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3 Ways to Overcome Resistance to Change by Employees

Resistance to change is a natural phenomenon.  At an individual level, change can create a mixed range of emotional response. A Global Survey by McKinsey in 2006 (Organising for Successful Change Management), shows that where change had not been successful, the dominant emotions were anxiety, frustration and confusion. While those emotions were not necessarily absent

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Do You Make These Goal-Setting Mistakes?

Have you just spent the last two weeks working through your goal-setting for 2013? If you’re like most of us, January is a time when you think about what you want to achieve during the year.  And in our professional lives we’re knee-deep in business plans, budgets and annual goal-setting. Few management tasks consume more

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What Everyone Ought to Know About Solutions Focus Coaching

Solutions Focus (SF) is an exciting and complete approach to change. It developed from the brilliantly simple ‘brief therapy’ work of Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg.  It is now used by major businesses, coaches and consultants as their chosen approach to deliver respectful and lasting change quickly. Mark McKergow & Paul Z. Jackson

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The Power of Publicly Committing to Your Goals

A key leadership skill is the ability to commit to personal and business goals.  We are now well into the third week of January and those of us who like to set goals for the calendar year will have them well defined and established. So let me tell you about one of mine. On 22

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Helping Employees to Develop their Careers

In today’s tough economic circumstances, business leaders are seeking competitive advantage through the best use of their people more than ever before. In a time when the job market is uncertain many leaders may feel that supporting the career management of their staff is not a priority, seeing it as something that is personal to

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