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Influencing for Change – Techniques to make real ripples in your pond

Influencing is one of the top skills that every change practitioners needs. The ability to have an effect in indirect or intangible ways, especially when you are in a position that doesn’t command authority in the organisation, can be difference between success and failure in your change activities.  

Girl Shaped Flames Patron of Fire

Valiente joins Girl Shaped Flames

Valiente is thrilled to be joining Girl Shaped Flames as their official Partner of Patrons of Fire. Valiente literally means ‘brave’. For us, empowering future generation of leaders is as important as supporting leaders within our client organisations. We believe embedding brave change in our society starts with ensuring the skills to lead bravely are given to those who will see us into the future.

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Understanding high performing teams

One of the challenges we face time and time again is getting high performance from our delivery teams. The thing is, a lot of the time project teams have never worked together before and they need to go through this forming, storming and norming before they can reach performing. Or do they?

Reframing with VUCA Prime

Are you Primed for change?

We all know the old VUCA model of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity and I believe it becomes more relevant as we face the increasingly tempo of change in this environment.

Throwing the baby out with the bath water

Going Agile: throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Organisations need to consciously enable agility if they want to keep up with the rate of change. Everyone seems to be moving to Agile ways of working… but you can’t just add water and hope that it grows your organisational agility.

Step Away from the Burning Platform

Step away from the burning platform

Talking about the elephant in the room is one thing. Defining what ‘effective executive sponsorship’ actually looks like is a bit of different conversation. There is mounting research that is challenging the traditional ‘burning platform’ “change or die” leadership approaches we so commonly see advocated in traditional change management.

Step away from the burning platform

Step away from the burning platform

Talking about the elephant in the room is one thing. Defining what ‘effective executive sponsorship’ actually looks like is a bit of different conversation. There is mounting research that is challenging the traditional ‘burning platform’ “change or die” leadership approaches we so commonly see advocated in traditional change management.

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Digital Transformation—it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room

Over the 20 years Prosci has been conducting the Change Management Best Practices research, sponsorship has been ranked the #1 contributor to the success and failure of initiatives. Which makes it surprising that in a recent article, “Digital Transformation Is Not About Technology”, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) avoided the elephant in the room. This is despite reporting that …

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Digital Transformation—it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room

Digital Transformation—it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room

Over the 20 years Prosci has been conducting the Change Management Best Practices research, sponsorship has been ranked the #1 contributor to the success and failure of initiatives. Which makes it surprising that in a recent article, “Digital Transformation Is Not About Technology”, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) avoided the elephant in the room. This is despite reporting that for every $1.3T invested in digital technology $900B is wasted.
So let’s talk about that elephant…

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