Organisational agility, by which I mean anticipating and organising resources around change in order to keep up with trends and developments in tech, has become a priority for business. It is becoming clearer that successful organisations navigate and even promote continuous change to remain agile, resilient and relevant. How can an organisation establish this organisational agility? Here are f...Go
Gallup’s 2017 report, State of the American Workplace, showed that employees with strong friendships in the office are happier, enjoy their work more and are seven times more likely to work effectively than others. A recent Forbes article reports recent studies that indicate collaboration drives workplace performance; “Simply feeling like you’re part of a team of people working o...Go
While most organisations recognise the importance of developing leaders, few invest in leadership. Yet in this time of rapid change, where competitors can emerge overnight, the impact of leadership on the success of any change project cannot be underestimated. Organisations need to be ‘change ready’ and this must be enabled by leadership. A leader’s challenge is to set the scene...
Our research into trends in both the public and private sectors has resulted in a set of research insights that includes recommendations for council leaders looking to implement change. Through our work with authorities and their leaders, we understand the critical elements needed to drive transformation in the sector.Go
The Change Associates leadership event on the 20th September welcomed over 50 guests, associates and an expert panel. The event, "A New Kind of Leader", was an opportunity to gather a wider range of inputs for the research before releasing the full report later this year. To date we've had 8 key themes emerge on the drivers for a new kind of leadership, covering environmental, generational and org...
Political, educational and business leaders need to embrace ‘digital’ to the point where its use as an adjective becomes almost redundant. For this to happen, a new form of intelligence needs to be cultivated.
Some people feel they have to be good at every leadership dimension to justify taking on a leadership role. This has two critical consequences: leaders are making decisions so far out of their areas of competence they are damaging their business; secondly - potential leaders who recognise they have areas of weakness feel they have no place at the top table, which is a tragic waste of talent. We ex...Go
Today's organisations need a new model of leadership which no longer reveres heroes, says Val Sedounik. The truth is that an organisation is never a one-man show. So what's the alternative?