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Avoidance – the easy option with hard outcomes

In Part 5 of our series on Managing Resistance, Ellie Pietsch explores how effective change leaders manage a common form of resistance – avoidance. Inspiring trust with your team is a key enabler in the success of your change initiative. Leading by example builds trust;

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Undermining – Dealing with difficult people

In Part 4 of our series on Managing Resistance, Ellie Pietsch explores how effective change leaders manage one form of resistance – undermining. Emotional intelligence and an awareness of group dynamics play a large role in anticipating resistance to change. More importantly, these skills allow

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Breaking through a defensive barrier

  Emotions drive behaviour, and in the workplace it is crucial to understand and acknowledge the emotions that drive resistance to change. Therefore, a key trait of the successful change leader is a deliberate and conscious approach towards surfacing and then managing the emotions underpinning

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Is there such a thing as too many questions?

In Part 3 of our series on Managing Resistance, Ellie Pietsch explores how effective change leaders manage questioning as a form of resistance.   Enlisting the support of your team is critical to making change happen. Increasing the capability of your team members to adapt

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Silence isn’t always golden

As leaders, we are often tasked with managing teams through disruptive change. However, change is a necessary precursor to growth, which in the current age of transformation simply replaces “business as usual.” Studies show that, without change management, between 50% and 75% of all manufacturing and technology

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Digital Transformation in bite-size chunks

EXPERT OPINION BY PARI SHETTY   Digital transformation is not only about sprints, stories, daily stand-ups or bi-weekly retrospectives. It’s about people driving an impactful transformational change. Digital disruption does not discriminate between small & large business. Instead the impacts are felt deep into the

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The 3 Secrets to Successful Digital Transformation – Why People are the most important element to successfully transform your organisation

BY WARREN BURNETT   Digital megatrends are transforming global organisations. Heavy Haul Rail networks are consistently being challenged to improve safety, network reliability and efficiency; all whilst driving down cost and meeting increasing product demand. An ever-growing amount of organisations are turning to innovative technological

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