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January 2017
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In a world of technological change.


Leading in a world of continual technological change is far more complex and far more exciting than ever before. It simply requires a different set of leadership skills.

In our first article, Randal Godden writes about the 4 most critical skills a CEO or executive leader needs.

In our second article we look at why we need to lead ourselves and our own lives before we seek to lead others.

Leading in a constantly changing world means that organizations need to develop a culture in which everyone in the organization is able to quickly learn and apply new technologies in a way that delights their customers. For this to work, we need to involve everyone in the organization and get them to go on a journey. This journey is an orchestrated combination of a number of journeys experienced by different groups in the organization. Our third article describes how these journeys work together.

Explaining the different journeys each group needs to take in a culture change is very complex. However, we know that pictures and images make complex ideas simple. So in our fourth section we introduce a number of info-graphics on culture change. We also introduce our new info-graphics magazine on flipboard.

We hope that these articles will help you to lead yourself, your team and your organization during times of constant change.

The Change Designs team

Leadership for CEOs & Executives


The 4 most critical leadership skills

For CEO's and executive leaders

This artice, by Randal Godden, has already gone viral on social network sites.

Having spent more than 50 years in business, covering the full spectrum of roles from junior cost accountant, functional general management, chief executive, chairman and strategist, Randal is well placed to write about the 4 critical leadership skills a CEO or executive needs to use.

The 4 most critical leadership skills.

Personal leadership


Lead yourself first

Dial up your personal power

As leaders, we use many leadership tools to lead our teams and organizations. But how often, do we apply these same strategic leadership tools to guide ourselves?

This article shows you how to use personal visions and values to steer you in your life. It shows you how to develop a vision or strategic plan for your life and how to discover your own personal values.

Lead yourself first

Corporate culture change



Corporate culture change

How to develop and sustain a corporate culture to thrive in a changing world.

In a simpler world of the past, culture change often involved having the CEO communicate new company values to the organization in a road show. Having done that, he could tick off culture change from his list of priorities as "done!" Changing a culture was relatively easy.

With today's rapid and continual advances in technology, many organizations are combining culture change with changes to technology, systems, processes and structures.

This makes corporate culture change more complex. As well as sharing and reinforcing corporate values, we need to build a corporate culture in which everyone in the organization is able to quickly learn and apply new technologies in a way that delights their customers. For this to work, we need to get everyone in the organization to go on a journey together.

Go to Corporate culture - the journey

Culture change info-graphics

corporate culture

Culture change journeys

Info-graphics detailing the different journeys taken by different groups in a culture change.

Different groups go on different journeys learning different skills, during a change in corporate culture.

In this series of infographics, we show the different journeys taken by different groups in a case study of a successful corporate culture change. The first two info-graphics are free. The other info-graphics are accessible to members.

  1. The overall journey taken by a company.
  2. The employee journey.
  3. The steering committee journey.
  4. The manager's journey.
  5. The change agents' journey.
  6. The executives' journey.
See our info-graphics magazine on flipboard.

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