Category Archives: organisational culture

Working in a Changing Environment

  Late last year I had the pleasure of working with  several large groups at one of Hong Kong’s tertiary institutions. They had been struggling with change and how to work with it productively. Much to their amusement I suggested … Continue reading

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Quality in Organisations

Recently I was involved with an organization who had to address the issue of quality and how they would achieve it and know when they were there as part of their accreditation process. It occurred to me that while thinking … Continue reading

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Teams in a Time of Change

I recently facilitated a workshop for a Government department Young Professionals Network. This particular department had recently gone through massive organizational restructuring. Valued relationships were broken down and new ones needed to be formed to achieve the necessary  work. There … Continue reading

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Leadership, Risk and Personal Safety

Leaders today need to be “learning agile”. This means taking risks, reflecting and innovating. ( The attached article from CCL “Learning About Learning Agility”  Learning_Agility_CCL2012 explains this in detail and provides a model for these behaviours ) The article also identifies … Continue reading

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We All Have the Right to Feel Safe All of the Time

When I worked for police, we were involved in delivering and promoting a program known as Protective Behaviours. In the context I was working in, it was aimed at young people and provided a terrific way of making decisions in … Continue reading

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Metaphor

Metaphor is a powerful way of: developing ideas, starting a conversation, transferring knowledge and developing an understanding of complex concepts. In much of the work I undertake I weave in metaphor at some point and often along with story.  It … Continue reading

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KM Asia

Recently at KM Asia in Singapore I co facilitated a workshop with Arthur Shelley from Intelligent Answers. We aimed at facilitating the workshop so the participants could develop an understanding of the use of metaphor through the Organizational Zoo (see … Continue reading

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Organisational Values and Behaviours

I recently facilitated a workshop for a client who was grappling with the issue of organisational values. In initial discussions we agreed that the values were meaningless if just posted on the wall as words.  What one word means to … Continue reading

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“No You Can’t Do That”

Recently I have been coming across people who are finding the whole notion of getting their ideas knocked back really frustrating. The RMIT students I mentor were talking about it,  people who are in big organisations are describing it to … Continue reading

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Organisational Culture

  Last week I attended  a webinar that got me thinking. The focus of the webinar was organisational culture and the relationship of Unwritten Ground Rules (UGRs) and the locus of control. UGRs according to Steve Simpson are “the way we … Continue reading

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