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  • Apollo 11. 40 years on – Leading Teams with a compelling direction.
    in May 1961 declaring I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind or more important for the long range exploration of space and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish In his book Leading Teams Richard Hackman argues that in all successful teams leaders set a direction for their team which is clear challenging and compelling I would also add that they present the direction with impact as Kennedy did Kennedy s goal was clear notice he didn t simply give the goal of landing on the moon it was landing on the moon and returning safely to earth This clarity served to mobililise attention In previous posts we have commented that you need to be careful what you wish for when setting goals Kennedy also provided clarity around the timescale associated with the goal Without the before this decade is out time limit NASA would arguably have taken far longer to achieve the goal The goal was challenging with a real chance of both success and failure Hackman suggests that a goal needs around a 50 50 chance of success to be truly challenging and of course there were tragedies along the way to the success of Apollo 11 Finally the goal was compelling invoking the importance for mankind as well as for the USA and so emotionally engaging for all those involved It was also compelling because it was made clear that the means would be provided but the NASA team had to figure out the way to do it Clearly they would also be held accountable and the missions

    Original URL path: http://www.iridiumconsulting.co.uk/2009/07/apollo-11-leading-teams-with-a-compelling-direction/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Coalition and Leadership – who could help you today?
    Us What People Say Contact Us Iridium Blog Menu Home Leadership Leadership Development Programmes Management Team Development Leadership and Management Development Coaching 360 Degree Feedback Development Centres Team Team Coaching Team Development Coaching Coaching Skills Training Executive Coaching Presenting Yourself With Impact Coaching Creating a Coaching Culture ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching ILM Level 7 Certificate in Coaching Coach Supervision Solutions In house Interpersonal Skills Workshops Emotional Intelligence The Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI Specialists Presenting Yourself With IMPACT Insights Discovery Developing Talent Personality Profiling Making Change Happen Work Life Balance In House Programmes and Coaching Recruitment and Selection Resources Presenting Yourself With Impact at Work The Book Books And Resources Meet Us What People Say Contact Us Iridium Blog Coalition and Leadership who could help you today 13th May 2010 With the launch of a coalition government it got me thinking how often we assume we have to do everything on our own when there may be ways of involving others others that until now we thought as competitors or rivals Who could you partner with today Food for thought Posted In Uncategorized Search for Recent Posts Creating Collaborative Teams Collaboration at Work Where can I get the

    Original URL path: http://www.iridiumconsulting.co.uk/2010/05/coalition-who-could-help-you-today/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Coach CPD - Coaching Conference 2nd October Stowmarket
    networking A range of engaging and informative speakers will lead us through a series of keynote speeches and workshops providing participants with a range of new insights and tools that they can immediately use in their coaching practice There will also be time over lunch to network with attendees from across the Eastern Region All attendees will receive a CPD continuing professional development certificate Your hosts are the the European Mentoring and Coaching Council Eastern Region Cambridge Norfolk and Suffolk Networks The event is sponsored by the Suffolk Coaching and Mentoring Partnership Keynote Sessions Your ego and its impact on your coaching Julie Starr author of The Coaching Manual and Brilliant Coaching In this session we will look at how one of the barriers to coaching other people is our own sense of self our ego We ll look at the challenge of relaxing our natural urge to retain a sense of control during a conversation eg to solve the problem or know the answer Challenging Coaching Going beyond traditional coaching to face the FACTS Ian Day and John Blakey authors of Challenging Coaching Ian and John challenge long held coaching principles such as being non directive building rapport and holding to the individual s agenda questioning their relevance to a 21st century organisational environment Workshops Creative Interventions for Coaching and Supervision Alison Hodge Using creative interventions to address individual group and organisational change issues Enabling the Manager as Coach Julie Starr An exploration of how coaching supports the busy manager s role and what it takes to engage them in the opportunity of coaching The Thinking Environment and Coaching Ruth McCarthy An introduction to the principles of Nancy Kline s renowned Thinking Environment and its relevance to coaching including some of the significant supporting neuroscience Coaching for Mental Toughness

