“Energizing Change” – 5 Steps to using Strengths to Lead Change
We live in a world with ever increasing amounts of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA). Said differently, we are experiencing a world that is changing faster and more dramatically than any other time in human history.
As leaders of change, it is important that we become more able to notice how we respond to these conditions, and the ways we impact others, as we all move towards an unknown, unclear, unformed and uncertain future, co-creating a world where more people #lovework.
Last week I gave a talk in Los Angeles for International Coaching Week. As I was on the plane flying home I read through my feedback forms, and noticed a couple comments indicating the participants would have liked more examples of workplaces that help people work freely in their strengths. I’ve heard this request a … Read More
By James Brook Joint Founder and MD, Strengths Partnership Ltd Every day leaders face tough challenges and changes impacting their organizations. Choosing how to respond in any given situation provides a “moment of truth” which determines how a leader is perceived and their impact on the organization’s results. Most leaders find themselves alternating between … Read More
By James Brook Joint Founder and MD, Strengths Partnership Ltd The value of inquiry or powerful questioning is now well established and becoming even more relevant given today’s hyper-competitive, fast changing and complex business environment. Some of the benefits include: Inviting people to share diverse perspectives and ideas Empowering people to think for themselves … Read More
2016 was a bit of a whirlwind of shocks, surprises and information overload. What with Brexit happening in the UK, Donald Trump being elected US president, continued global economic turbulence and a barrage of new information and technology coming towards us at breakneck speed, many were left wondering ‘what does it all mean?’ by the … Read More
We seem today to be surrounded by devices, books, ideas, apps to help us get as much done in as short a time as possible. Many of these approaches have merit and (sometimes) we do seem to get more done in a day than was ever possible even a few years ago. Another, more old … Read More
As we look into the fresh beginnings of a new year, I wanted to offer a bold idea that could absolutely transform your organization in 2017: What if you could replace your entire people strategy with the diagram above and a simple mantra? That may seem crazy, but hear me out… For each individual, the zone where the two circles … Read More
This article was originally posted on beForte.com, here. History has been made: the first woman presidential candidate has taken the debate stage along with a businessman who has never been elected to political office. I found it interesting to watch the debate from a position of seeing strengths in action. I will let you decide who … Read More
This article was originally posted on beForte.com, here. The first U.S. Presidential debate of the 2016 election season is tonight. It may very well be the most watched television event in US history. In fact, only the Super Bowl may get a bigger audience than this debate (we will see how many watch Monday Night … Read More
This article was originally posted on beForte.com, here. It’s safe to say that the 2016 U.S. presidential election is one of the most interesting in modern U.S. History. I have personally voted in 8 previous presidential elections and have never quite experienced such contention, emotion, and polarized electorate. Nor have I experienced such indecisiveness in … Read More