Change

Delving deeper .. Lessons in Leadership from Dancing Guy

One of our favourite concepts around change is Derek Sivers approach to ‘creating a movement’ His YouTube video has over 5.4 million views (pretty sure most of them we’ve generated through sharing this easy to understand video storyboard!) In case you’re not one of the 5.4 millions who’ve seen it, here’s the link  The leadership

Engaging with the change resistors

Why is it possible for some to see change as part of daily life, a thing that happens regardless of context?  They step toward it expectantly. Whilst others stick hard and fast in the moment of now. Except that moment was actually two years ago and they are repeating the same melody. They are afraid

Reactions to change

The paradox of the acceptance of change as I see it is,  we often sit in tension between holding back from pursing positive change because it caused hurt in the past (personal, emotional, financial etc), we know we should accept change (as it’s inevitable) and because if this works the benefit would out way the negative.

Being Trust Centered – when it IS ‘all about you’

We begin with a WARNING….if you don’t give trust to others or have trust in others it is unlikely that others will trust you… Within Leading Edge’s Point of View around Leadership we see Trust and being a ‘Trust Centered’ as a key ingredient to Great Leadership. Without trust we may never reach our individual,

Guest Blog: 3 stories from 3 different worlds by Kurt Lindley

Last week we hosted 60 clients and colleagues at the headquarters of the British Olympic Association in central London, to explore together ‘Building Successful Brands through Culture’   Attendees included Technical Directors from the Football Association, two sporting MBEs, four England internationals across multiple disciplines and clients from businesses as diverse as M&S, Miele and

Changing culture.. the determining factor?

This week more than a couple of conversations have centered around culture change.. and the perpetual debate about ‘how long does it take?’ A quick google search shows proponents of everything from 2-3 to 8 years as the stated wisdom – so it would appear some clear alignment that the silver bullet is definitely unattainable

Busting Beliefs – again!

I love the (thankfully!) regular news items we receive celebrating the achievements people have made when the odds are against them. This week it’s the story that an Australian, Steve Plain, has set a new record for climbing the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, four years after breaking his neck in a

Local Elections – next step Impactful Action Planning!

Today’s news is dominated by the results of yesterday’s Local Council Elections with the overall picture is showing a fair degree of change.  So new teams needing to quickly identify what they’re going to take to have an impact in their area. A great tool when facilitating teams with action planning is the Impact vs

Cutting Plastic Pollution – the Change Equation in action

I was excited to hear that some of the world’s biggest brands have signed up to a pact to reduce plastic waste.  The likes of Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Unilever have a list of goals to reduce packaging and increase recycling by 2025. Dannemiller’s Change Equation is a key part of our Leading Edge approach

Time for a bit of CHDIIHLDOI!

This week has seen me planning the design of a change programme.  Launching this is a critical part of the process in which the leaders to engage their senior managers in the change. One of the aspects we’ll be exploring is the Skill/Will of the team in relation to implementing the five key changes identified. 

Changing Rooms

The Change House featured last week in part of an on-going Leadership Development Programme we’re proud to be supporting.  Whilst there’s sometimes debate around who the model is attributed to and the addition of two basement rooms to the original four, ultimately our aim is all about practical application and learning ‘dance not steps’.  We