Change Management: New Year Change Messages – Part 1
escaping it. In the time it takes you to read this sentence, something changed inside you and in the world around you. Some people resist change. Others are unsure how to manage it. Over the next few weeks we will post some tips on change and change management.
Is this the beginning of the end for Management by Walking Around?
Is the pandemic the beginning of the end for Management by Walking Around (MBWA)? The changes that the pandemic has brought including greater acceptance and efficiency in remote working, increased reliance on robotics, more automation in supply chains and, as we are now seeing, fewer people at the workplace for […]
How to make your data valid and reliable
Over the millennia, there have been two truly international languages: music and mathematics. We will talk about the second one here. But, keep the first in mind – music is a sustaining and balancing outlet for everyone as they live and work.
Never underestimate the power of denial: Here’s how to counter it
What is the most common reaction when someone is given bad news? “No!” “It can’t be!” This is denial at work. Denial is primitive and unconscious. It is the little child squeezing their eyes closed, hiding under the blanket, thinking that if they can’t see the monster, the monster will disappear. It is the adult who does not ask the doctor to examine a growing sore on their skin, hoping it will go away on its own.
Use your power to empower others
I try to model good work ethic for those whom I supervise. But when does a leader stop being a model for others and start to become an excuse for them to do nothing? In trying to empower others by being a model, the leader may paradoxically dis-empower them.