The most immediate and biggest improvements you are likely to see is in the area of self-leadership. This unique online coaching programme is based on my book, Leading Yourself: Succeeding from the Inside Out.
Leading Yourself, sometimes called 'Personal Mastery' or Time Management +++. This is the 'secret sauce' in many leadership academies. When you think about the chronic busyness, the so-called 'overwhelm' many of us live and work in, you can begin to appreciate why this is.
This is my other signature online coaching programme, based on my book, Practical People Engagement: Leading Change through the Power of Relationships. The jargon term is 'stakeholder management.'
For too long the emphasis on many projects and programmes has been on the 'stuff'; the tasks, documents, processes, critical paths, and so on. We've used an engineering mindset to manage people.
And it doesn't work.
We are relational beings, and it is possible to engage our stakeholders in a better way.
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Have you ever felt the frustrating feeling that you could achieve so much more? Yet at the same time do you feel overwhelmed, trapped and driven by the forces seemingly outside of your control?
You are not alone.
In the 21st Century, the nature and pace of work is increasing and has become more pressured. Whilst we appear to have more choices than ever, we can find ourselves more driven. Whilst we have greater access to anyone in the world, we can find we are more squeezed by the expectations and demands of others.
With a career beginning in the mid-1970's, I've experienced huge changes in my own lifetime in the working landscape of our lives.
We need to find a better way of working.
I have learned from the positive outliers, the 'bright spots'. These are those exceptional programme and project leaders who work differently in this volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous age. And because I have learned from them, I am now getting the results they get.
Here's the good news: We can all learn from what these people do, do it ourselves and get similar outcomes in our own lives.
Here you will find resources to boost your effectiveness, influence and enjoyment in work. You will discover more of your full potential. You will find some simple, practical steps, often counter-intuitive, but nevertheless very powerful on your influence and impact in leading change.
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I'm a writer, coach and facilitator in self-leadership, leading change through relationships (stakeholder engagement), change management and project management.
To date I have published two solo books: Practical People Engagement: Leading Change through the Power of Relationships (2013) and Leading Yourself: Succeeding from the Inside Out (2016).
By profession, I've come from an IT and project management background, working in both the public and private sectors.
I'm passionate about helping my clients become more effective in work and in their private lives. I have the conviction that there's gold in most of us that just needs calling out.
In 1993, I joined the UK Government's team to produce what eventually became PRINCE2(r), the most used project management method in the world. In 2007, I was one of the co-authors of Managing Successful Programmes(r), personally authoring chapters on Principles, Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement, Benefits Realisation and the Business Case. In 2014 I was a contributing author to the Change Management Institute's definitive core reference: The Effective Change Manager's Handbook. So you could say my familiarity with project and change management approaches runs pretty deep.
“‘Leading Yourself’ was a reminder to me to live intentionally in an increasingly pressurised and busy environment, both at home and work. From practical tools as simple as making lists, to the deeper issues of identity and belief systems, I found this book thought provoking and very useful.”