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Bob Hayward

 

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Are meetings really the cornerstone of organisational life?

Ask a group of managers at random; which activity wastes most of your time and causes you the most frustration and most of your audience will say “meetings.”

Non-aligned priorities across an organisation can kill any initiative

Two of the issues that make the prioritisation of change implementation difficult are those around hierarchy and silos; these could kill an change programme

In tough times does fear hold us back?

Many people and many businesses are having a tough time at the moment. To survive these tough times we have to adapt and act; yet fear stops many people and businesses

Is your message simple enough?

An explanation of why simplicity is an important ingredient in any form of communication; for a successful change implementation, for a team leader giving a team brief, for a parent attempting to influence a child.

10 important ingredients for a successful change implementation

Ten tips for an effective implementation that gets everyone aboard, lets the organisation develop in harmony, creating less friction, more respect, better understanding, better communication and stronger commitment.

One communication problem is involvement or the lack of it

In the excitement to reveal the great new future to the masses three things are often forgotten with regard to the type of internal communication required to win over a critical mass of active supporters.

An inconsistency in your message destroys trust

Ensuring that key message is spread across an organisation without distortion and any loss of the vitality and energy key to the success of the initiative. What can help create conformity?

How many realities are there in your organisation?

Understanding how other see things is an important ingredient in any form of communication, this article outlines some of the challenges many miss when attempting to communicate across different departments and teams.

Is your glass half full or half empty

The reason most of us see the glass as half full along with the benefits and dangers for those managing a business, project or team.

Who to employ - The answer is in the sandwich

A comment on the findings that certain types of people tend to enjoy the same kind of lunch time snack