Change management and leadership capability go hand in glove

Local change management and leadership capability expert, Lenore Miller, has added another string to her bow of qualifications and expertise to help local organisations and leaders to perform better. Lenore has become a Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner. She said although she has been working in change management for many years Prosci provides a structured approach…

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Roadblocks to Change Success

Is your organisation struggling to gain employee engagement in change projects? Do you really know the answer to the question? Prosci’s most recent best practice change management research shows employees fail to engage in change for four reasons. One reason is a tendency to use a top-own approach and force change on employees rather than involve them. Secondly,…

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Top Factors in Successful Change Management

“There is a direct correlation between the success of the initiative and how well the people side of change is managed” In the past 20 years, Prosci has been conducting an international benchmarking study to uncover the lessons learned by change practitioners and consultants. The study focuses on what’s working and what’s not. The research…

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Are you sabotaging your change initiative

When it comes to making changes in your business or organisation, no matter how large or small, the ‘wild card’ element is people. We’re all aware that the success of organisational change rests on our people’s ability and willingness to adopt the desired change. But it is often leaders, not employees, who fail the change…

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Workplace Change – it’s all about people

There are two big mistakes leaders are making as they ready their organisations to adapt to an increasingly fast paced and ever changing business environment. They forget that it’s really people who change, not the organisation. Secondly, they think of change management as a one off event rather than an ongoing and continually evolving process. Changes can appear organisational but the reality is that change only occurs…

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Following the numbers – Financial Acumen

Leadership and management teams need to have business acumen, not just vision and leadership skills. I made this point when I was the guest speaker at a recent, Leadership in the Spotlight seminar held locally. Leaders and managers need people skills, implementation skills and, importantly, financial and numeracy skills. At the seminar, the discussion turned…

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Time to pull the plug on old school reviews

USELESS: Box-ticking is funny on Utopia, but excruciating in real life. If your organisation is still carrying out traditional annual performance reviews, stop. You’re wasting time and money, and possibly being counter-productive. I’m talking about those painful, annual formal meetings that managers and their employees usually loathe. Set questions are mechanically asked and scores given…

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How to battle bullying at work

Are you battling inappropriate workplace behaviour, even bullying? It is a major work health and safety issue. According to Safe Work Australia, 9.4 per cent of Australian workers have experienced workplace bullying in the previous six months. It is costly in terms of lost productivity and workers’ compensation. $22,600 is the median cost for accepted…

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Networking for Introverts and a Side Note for Extroverts

If you ask the question introvert or extrovert in any group you’re sure to find people readily self-identify and then commence giving examples and even excuses for their behavior ‘oh I know I’m a party animal that’s because I’m an extrovert’, or ‘I turn down social invitations regularly but my friends understand because I’m an…

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Managing Staff is Not Parenting

What’s your reaction when individuals or organisations consider their employees to be ‘children’ and the workforce to be their ‘family’? We often form strong bonds with colleagues and the reference to family is associated with well-intentioned care for colleagues. However, there are serious pitfalls in assuming the way we function in our family setting is…

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