Change Management Tools: The House of Change

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This article comes from Solitaire Consulting Associate, Tim Rogers MBA There are lots of models for change management that have developed over many years. Not all will work in all situations so it is essential to have several tools in your toolbox and select the right one for the right situation. The House of Change […]

Is “thinking outside the box” always better?

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(Image credit: pixabay.com) This article comes from Solitaire Consulting Senior Consultant, Corrado Anderson MBA. As a 30 year veteran of the technology and change management worlds, I have developed a healthy dose of cynicism when faced with revolutionary ideas or panaceas, doubly so if not supported by evidence.  A frequently misattributed quote states that if […]

The impact of the Coronavirus crisis on Meaning and Purpose

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Written by Tim Rogers, Associate Consultant Solitaire Consulting Ltd We are very often defined by what we do. We do not say he or she does accountancy we say they are an accountant. We even define ourselves by what we do. We would not say I do triathlon, but we might say I am a […]

Top 5 buying factors for Enterprise Software

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Whatever size business you are, selecting the right enterprise software is a big decision that you want to get right. Your choice of core system is one that will impact your business for many years to come.

The Importance of Communication During Change

I have written before about communication (click here), where I stated the importance of adapting your message to suit your audience, i.e. communicating the right message, to the right people, at the right time. In this post I am focusing on the effectiveness of your communication and providing some techniques for improvement. How we listen […]

Do you Worry About Things you Can’t Influence?

In 1989 Stephen Covey published his successful book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  In this book he introduced the concepts of ‘circles of concern and influence’, using a diagram similar to that below.  Covey’s premise was that we spend a lot of time and energy focusing on things that concern us but we have […]

Fix the Root Cause not the Symptoms!

I spend a lot of my time in a wide range of businesses helping them to identify and implement measures to improve performance.  These types of assignment generally start with a review of the current state of affairs (the ‘as-is’ situation).  Whether I am working with operational processes, technology, organisational structure or governance, a consistent theme is that the […]

Case Study: Law Firm Preparing for High Growth

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The Client A law firm specialising in intellectual property within emerging markets.  They have a global client base of high profile bluechip companies.  The firm has approximately 400 staff with offices throughout Africa. The Problem Following some changes within the Senior Management Team, including the appointment of a new Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, […]

Are you Responsible or Accountable?

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I was discussing the question of responsibility and accountability with one of my clients recently and they were having difficulty distinguishing the two.  This was one of the contributory factors why many of the strategies and projects they initiated failed to achieve the outcomes expected.   So what is the difference between being responsible for something […]

Boom or Bust? Time to Invest

I’m delighted to be able to introduce David Croydon of Hilltop Consultancy as a guest contributor to my blog.  David is a fellow member of The Lamberhurst Corporation Consultancy Network, who specialises in helping businesses with growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions.  If you are interested in what David has to say and would like an […]