Leading Leading Change the Simple Way

Leading Leading Change the Simple Way The three stages of change identified by psychologist Kurt Lewin are the basis of most change management approaches today. Lewin’s three stages are about leading change the simple way. They are very easy to understand – unfreeze, transition, re-freeze! There are simple techniques you can use at each stage …

Leading Leading Change the Simple Way and a Present from Wisewolf

The three stages of change identified by psychologist Kurt Lewin are the basis of most change management approaches today. They are very easy to understand – unfreeze, transition, re-freeze! There are simple techniques you can use at each stage to move people through and to complete your change successfully. Unfreeze: People like to feel safe …

Leadership in the matrix – how complex would you like your spiders' web to be?

Matrix organisations present particular challenges for leaders and need clear direction. Senior leaders need to sponsor the matrix structure actively and make sure that it continues to meet the needs of the organsaiton. They need to understand how cultural barriers can get in the way of the success and how they can work to overcome them.

Paragons of virtue or the perfusion of good team leadership?

When choosing team members to complete tasks your organization, what kind of people do you look for? Leading a good team takes someone who can a climate in which the team can thrive and someone who can share a vision in which they can believe.

So that means it down to you then really doesn’t it? It’s your team but can you turn them into winners?

Goldfinger, the Elephant and making partnerships work!

The benefits of partnership have long been extolled for public, private, voluntary and community organisations! And the benefits of true partnership are invaluable in managing change across an organisation. But the word ‘partnership’ is probably one of the most abused in the modern business lexicon. It is worth looking more closely at what partnership really means!

MANAGING CHANGE – COMMUNICATIONS – MAKING YOUR PLAN

A simple guide to making a communications plan. Making sure that your colleagues and key stakeholders are aware of the activities you are undertaking, is vital to ensure your success. It helps to maximise opportunities for synergies, allows people to learn from each other and wins you support. When you have analysed the people and groups around you, you will be ready to develop your communications plan.

King, Queen or Pawn – the Joys of Office Politics – Part 2 – Winning Support

Howard Evans is a very good friend of mine with a lot of experience of both supporting and reviewing high profile government programmes. We worked together on a large complex programme that was beset with issues of office politics and complex (and often competing) stakeholder needs. He read my last post on office politics and here is his response –