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Leading Change (Kotter) – Part 1

Change Programme Failure

The ability to lead change is crucial, and this post looks at why projects fail according to Kotter’s ‘Leading Change’

A Portfolio of ideas?

In the light of Seth Godin’s advice to “Poke the Box’ and implement our ideas, here are some musings about how we can treat our multitude of ideas like an investment portfolio.

Poke the Box

You can’t optimise your way to surprising growth and many industries face extinction as a consequence of stifling innovation; Poke the Box is a manifesto from Seth Godin which examines what we need to do.

Getting Things Done

The multitude of simple decisions each day (what to do with that email, what do do next, what to say yes to and what to say no to) are what makes our visions and goals happen. This article looks at some of the basics of David Allen’s ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD) approach.

Shelve an idea to make it successful

When I hear that an idea has been shelved, I (mistakenly) assume that it means that the idea has been killed and will never see the light of day, but a recent lecture by Jack Dorsey (co-founder of Twitter & Square) makes a very clear case for shelving ideas.

How I’m doing work that I love

I’m very fortunate in that I really love the work that I do and this blog post attempts to capture the most significant steps in me getting here, in the hope that it might help people who aren’t yet loving what they do.

GROWing effective Social Media

It took me a while to get my head around social media and to start to use it effectively. This article provides four simple questions that helped me coach myself to using social media effectively.

3 ways to stop procrastinating

There are so many distractions around that it feels easier than ever before to procrastinate. Here are 3 strategies to apply if you’re not making progress on something that you should be.

How to change things when change is hard

Not all that many change initiatives seems to succeed. “Switch: How to change things when change is hard” by Chip and Dan Heath looks at what is required to drive real change.

Linchpin – Are you Indispensable?

Seth Godin’s latest book – Linchpin – argues that our employment prospects are bleak unless we’re prepared to do something about it and be remarkable!

Is change the only constant?

Are reorganisations worth the effort and how can changing constantly help us to avoid constant change?

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