Archive for the ‘Organisational change’ Category

Resilience is a current trend in organisations, often connected to the themes of wellbeing and mental health. People are shipped through half-day modules on how they can be more resilient, and stressed and overworked leaders are told they must be role models for resilience – “as if we’re not busy enough,” they often seem to […]

Read MoreMarch 9, 2020 10:18 am - Posted by Pete_Hamill

Where there’s a diverse range of people and opinions, there will always be conflict. The success of any organisation hinges not on trying to get rid of conflict, but instead on learning how to manage it better.  There’s only one organisation that I have worked with, where people had physical altercations in the office. That […]

Read MoreAugust 30, 2019 7:16 pm - Posted by Pete_Hamill

Many of the leadership development programmes that I am asked to take on have a theme of equipping managers to handle ambiguity and uncertainty. In today’s world where change and uncertainty are key themes, leaders are required who can remain calm and collected, who are able to think things through and come to reasoned responses. […]

Read MoreApril 15, 2011 12:33 pm - Posted by Pete_Hamill

The recent student protests in London, and other UK cities, are more reminiscent of French or Greek protests, than the usual UK response. Now, whilst I deplore attempts to harm others and wilful vandalism, these protests have reminded me of the vital importance of getting angry. (I could also use the word passionate here, but to […]

Read MoreApril 4, 2011 4:15 pm - Posted by Pete_Hamill