Problems. Whenever we have one and are perhaps feeling a little stuck when it comes to finding a solution, it occurs to me that it’s often because we only look at it through our own eyes. There is of course always another perspective. In fact, there can be several.
If you had a pound for every time you said to yourself, 'If only there were more hours in the day', would you be a millionaire?
I've met many people for whom time, time and time again is an ever present issue. Rather than accept that there are only 24hours in a day, the temptation is often to resist this all important fact and grow increasingly despairing about the amount of work to be done and the lack of time in which to do it.
However, as Carl Jung once said, 'What you resist persists.'
This may well be an opportune moment to step back, take stock and reflect on a new approach.
For this blog post we thought it would be fun to share with you some of our favourite quotes from the world of leadership, organisation development and coaching.
Notice which (if any) resonate with you and why. Quotes can be insightful, stimulating both reflection and action.
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Posted on Thu, November 13, 2014 in General
Have you ever had that feeling of sheer incredulity when you ask someone to do something and they simply don't do it? Or they do it, just not in the way that you asked?
We've all been there.
We often hear from our Learning and Development clients that a common challenge is encouraging staff to attend workshops without making them mandatory. There appears to be no easy way to engage with people around the importance of investing time in their personal development and workshops and training sessions often get viewed as a nuisance, getting in the way of ‘real’ work. Here’s where we have to learn the power of influence.
Research has shown that people respond to change in different ways. Some thrive on the energy of change; others feel powerless and see change as alienating. As a leader how can you work with your people to foster more of the former and less of the latter?
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