Change

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

Honouring Team History

We’re excited this week to be talking with a client about creating behaviours for shared culture in their organisation.  The time is now right for their two merged teams to focus on ‘how’ they are going to work together to become a united, high performance team. We think that our ‘Honour History Timeline Activity’ will

Getting New Year’s Resolutions to stick

  As we head into the New Year weekend, many people will be taking the opportunity to look back on 2017. I like to do a bit of “GUBA” myself – reflecting on the year and thinking what made it Good, Ugly, Bad and Awesome.   I find thinking about all those Good and Awesome

Busting Beliefs in time for Christmas!

For organisations embarking on a change programme, it’s the perfect time of year to introduce an approach for busting unhelpful beliefs that create resistance to change.  All thanks to Father Christmas! At a client conference last week, Patrick Marr (Leading Edge, Owner Director) introduced the group of 120 leaders to a process what will enable

Do we need to Digitox?

Our Leading Edge Point of View on Change has a number of components, which came to mind as I read the book ‘Digitox: How to Find a Healthy Balance for Your Family’s Digital Diet’ (Proud to say it’s written by one of our own ‘Team Green’ colleagues, Mark Ellis!). As Eddie Obeng’s New World Management

Doctor Who #13 and Transition Theory… no, not an episode title

So Doctor Who is female.  And the twittersphere is having a meltdown.  For every tweet hailing the break through in the glass ceiling that is Jodie Whittaker’s appointment as the 13th TimeLord, there’s an equally vocal tweet from traditionalist ‘Whovians’ determined to vent their anger in ‘Why oh Why BBC…?’ style And the rest of

Is the apprenticeship levy the elephant in the corner of your room?

When you see the words “apprenticeship levy” – are you… a) sitting into the smug zone… safe in the knowledge you’ve nailed your business approach and a ready to rock from April 1 ? b) groaning a little (maybe on the inside, but groaning nonetheless) – it’s out there, you’ve looked at it and just

Wimbledon OR Love

As Wimbledon comes to a close this weekend, I was intrigued by the throw away line many media outlets reported about Cibulkova, the No. 19 seed. Cibulkova had progressed to the quarterfinals, where she faced Vesnina.. and it became clear that if she progressed she faced a real challenge around the scheduling of the final.