Our new eBook, Change Readiness: Planting the Seeds for Change Success, is out and available to help you through your change programme. We'll be publishing one chapter each month in our blog. Chapter Two, Purpose-Driven Methodologies is below, or feel free to download the eBook in its entirety here. The chapters will be followed by a webinar to discuss issues raised by that section.
In this podcast, as part of the Inspiring Conversations in the Business Agility Series, Stephen discusses
how during business transformations leaders often lose sight of the strategy, organisational structures, and requirements for technology.
When I was writing this blog, one of my favourite songs from the 90s, and even still, came up on my playlist – The Future of the Future by Deep Dish, featuring Everything but the Girl. I am not sure if the lyrics
about unrequited love have much to do with rapidly changing technology and keeping pace with it, but they made me think even harder about the disruptive times we live in and how organisations can cope.
While there is little clarity on what the trading arrangements between the UK and the EU will be after the
withdrawal, there is some pretty straightforward advice on intellectual property and .eu domains. This is of particular importance to Lloyd Parry, as we have numerous "Community" EU trademarks and a never-ending list of .eu's.
We thought we would share some resources that we have found helpful in these two areas and in general. Just click on the blue headings. If you have any as a UK business offering services into the EU, please add them in the comments section below or contact us directly and we will update the list.
As I was attempting to categorise some of my previous tweets to share with a team to whom I was delivering a management workshop, one category, one of the many loose ones, that surfaced was philosophical. And, I couldn't resist sharing this story.
When working on business transformations, I often start by showing the team a hybrid image of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein, which was created by Dr. Aude Oliva at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is the same image but can be perceived in two different ways depending on the distance from it.
How does adaptability work? How does it make a business more profitable? I'm asked these and related questions almost daily.
Problem-solving is an Achilles Heel in many organisations. Involving critical thinking, a versatile thought process, and creativity, advanced problem-solving is a valuable – and often rare - skill.
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The outstanding modern-day exponent of true end to end leadership was undoubtedly the late, great Steve Jobs. His biographer Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, wrote a fascinating 30-minute summary of his leadership techniques posthumously called The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs. There are 14 of them summarised. Find it here in the Harvard Business Review April 2012 (PDF). Nobody successfully worked through and redefined the end to end customer experience as he did, time after time, product after product and innovation after innovation. He inspired people to achieve things they did not believe themselves capable of doing until challenged by his implacable determination.
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