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December 22, 2013

The real challenge of 2014

From all of us here at People Alchemy, we wish you a most enjoyable and relaxing Christmas and New Year. And then what happens? 2014 happens. Are you ready? William Gibson said "The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed." How does this apply to you? What trends are starting that

December 15, 2013

Plans which don’t happen

Last week I talked about failing to plan. Then there are those people who love to plan but fail to execute, and a plan only comes to life and delivers its reward when executed. Execution does not mean just starting, it means taking responsibility for seeing it through, for making sure the planned outcome is

December 11, 2013

Improvisation for leaders and managers – yes, and your team

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What can you do as a leader and manager if your meetings or workshops lack the sparkle they need? For some reason, it just doesn't happen the way you want, and your participants are stifling yawns, getting bored and restless. Was it The Stranglers who said, “Something had better change”? Well you can take a

December 8, 2013

Plans which don’t work

I have come across managers who are reluctant to make plans because the plans won't work. They are missing the point. The politician Denis Healey is reputed to have said: "Don't expect to work without a plan... but don't expect your plan to work." The value in a plan comes from the process of making

December 1, 2013

What’s in your head is real…… to you

To manage people, you need to know where emotions come from, because people are motivated to do things based on their emotions. We talk to ourselves and think about the things that are happening to us, the things that have happened to us, and the things we think will happen to us. This is our