming from the army of … Continue reading “Winter is coming – Is your organisation prepared for real change?”

Personalised learning is vital

If personalised learning is so vital, why aren’t more organisations doing it?   According to the 2017 L&D Global Sentiment Survey, 77% of learning professionals believe the hot topic for organisational learning this year will be personalised learning and adaptive training delivery.   So why aren’t more of us doing it? In reality, providing someone … Continue reading “Personalised learning is vital”

Guiding Principles for OD Consulting

Like any professional consultants (whether that consultancy is provided internally or – even more so – externally), the privilege of being selected to provided our service carries responsibilities. Some are mandatory in the strictest sense – the legal framework defines a range of liabilities and risks – while others are better categorised as ‘professional’ or ‘ethical’. To maintain our standards (and the standards of professional bodes to which we belong, as we are proud to support organisations that work to define, maintain and drive up standards), we are committed to regular and ongoing professional development. A further ethical concern is to recognise the boundaries within which consultancy is provided and presented: the opportunity to present ideas does not translate into a right to see them implemented. (Indeed, insisting too adamantly ultimately undermines the recipient client: effective consultancy should be based on mutual professional respect.) As world leaders in promoting the criticality of ensuring the successful transfer and application of learning, coaching and OD interventions, we are seeking here to identify and encourage the achievement of best practice in this business critical area.

Like any professional consultants (whether that consultancy is provided internally or – even more so – externally), the privilege of being selected to provided our service carries responsibilities. Some are mandatory in the strictest sense – the legal framework defines a range of liabilities and risks – while others are better categorised as ‘professional’ or ‘ethical’. To maintain our standards (and the standards of professional bodes to which we belong, as we are proud to support organisations that work to define, maintain and drive up standards), we are committed to regular and ongoing professional development. A further ethical concern is to recognise the boundaries within which consultancy is provided and presented: the opportunity to present ideas does not translate into a right to see them implemented. (Indeed, insisting too adamantly ultimately undermines the recipient client: effective consultancy should be based on mutual professional respect.) As world leaders in promoting the criticality of ensuring the successful transfer and application of learning, coaching and OD interventions, we are seeking here to identify and encourage the achievement of best practice in this business critical area.

Jumping the duck: the merits of involvement

Part of me can’t help wanting to have the audacity to re-write Gandhi. Surely the management/leadership mantra should be “Let them be part of the change that you want to see”? If engaged employees are more committed to behavioural change and the benefits that it promises to bring, taking steps – through finding ways of actively involving them – to enhance their engagement is surely a positive way forward.

Part of me can’t help wanting to have the audacity to re-write Gandhi. Surely the management/leadership mantra should be “Let them be part of the change that you want to see”? If engaged employees are more committed to behavioural change and the benefits that it promises to bring, taking steps – through finding ways of actively involving them – to enhance their engagement is surely a positive way forward.