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Managing the Change Game

"We are going through a lot of change right now"

"The restructure is being announced" "We are going to roll out the new strategy and there are a lot of changes"… you have heard these sort of words a thousand times. Change for many invokes fear, anxiety and the like. Why? How can we make change an easier and less complicated palaver? A session by Colin James in high demand is Managing the Change Game Brilliantly.

You would think that with ALL the change everyone has been experiencing in their lives of late we would simply get better at managing change better. So why aren’t we? Structural and organisational change often fails to understand and appreciate the psychology of change. Most adults hate change. Period.

In this session Colin James unpacks the psychological change cycle and, once understood, lets people and teams manage the whole process far more effectively.

This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination and has helped 1000’s understand the secret to making change easier.

What you will learn;

  • How to manage change with style and grace
  • How to support and manage a team through a change process superbly
  • What has stopped you achieving your goals in the past and how to ensure this does not happen again.

 

Followership

Good leaders create good followers and good followers create good leaders. Sounds kind of obvious right? Leadership is theoretically easy. That's why there are tens of thousands of books on the subject. Of course it's more complex than reading a book or article.

What constitutes excellent leadership?

Does the answer lie in focusing on "Followership"? Followership challenges both Leaders in organizations (how to be a better leader) and employees (how to be a better 'follower').

Colin James has been studying, exploring and researching the nature of Leadership and Followership for 3 decades. He draws upon a host of stories, references, humour and his unique graphic presentation ability to hold audiences fully engaged and enthralled. Above all it’s practical.

This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination. This is what you will learn:

What makes an excellent follower?

  • The 3 key reasons Followers follow and the 3 reasons they will stop
  • How to build authentic leaders that compel followership
  • How this knowledge can transform people and cultures

Lizard Management Strategies

The number one cause of workplace disruption, conflict, disengagement and low productivity is stress and anxiety. The ability to manage stress and handle anxiety is a skill. Now here is the fact that confronts many: the workplace does not cause stress and anxiety. How can we say this? Because, in any workplace, not everyone is stressed or anxious. Different people in the same context respond differently and, to keep it simple, respond either productively or negatively. What’s the difference?

Productive people who manage challenging environments well, who have what looks like natural confidence, who flourish in perceived adversity have well developed Lizard Management Strategies.

This is a deeply powerful idea that Colin James has been developing for 20 years. It leaves everyone who hears this keynote or completes this workshop able to handle stress and anxiety immediately in their lives – professionally and personally. This can be a catalyst for both a cultural shift and for personal effectiveness to skyrocket. LMS is a game changer.

Knowing what the Lizard is, and how it can managed, lives long in the minds of everyone hearing this powerful and life changing method. This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination. What you will learn;

  • How to eliminate individual and group anxiety
  • How to gain natural, effortless confidence in all contexts
  • How to never sabotage yourself again

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What Your Purchases Say About You

December 19th 2013

There’s no doubt about it, with $32bn expected to be ringing through the tills by Christmas, we sure know how to buy!

Whether it’s gifts for loved ones, treats for the Christmas table, or something special for ourselves – why we buy what we buy is the billion dollar question retailers puzzle over each year.

Stop Your Mess Draining Your Dollars

December 19th 2013

As businesses, and as individuals, often we are so busy racing towards the BIG goals and changes that we forget the tiny tweaks that can dramatically increase the availability of time, and also money.

It's time to be EXTREME

December 1st 2013

The future of your business depends on just two abilities.

Firstly, being able to come up with excellent ideas to expand your business. Secondly to be good at implementing those ideas.

There are thousands of books and articles about the implementation part, but comparatively little about quality business idea generation.

Over the last 25 years I have made my living coming up with good business ideas and over time I developed a system that allowed me to do so quickly, efficiently and effectively.

Below is a quick ten step methodology that will allow you to speedily generate lots of different ideas for your company. Whether you'd like to conceive new income streams, fresh marketing concepts, breakthrough positioning strategies or novel product ideas, this system will get the job done.

The Problem With Coin

December 1st 2013

San Francisco startup Coin today announced its first product — a credit card-sized device that digitally stores up to eight credit, debit, gift, or membership cards, and lets you switch between them by pressing a circular button on its surface.

It works with conventional ATMs and payment terminals but all is not as smooth as it seems. Here, Banking innovator and founder of Moven Bank Brett King, looks at the potential pitfalls of this product & what it means for the future of banking.

The BIG Pivot!

December 1st 2013

In this insightful video, globally recognized sustainability expert Andrew Winston makes the case that the way companies operate today cannot keep up with the rate of change in our physical world.

New Year's Resolutions

December 1st 2013

Make 2014 Your Most Productive Year Yet!

The ONE Thing You Can Do Every Day

Laura Stack, MBA, is America's Premier Expert in Productivity™. For over 20 years, Laura has worked with business leaders to execute more efficiently, boost performance, and accelerate results in the workplace. Her company, The Productivity Pro, Inc., helps leaders turn strategy into performance and achieve maximum results in minimum time. Laura is the bestselling author of six books, with over 20 foreign editions, published by Random House, Wiley, and Berrett-Koehler, including her newest work, Execution IS the Strategy (March 2014). Widely regarded as one of the leading experts in the field of performance and workplace issues, Laura has been featured on the CBS Early Show, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Connect via her websiteFacebook, or Twitter.

Bounce Forward Into 2014

November 27th 2013

On 11 September 2001 the world stood still — it was a crisis almost beyond imagining.

When the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the world was shocked.

As the second plane crashed into the towers and the world realised it was not an accident, the scale of the horror became apparent.

As far as crises go, September 11 was monumental and the images we saw on that terrible day will be seared into our memories forever.

And yet even that crisis created new opportunities.

Increase Your Emotional Equity!

November 27th 2013

It's that time of year again. The time of year when we, as busy professionals, are divided between countless roles on a daily basis – trying to do a million things at once.

Whether you are being a leader at a tough sales meeting or entertaining at the office Christmas party, it's important to pay attention to your emotions and how they are translating to your body language.

How to DOUBLE your business network!

November 27th 2013

We are at that time of year again when our social calendar goes through the roof!

Whether it's family gatherings, or office parties, we are all going to be taking part in an endless amount of conversations with new and interesting people.

How on earth will you survive?

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