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022 - Why do some people want change to be gift wrapped?

6/6/2018
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If you have experienced change in the workplace, you probably have met some people who will only get on board when all the T's have been crossed and the I's dotted. It is like they only get involved when someone else has gift-wrapped the change plan, so they don't have to take any ownership moving forward. Richard and Paul explore why this happens, and if you find yourself or those around you in this situation, how you can deal with it. This podcast is part of a series around the...

Duration:00:09:54

023 - Why do change leaders focus on the plan rather than the people?

6/4/2018
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It is not uncommon to find elaborate, well thought through, change plans missing just one 'small' component; the people. Why does this happen? Why do some change leaders get so lost in the detail of their planning their planning that they forget to bring the people involved along with them on the journey? Paul and Richard discuss what happens when 'people' gets left out of the plan, and why it feels easier just to focus on the plan, even when you know it is not the right thing to...

Duration:00:11:15

021 - Why Do Some People Find It Easier To Play The Victim Card Than To Get On Board With Change?

5/23/2018
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Sometimes being the victim is easier than moving forward. Rob and Paul explore why some people become victims in the workplace and how managers can help these people to engage with change in the workplace. This podcast is part of a series around the myths (the things that often get mentioned but are rarely true) surrounding organisational change. You can find out more about the series and access some of the Thinking Focus change resources at http://www.thinkingfocus.com/myths

Duration:00:12:59

020 - Why do some people take organisational change so personally?

5/9/2018
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Change at work can be difficult to deal with, but some people act as if the change is a personal attack on them. Rob and Paul consider why people occasionally react in such an extreme way and what we as managers can do about it. This podcast is part of a series around the myths (the things that often get mentioned but are rarely true) surrounding organisational change. You can find out more about the series and access some of the Thinking Focus change resources at...

Duration:00:15:22

019 - Why do some people think that managers are keeping secrets?

4/25/2018
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If you have ever experienced change at work you will be familiar with the conspiracy theorist that believes that managers know all the answers and are keeping it secret! Change means rapid learning and dealing with uncertainty, so as managers we are often aware of what we don't know. Often, it is our best intentions as managers accidentally feed these concerns in the people around us. Ricky and Rob explore how this happens, and what we can do to prevent it in the future. This podcast...

Duration:00:09:57

018 - Why do people go looking for evidence that supports their point of view?

2/28/2018
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Everyone has an opinion when it comes to change; however, sometimes we can only see the evidence that supports our point of view, even when the evidence that contradicts us is overwhelming. Rob and Ricky explore this, discussing how as managers we can gently help people to see all of the picture as we navigate through change. This podcast is part of a series around the myths (the things that often get mentioned but are rarely true) surrounding organisational change. You can find out...

Duration:00:15:06

017 - Why do managers allow some people to opt out of change?

2/14/2018
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When change happens in an organisation, it should mean change for everyone. However, sometimes, managers allow some people to opt out of the change process, making life difficult for everyone else. Rich and Ricky discuss why this happens, looking at the important role middle and line managers play in the change process. This podcast is part of a series around the myths (the things that often get mentioned but are rarely true) surrounding organisational change. You can find out more...

Duration:00:10:20

016 - Why do some people think that change can be bad for their career

1/31/2018
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Have you ever experienced a colleague who looks at every change the company makes as a personal attack on their career, even though the change is presenting them great opportunities. Change has a way of unsettling people, creating uncertainty that can mean that we cannot see the wood from the trees. Ricky and Rich explore what happens and how we can take control of these situations. This podcast is part of a series around the myths (the things that often get mentioned but are rarely...

Duration:00:10:51

015 - Why do some people think an emotional response will get them what they want?

1/17/2018
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Emotions are a normal part of any change, but in the workplace some people think and act as if their emotional response will allow them to get their own way. Richard and Rob explore why this is and offer some insight as to how managers can respond to people using emotions to dominate the agenda. This podcast is part of a series around the myths (the things that often get mentioned but are rarely true) surrounding organisational change. You can find out more about the series and access...

Duration:00:12:25

014 - Why do some people think if they ignore change it will go away?

1/3/2018
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Some people just don't like change. It can be uncomfortable and disconcerting, however, ignoring it will not make your life easier. Yet, in many organisations, there are people who do just this, pretending that the change is not happening in the hope that they can carry on regardless. In this podcast, Rob and Rich talk about this and give some insights as to why this might happen, and how we as managers can help people to better deal with change. This podcast is part of a series around...

Duration:00:09:57

013 - How do you turn thinking to your competitive advantage?

11/15/2017
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Most companies do the same things, with access to the same resources, making the people, and the way that they think one of the few differentiators left. In this podcast Ricky questions Rob, exploring how we can turn thinking into a competitive advantage? Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:12:00

012 - Why is thinking so important to business?

11/1/2017
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Thinking underpins everything we do, driving the actions we take which deliver the results we get, yet most people just take thinking for granted. Ricky and Richard explore how Thinking can have an impact on driving better results, showing how taking control of your thinking can deliver different results. Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:09:04

011 - What is the value of a growth mindset to business?

10/18/2017
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Having the right mindset is often talked about in companies, but how can a mindset make a difference to results. Paul and Ricky discuss how a growth mindset can help deliver better results, allowing individuals and teams to grow and learn from their failures as well as their successes. Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:13:31

010 - How can you motivate your team more effectively

10/4/2017
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Ever wondered if there was anything you could do to motivate your team to achieve the goals and tasks that they have been set? Ricky and Paul ponder this by exploring how relevance and purpose can be used to engage and motivate. Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:09:55

009 - How does visualisation help goal defining?

7/26/2017
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Is visualisation an effective goal defining technique, or is it just day dreaming. If you have big goals or aspirations, visualisation can be a very effective technique. Rob discusses with Ricky how you can use your imagination to define your future. Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:10:27

008 - How can you write goals for things that are touchy feely?

7/12/2017
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Some goals are easy to write down, they have clear defined outcomes. However, goals for feelings, such as confidence, or for perceptions such as relationships or expectations are much harder to articulate. In this episode, Rob explains to Richard how you can use a benchmark withing SMART to create clear simple goals around these harder to define areas. Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:06:24

007 - How can you get your team to contribute more ideas?

6/28/2017
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Ever asked one of your team, what do you think we should do? Did you even get an answer? Getting people to contribute ideas sometimes can feel like pulling teeth, but it does not need to. Rob explains to Paul how, with a few simple steps, you can help everyone channel their creativity and expand the range of ideas available to you. Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:14:57

006 - Should the R in SMART be Realistic or Relevant?

6/14/2017
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Have you noticed how some people use realistic, while others use relevant? So which is the right one, does it even matter? Rob and Rich discuss the merits of both. Maybe they might change your mind about which one to use. Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:09:05

005 - What's the best tool to use for writing a goal?

5/31/2017
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Is there just one way to write a goal, or are their different techniques? In this episode, Rob and Richard discuss how to select the most appropriate approach making defining your goal easy. Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:08:53

004 - Why can't goal writing be easy?

5/17/2017
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Goal writing sometimes seems like a mystic art form, limited to a very few highly trained experts. Are goals really that difficult? Richard and Paul discuss how to make goal writing really simple. Find out more about Thinking Focus and the work we do to help people get out of their own way at www.thinkingfocus.com

Duration:00:10:26