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Searching for (Project) Success

You are leading a new project, a new initiative, a new change, and you are explaining that to someone whom you need to help you. You expect them to welcome your new future with open arms.
Instead, their reaction surprises you, and maybe even hurts a little.

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Surprised by their reaction?

You are leading a new project, a new initiative, a new change, and you are explaining that to someone whom you need to help you. You expect them to welcome your new future with open arms.
Instead, their reaction surprises you, and maybe even hurts a little.

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Secrets of an Outstanding Project

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to interview a couple of my clients from the British Antarctic Survey: Linda Capper, who is the Head of Communications, and Andy Jeffries, the Programme Manager for the new polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. I was honoured to be invited to the launch of the […]

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The Old Project Management Mindset

Some years ago we conducted some research into high performers in project management, and one of the outstanding differences between them and the control group was a significant behaviour we called Leaning to People. The high performers seemed to get their results because they gave time to the critical relationships around themselves.  This behaviour was an […]

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Leading Effective Change: A 10-Point Checklist for the Busy Leader

Change management –– or change leadership, as I like to call it, –– is a big subject. So many books have been written on the subject, and there are more books every year. I know this because I was a contributing author to The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook, the standard reference of the global Change […]

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How is Your Leadership Trust Fund?

According to Professor Bruce Lloyd of London’s South Bank University, “The critical issue is, not change, but trust.” Bruce Lloyd This is consistent with research by Patrick Lencioni’s Table Group, San Francisco. In his, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, Lencioni illustrates how in an executive team trust is a fundamental platform […]

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Change or Die!

If you were told that unless you made a lifestyle change you would die, would you change? Would you, though? Research shows that you’re probably wrong.​ In this video, I report on some fascinating research first made known by Alan Deutschmann. The results are surprising but hopeful.​ What emerges is an unlikely but compelling story of […]