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May 2017
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Leadership & change

Get the balance right

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Leadership is about guiding others through change - to arrive safely and happily at an end goal. But to lead well, we need to achieve a balance between different roles, responsibilities, beliefs and behaviors.

In our first article, Randal Godden explains the role of the executive leader. How to balance functional, management and leadership roles.

In our second article we look at the balance of beliefs and behaviors of employees. In this info-graphic of change readiness, we consider what we expect from our employees when doing routine tasks, compared to how they need to think and behave to master a change.

Our morale affects how we adapt to change as individuals. The happier we are inside of ourselves, the more ready we are to learn new skills and behaviors While leaders can create a positive environment in their organizations, as employees and leaders alike, we are all responsible for our own happiness. In our third article, we look at how to discover for ourselves what makes us happy.

We hope that these articles will help you to enjoy a better balance during a organizational transformation.

The Change Designs team

The 3 roles an executive plays

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How to balance functional, management & leadership roles.

For CEO's and executive leaders

In this second article on executive leadership, Randal Godden discusses a problem most executives grapple with. How much time should we spend on leadership?

In this practical article, Randal Godden shares ways of determining the appropriate split between functional, management and leadership activities

How to balance functional, management & leadership roles.

Organizational change.

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Change ready employees

Info-graphic: How employees behave when they are ready for a change.

During any organizational change we expect our employees to easily adopt new values or learn new systems and processes. But change requires a different set of beliefs and behaviors from those we normally expect from our employees. To prepare our employees for change, we need to show them that what we expect from them during a change is different from what we expect from them when they do the routine side of their jobs.

This info-graphic shows the difference in attitudes and behaviors between employees that are successful in stable environments, compared to those who thrive during a change.

Change-ready employee info-graphic

Personal development

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How to be happy.

When happiness is a discipline rather than a result.

At first I viewed happiness as a relaxation. A letting go of responsibilities. Later on I viewed happiness as an achievement. One that involved setting and attaining a challenging goal. So I produced. I achieved. I was successful. But somewhere along the way I lost my mojo.

Reading the wisdom of many great philosophers, I found a different way to understand happiness. It began with understanding my own source of happiness - and what I discovered surprised me.

Go to blog post: How to be happy.

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