change management

Engage with your stakeholders more effectively – stop talking about communication!

Guest blog by Fran Bodley-Scott, 25th August 2016 Editorial note: I came across Fran in my work for the APM Enabling Change SIG. She has developed an ‘ABCDE’ model for communication, which she offered to coach me on in support of a publication that we are preparing. I was very impressed by the effectiveness of …

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Brexit – exploding some myths and reinforcing some truths about responses to change

By Elisabeth Goodman, 3rd July 2016 As someone who writes and gives talks about managing change, and trains and coaches people in how to lead change, I feel compelled to write about one of the most dramatic examples of change that 72% and more of the British electorate are currently experiencing. I believe that the …

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Reaching for emotional intelligence – a manager’s guide

By Elisabeth Goodman, 17th May 2016 Why is emotional intelligence such an important skill? Emotional intelligence helps us, as individuals, to cope more easily with the ups and downs of work and life.  It helps us to build stronger relationships, collaborate with and influence others more effectively and to make better decisions.  In a work …

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More common factors for managing successful change

By Elisabeth Goodman, 29th January 2016 APM events are a great opportunity for developing our professional knowledge I led a seminar this week for the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Branch members, as a member of the committee of the APM Enabling Change SIG and also as an independent change practitioner. It was apparent from the level of …

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A celebration of change with One Nucleus and Taylor Vinters

By Elisabeth Goodman, 30th April, 2015 Our host, Patrick Farrant from Taylor Vinters, opened yesterday’s proceedings at the One Nucleus Network Meeting in Cambridge on Managing Change with this quote from Richard Branson: “A company that stands still will soon be forgotten” A show of hands from the floor confirmed that those present were almost unanimously …

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From stoical survivor to natural navigator – strategies for proactive change programme managers.

By Elisabeth Goodman, 26th February 2015 Roles of those associated with change programmes I’ve just come back from delivering a seminar for the Midlands branch of the APM, with my colleague (and Chair) on the APM Enabling Change SIG, Martin Taylor. The event, “How to keep programmes on track and teams inspired during periods of change”, attracted …

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Managing change, communities of practice, coaching for project management and more. Elisabeth Goodman’s 2014 blogging year

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.  The most popular topics were ones carried over from previous years: managing change, communities of practice and coaching for project management. Many thanks to my readers and to my guest bloggers too! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera …

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Common factors for managing successful change

Reflections prompted by discussions at APM Presents: Project Management in Practice, October 16th, 2014 By Elisabeth Goodman, 25th October 2014 The same issues arise for managing change, whatever the size of the organisation. There are also some common factors for managing successful change, whether the change involved is IT, organisational or process-based. I recently co-led a …

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Engaging staff in operational excellence – a case study on the visual workplace

Managing cargo shipments in the Port of Felixstowe I’ve been catching-up on my business reading.  I always find something fascinating when I do…. True to form, my efforts were quickly rewarded this morning, with a case study on digital signage at the Port of Felixstowe in the August 14th issue of Business Weekly. This article caught …

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