    Original URL path: http://www.iridiumconsulting.co.uk/2013/09/coaching-conference-october-2nd-stowmarket/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Lessons for Leaders and Managers:Bradley Wiggins
    as soon as Wiggins win was secure someone said to me I bet that will be your next blog I must admit initially I wasn t sold on the idea as it seemed to me to be down to Wiggins deep desire exceptional fitness for the task and a vast outlay of money that enabled him to have the best riders supporting him the best manager best backroom staff etc For sure desire fitness for the task and money are components of many successes but it is hardly a new story is it It was only when I was in the car flicking through the radio channels that I came across an interview with Dr Steve Peters on Radio Five and realised there is a new story Peters is the sports psychologist for Britain s elite cyclists and a big influence in building the resilience within Wiggins to sustain the mental as well as physical challenge of such a gruelling race In Peters book The Chimp Paradox he explains how he got the cyclists to wrestle with their nagging inner voice and to control their emotions by giving them an easy to use model of what was going on in their brain The latest neuroscience suggests that for any stimulus there are three very different pathways activated through the brain that can trigger a response Peters labelled the paths as the human or logical thinking path the computer or automatic path and the Chimp or emotional path Peters states The Chimp is an emotional machine that thinks independently from us It is not good or bad it is just a Chimp and you are not responsible for the nature of your Chimp but you are responsible for managing it Peters argues that once we acknowledge our emotions once we acknowledge

    Original URL path: http://www.iridiumconsulting.co.uk/2012/07/bradley-wiggins-the-chimp-and-responsibility/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Leadership is a process
    Home Leadership Leadership Development Programmes Management Team Development Leadership and Management Development Coaching 360 Degree Feedback Development Centres Team Team Coaching Team Development Coaching Coaching Skills Training Executive Coaching Presenting Yourself With Impact Coaching Creating a Coaching Culture ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching ILM Level 7 Certificate in Coaching Coach Supervision Solutions In house Interpersonal Skills Workshops Emotional Intelligence The Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI Specialists Presenting Yourself With IMPACT Insights Discovery Developing Talent Personality Profiling Making Change Happen Work Life Balance In House Programmes and Coaching Recruitment and Selection Resources Presenting Yourself With Impact at Work The Book Books And Resources Meet Us What People Say Contact Us Iridium Blog Leadership is a process 26th Jun 2010 Peter Northouse in his book Leadership and Practice defines leadership as a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal He explains that defining leadership as a process has implications it means that it is not a trait or characteristic that resides in the leader but a transactional event that occurs between the leader and his or her followers Food for thought Posted In Emotional intelligence Leadership Leadership Executive Coaching Search for Recent Posts Creating

    Original URL path: http://www.iridiumconsulting.co.uk/2010/06/leadership-is-a-process/ (2016-02-17)
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  • The Starfish Thrower
    Talent Personality Profiling Making Change Happen Work Life Balance In House Programmes and Coaching Recruitment and Selection Resources Presenting Yourself With Impact at Work The Book Books And Resources Meet Us What People Say Contact Us Iridium Blog Making a Difference The Star Thrower Story 17th Dec 2009 We often ask people which blog post is your favourite We receive a variety of responses Different tips appeal to different people However a common theme has emerged It seems that many of you like a good story This story illustrates how even the smallest steps and actions can make a difference The Star Thrower Making a difference Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work One day he was walking along the shore and as he looked down the beach he saw a human figure moving like a dancer He smiled to himself and wondered what the dance was about So he began to walk faster to catch up As he got closer he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn t dancing but instead he was reaching down to the shore picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean As he got closer he called out Good morning What are you doing The young man paused looked up and replied Throwing starfish in the ocean I guess I should have asked why are you throwing starfish into the ocean The sun is up and the tide is going out If I don t throw them in they ll die But young man don t you realise that there is miles and miles of beach and starfish

