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Share This: The old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none” has a bit of a ring to it. We generally use this as a disparaging remark about a colleague or about ourselves in a self-effacing way.  Sometimes being able to do a little bit of everything is positive in a manager, but ultimately […]

Share This: What are the high-level things you need to get to grips with when raising and running a project? If you’ve asked yourself this question then the 3P’s project management model cheat sheet is for you. This ‘crib sheet’ will give you a quick list of items to discuss, agree and detail/document in order to […]

Have you been tasked with kicking off a project or change initiative? If so this project initiation crib sheet is for you. This project initiation crib sheet will equip you a quick list of items to discuss, agree and detail/document in order to get an initiative off the ground. You might also refer to Project […]

Share This: Background I have written previously about how useful a RACIS chart is when defining and agreeing roles and responsibilities. In the relatively short term change initiative environment it’s essential that the team and the business know what their responsible . RACIS Chart The chart is an essential governance tool and seeks to capture the various […]

To enable change a shared vision must be clearly articulated right throughout  the organisation and be genuinely believed in by all stakeholders. “Few, if any, forces in human nature are as powerful as a shared vision” Peter Senge. 199 Background In his book, The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge highlights that, before any organisational change can truly […]

Share This: The aim of McGregor’s model here is to seek to explain the motivational styles taken by individuals when adopting their management styles. In his book (‘The Human Side of Enterprise’, 1960) McGregor argued that there are essentially two approaches to managing people. Theory X & Theory Y. Management Styles Model – When it […]

Introduction Underestimating the degree of resistance in any change initiative is lethal, and will lead to failure. Some ‘players’ will actively seek to sabotage the initiative, and you’ll never see it happening. Other’s will be more open in their behaviour. Trying to identify and harness the abilities of supporters is vital. This model is derived […]

Share This: Business change is notoriously difficult, it’s oft said that it’s like ‘herding cats’. The trouble is that we don’t really know how to frame our thinking around change. Typically we start out with a problem, something isn’t quite working right, or some outside influence leads to a degree of dissatisfaction at the current […]

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