Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sustaining Energy During Transitions

“Assume what motivates you, motivates others.” Change, the transition from one state to another, for an individual or an organisation, brings with it uncertainty and is invariably more complex and troubling than we might first expect. As leaders and managers we can’t presume we have people’s trust at the start of the change. We have to earn trust and then we can mobilise people to the cause. Once moving, people will look to us for steadiness and competence – perhaps even a surefootedness in the turbulence of a changing situation. Having character and the capacity to engage fully with the… Read more
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Strengths-based development

People make organisations work well. Not the procedures, processes, structures or governance mechanisms. These elements can all assist, as well as frustrate, the effective working of an organisation, but they rarely if ever play the pivotal role that people do in delivering what an organisation is about. Our coaching and thought-support work with clients invariably tells us that the deficit or weakness-centred approach to individual and organisational development is strong and worryingly prevalent. It is easy to get stuck in our old ways of thinking. It is also easy to get stuck in our relationships and act in the same… Read more
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