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The latest in operational and digital transformation through people.

   

What Lessons on Leadership Styles does Game of Thrones Offer to Business Leaders?

Any Game of Thrones fan knows the intense level of chaos in every scene of each episode that has played out over eight seasons which culminated in this week’s finale. Spoiler alert … heroes were lost, heroines were made, hearts and minds constantly changed, allegiances became interwoven, leadership styles were tested and individual stories of sacrifice and bravery played out before us.

How involving people in decisions which impact them delivers huge commitment

Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman in his book ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ reported on an experiment in which half the participants were randomly assigned a lottery number. The remaining half were given a blank piece of paper and a pen and asked to write down any number they would like as their lottery number. Just before drawing the winning number, the researchers offered to buy back the tickets.

Idea in brief: When we allow individuals to choose for themselves we are much more committed to the end result.

People and change: How to design an inclusive and consultative change process based on a psychological understanding of people’s needs.

Diogenes was one of the first to recognize that change is the only constant in our lives and we better get used to it. Digging your head in the sand and hoping that change won’t come is foolish and a waste of time.  We know from our experience of leading transformation change projects that understanding people’s response to change is critical to a project’s success.

Idea in brief: An understanding of how people respond to change should inform any and every transformation process.