Archive for the ‘Change’ category

The Junior Doctors’ Strike – an illustration of leading change?

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January 27th, 2016

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I’m writing this blog just after the first junior doctors’ strike, when it is still unclear whether parties will return to ACAS and negotiate a deal, whether new contracts will be imposed upon junior doctors and whether further strikes will take place. Whatever your view on the rights and wrongs of the positions of the […]

In service of the group: Why good facilitation matters

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August 20th, 2015

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May be I’m a facilitation snob, but over the last few months I’ve seen quite a few facilitators who are well-meaning but to a greater or lesser extent, unskilled. That’s not to say that there isn’t latent potential in these facilitators, but it is, as yet untapped. As we recruit for either full time or […]

Facilitation as invitation

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March 4th, 2015

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Whilst reading some relatively recent articles in academic journals (2012) on experiential learning and ‘Outdoor Management Development’ (OMD) for my doctorate, I was surprised to come across references to Kolb’s learning cycle. I realised I hadn’t thought about Kolb in reference to experiential learning for a good 10 years. The model was being critiqued as […]

Is #digital impacting leadership?

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February 18th, 2015

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The short answer is: yes. But beyond that it is hard to say how. Not because there hasn’t been an impact, rather the debate was over scale, or whether digital brings new challenges, or is the ‘same old same old’, with added twiddly bits and a smidge of geek chic plus directions to Hoxton or […]

(Most) change leadership sucks

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February 9th, 2015

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If the stats from recent Towers Watson research are anything to go by, the state of change leadership, and therefore those who are entrusted with that responsibility, is far from healthy. Almost half (44%) of UK workers suffering from “change fatigue” (good to see the latter in inverted commas as it is a symptom of […]