My work brings me into contact with a lot of senior managers, and over the past three months I’ve been working with a number of them across different organisations. There is a common and constant conversation about senior managers feeling exhausted, and expressing concern for their team members’ energy levels too. It seems that we ...
Life has continued to feel like water rapids for me as 2021 unfolds. After adapting so brilliantly (we all did, right?) to the pandemic last year, what I thought would happen this year has not transpired. Life has handed me something else to adapt to now. And I believe that is the way it’s going ...
The news cycle has been about crisis for a long time now. Leaders need to manage their own state of mind and that of their people so that they can all adapt in optimal ways to continuing uncertainty. Opportunities exist if you can spot them.
The metaphor of an organisation as a machine needs to be revisited now. A new metaphor as a living organism beckons with advantages that have strategic implications in an unknowable future.
Change is preceded by learning and there are three types of learning. Single- double and triple-loop learning. Change, adaptation and transformation. We are living in a moment when transformation is possible.
It’s natural to want to return to normal but that future will be anything but normal. We can shape a future that is better: we know how and now is the time. Here’s seven principles to help you.
Systemic coaching is more than thinking about culture or bringing the perspective of stakeholders into the room. It is the application of systemic thinking and complexity to view issues differently, develop new understandings of interdependencies and new solutions. Here is a simple example of a systemic team coaching session yesterday.
The new decade looms. It is calling us to make profound adaptations to the way we live and work. We can do it because we have done it before.
Let’s just spend a moment reflecting on what we mean by the terms, change, adaptation and transformation. Terms that are bandied about and used interchangeably in the popular media, however they are different facets of change. Change is a term that can apply very generally, however when I use it, I mean it in the ...
Change is an emergent process. It is not something that happens because people tell you to change. That’s why so many organisational change initiatives fail to deliver their intended outcomes.