Monthly Archives: December 2013

The value of hiring an interim.

I was recently invited by VMA Recruitment to one of their Interim Management Advisory Panel breakfast meetings. These are great networking events and a rare opportunity for corporate communication consultants to debate topical issues. The discussion was fast flowing and … Continue reading

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When trust is broken.

We all know, from a personal perspective, how hard it is to trust someone again who you believe has lied to you or in some way abused your trust in them. It requires focus, commitment and demonstrable evidence over time. … Continue reading

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The fragility of trust.

I’ve been working on a blog about what businesses can do when trust in their leadership is being stretched to breaking point, and I began musing about the fragility of trust and the relationship between trust and respect: Trust: reliance … Continue reading

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Do as you would be done by.

In my view there is no better (or simpler) rule of thumb when you find yourself in the unfortunate position of making a colleague redundant. So why is it that, so often, due process seems to assume more importance than … Continue reading

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Overcoming resistance to change.

In my previous blog on change readiness assessment tools (“And the first step when initiating a major change programme is….?”), I highlighted the pivotal role organisational culture plays in the adoption or rejection of a major change initiative. Having written … Continue reading

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