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Avoiding Resistance or Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail
Tuesday, 20 Jan, 2015
Avoiding Resistance or Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Every year, with the best will in the world, we make New Year’s resolutions to make some sort of change, like exercising more or eating healthier. We start off with great gusto and determination, yet by February we begin making excuses to avoid the gym, or convince ourselves pizza would be great for dinner. What happens? We’re approaching change in the wrong way. But we can easily make it right.

Getting To Agreement
Monday, 12 Jan, 2015
Getting To Agreement

We all theoretically recognize that everyone has the right to their own beliefs. But in situations where we have great passion (or the moral high ground, as we would like to believe) we have difficulty being generous with those who disagree with us. Wouldn’t it be nice to persuade others to see the world as we see it?

Speaker or Listener: Who’s Responsible For Misunderstandings?
Monday, 5 Jan, 2015
Speaker or Listener: Who’s Responsible For Misunderstandings?

here’s been an age-old argument in the communication field: who’s at fault if a misunderstanding occurs – the Speaker communicating badly, or the Listener misunderstanding?
Let’s look at some facts:

We Don’t Really Hear Each Other
Monday, 8 Dec, 2014
We Don’t Really Hear Each Other

We are not always able to accurately hear what others mean to convey. Sometimes we hear only a fraction of what’s been said and our brains misunderstand or bias the rest – and we might not realize it until it’s too late, causing us to believe we’re right and others are wrong, or moving to action using the wrong assumptions. We’re left with restricted communication and creativity,

Making Change Work: a change management podcast series with StrategyDriven
Tuesday, 28 Dec, 2010
Making Change Work: a change management podcast series with StrategyDriven

In conjunction with StrategyDriven magazine, and with Nathan Ives as the brilliant interviewer, I’ve recorded a series of 5 podcasts called Making Change Work. The first podcast is available below.
And, why am I recording a Change Management series? For those of you familiar with my decision facilitation model, you’ll recognize that it’s basically a change […]

Making Change Work: Part 2 – What is a system, and how does change happen?
Monday, 27 Dec, 2010
Making Change Work: Part 2 – What is a system, and how does change happen?

For those of you who have read Dirty Little Secrets and love the concept of how change happens – and for those of you who haven’t read DLS and still love change models – here is my second podcast of the 5 part series Making Change Work that I’m recording with StrategyDriven Magazine and Nathan Ives.
This […]