    Original URL path: http://www.iridiumconsulting.co.uk/2009/12/making-a-difference/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Presentations: Story Telling and the Life of Pi
    really help you get a message across quickly and allow you to present yourself with impact As I write this I am thinking of the award winning film based on Yann Martel s book Life of Pi which vividly illustrates the art of negotiating the impossible in this case sharing a lifeboat with a Bengali tiger It is a remarkable and moving tale of a boy s battle for survival against all the odds and results in a remarkable show of resilience mental agility and physical strength not to mention the extraordinary development of a knife edge relationship with an animal that has the power to kill him In the film a Canadian author played by Rafe Spall is told that Pi has a story that will make you believe in god This got me thinking about the impact stories can also have in business presentations and how we can use metaphors to make messages meaningful Maybe by the way the story of Pi was a metaphor for what actually happened to him Calls to action Nokia s burning platform An example of the power of a story at work is when Nokia s chief executive Stephen Elop stunned his company in 2011 by telling the story of an oil rig worker facing the choice of almost certain death by fire or jumping into a freezing sea Elop said that Nokia too was on a burning platform and had to make very stark choices This call to action metaphor enabled Elop to mobilise support for his strategy and plan of attack to ensure Nokia s survival in the mobile phone market 2 years on it seems to be succeeding and Nokia remains in the market Cultural Stories In conveying corporate values too often organisations rely on bland statements hung in

    Original URL path: http://www.iridiumconsulting.co.uk/2013/04/presentations-story-telling-and-the-life-of-pi/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Cialdini, NHS waiting times and positive language
    Cialdini See his book Influence is bringing tangible cost improvements for the NHS at no cost In particular the cost of missed appointments no shows and Do Not Attends DNAs have been reduced using the principle of social proof and positive language that we teach on our influecing and leadership workshops I was interested to read that in trying to reduce missed appointments some hospitals put up signs on waiting room walls as to how many people failed to turn up guess what missed appointents went up However when they put up signs explaining how many people attended attendance went up If you want something to happen put it in the positive discuss what you want them to do If you give people social proof that other people are doing it then the chances are they will too So now waiting rooms have signs saying how many people attend and ask for help in improving further these figures Food for thought Let us have your feedback Full article Recently the result of a fascinating set of studies sponsored by INFLUENCE AT WORK BDO and the NHS was released INFLUENCE AT WORK led this research with Dr Suraj Bassi and Dr Rupert Dunbar Rees of BDO This research examined DNAs Did Not Attend No Shows in doctor s offices DNAs are a significant and costly problem all over But according to The King s Fund there is an estimated direct loss of 700m annually due to patients failing to come to their appointments or failing to cancel in time The goal of this study was to find simple and cheap approaches to reduce DNAs This pilot study is now being peer reviewed by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine In one condition patients making their appointment were asked to verbally repeat the date and time for their next appointment before hanging up the phone This simple and virtually costless change used the Principle of Consistency an led to an immediate reduction in DNAs by 6 7 In a second condition which again employed the Principle of Consistency nurses and receptionists when making the patient s next appointment in person instead of filling out the small white appointment card asked the patient to fill out this card themselves This small change produced an 18 reduction in DNAs A common practice at GPs and within hospitals is to have a very visible sign in waiting areas that highlights the number of DNAs that previous month This is not only wrongheaded but encourages exactly the opposite behavior that these medical offices are trying to extinguish Because the Principle of Social Proof is so powerful instead of discouraging DNAs this poster was actually encouraging DNAs by insinuating that it was a very common practice to not show up for medical appointments Such use of the Principle of Social Proof can work to help or hurt desired activities In an attempt to reduce DNAs the researchers replaced these signs with alternate signs that simply

    Original URL path: http://www.iridiumconsulting.co.uk/2010/08/cialdini-reaches-the-nhspositive-language/ (2016-02-17)
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