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Making shift happen!

Practising what I coach (preach?) and reflecting, with my own coach and with peer-coach-consultants, on the value I create for my clients and my unique approach to the work has led, over the last year, to a rethink and rebranding of my company. Here's a link to my latest blog about the visual results of that process: Making shift happen!

Added by Chris Grieve on March 5, 2013 at 8:38 — No Comments

Hey, hey, we're the monkeys

My latest blog post exploring the connection between leadership, culture and the recently published review into the crisis in Australia's Olympic swimming team.
http://meridianprime.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/hey-hey-were-the-monkeys/

Added by Chris Grieve on February 20, 2013 at 9:19 — No Comments

Time to banish the beige!

Talking about helping to make shift happen, both personally and professionally.  Check out my latest blog post: Banish the beige!

Added by Chris Grieve on January 23, 2013 at 4:53 — No Comments

Metaphors and stories

We had a well attended event on Friday 19 October 2012 at Roots & Shoots in south London. David Sharman and I enjoyed presenting our ideas about influencing change using metaphors and stories.

Participants were introduced to Walt Disney's Creative Strategy and challenged to parallel process the three roles: the dreamer; the realist and the critic (or wise observer…

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Added by Chris Grieve on October 24, 2012 at 5:23 — 3 Comments

Poster Presentations

In the margins of many academic conferences poster presentations are well established means of communication. There are well established conventions, templates and guidelines. I am not aware, however, of poster presentations being used in leadership development programmes and I wonder if other AMED members have experience of this application of what can be, after all, a highly effective, completely original and very flexible form of communication.

Added by John Evans on September 15, 2012 at 1:14 — No Comments

Performance enhancement secret!

In my new blog post I muse about the evil mastermind (according to some French journalists) behind Team GB cycling success! Go to The View From Zero Degrees to discover the secret.

Added by Chris Grieve on August 30, 2012 at 3:34 — No Comments

Transforming sacred cows into purple cows

My new post on my blog: The View From Zero Degrees.

Was Steve Jobs a master of transforming sacred cows into purple cows? How might you do that too?

http://meridianprime.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/transforming-sacred-cows-into-purple-cows/

I'd love to know what you think. Leave me a comment.

Added by Chris Grieve on March 13, 2012 at 8:15 — No Comments

What's your hedgehog factor?

My new post on my blog: The View From Zero Degrees.


How might your hedgehog factor influence the way you participate in teams and contribute (or otherwise) the effectiveness of teamwork?

http://meridianprime.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/whats-your-hedgehog-factor-2/

Added by Chris Grieve on December 5, 2011 at 11:10 — No Comments

Corporate Education Newsletter

Hello Everyone

David thought you might be interested in reading my most recent newsletter - Corporate Education Insight. It gives an insight into some of my thinking and research relating to corporate education and organisation development, as well as some key issues/trends developing in the Australian workforce.

Please note, it is the 'Spring' edition in Australia:…

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Added by Lindsay Ryan on December 5, 2010 at 23:39 — No Comments

What are the chances that I'll fall off a ladder?

I was reminded horribly of our different attitudes to risk a few days ago, when we were roused just after 7.00 by a strange sound.



Turns out the wonderful man who's been cleaning windows in our street for over 15 years had fallen while washing our neighbour's windows.



A--- was lying there in next-door's front garden, his arm bent rather alarmingly under him.…

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Added by Penny Walker on October 29, 2010 at 10:01 — No Comments

Problem Solving and Action Learning

As we wait for the details of the Comprehensive Spending Review it is clear that government departments, firms and individuals will have to respond and adapt to “new “ challenges. Here I suggest a way to tackle this, a methodology , that combines ideas from Action Learning (Reg Revans) with the…

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Added by paul maisey on October 19, 2010 at 7:43 — 1 Comment

Making my work a no-fly zone

Last time I flew for work was in 2007, running a workshop in the Netherlands. I had tried to find a way to go by boat and train, but couldn’t make the timings fit in with other commitments. The last time I flew for pleasure was so long ago that I can’t remember.



I have turned down all work that involves flying since then, but without being up-front about this. I say I’m unavailable or “I’m sure…

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Added by Penny Walker on September 21, 2010 at 8:55 — No Comments

A 4 Step Leadership Success Model

1) A four step checklist for leadership success. How would you/your team rate your performance ?…

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Added by paul maisey on August 11, 2010 at 4:15 — No Comments

Tasting the Future: tangy fresh process

As you may have noticed, I’m a process aficionado.



I love to hear about innovative ways of helping people have the conversations they need. I love to try out new processes as a facilitator and a participant. I network with fellow facilitators

through AMED as well as the IAF and a facilitators’ group on linked-in. I read about unorthodox approaches, and…

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Added by Penny Walker on July 2, 2010 at 5:21 — 2 Comments

These important newsletters may interest you.

Hi All,

These important newsletters may interest you.

Bruce



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Sent: 20 May 2010 17:54

To: Pete Riley

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Immediate release 20 May 2010

Syn-bio organisms need public scrutiny and controls – Call for immediate moratorium

The announcement from… Continue

Added by Bruce Cornock Nixon on June 7, 2010 at 7:25 — No Comments

What makes a network successful?

I've been studying more and less successful networks to identify what works well. We discussed this topic at the recent St Albans AMED gathering. And these seem to be some of the characteristics:…

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Added by Paul Z Jackson on March 27, 2010 at 4:05 — 3 Comments

Why Creativity is Going Green

As individuals and firms look for a competitive edge we are all urged to be more innovative and creative. Yet there are many myths around creativity that sometimes make it hard to know what works. Read on for fun creative ideas that are proven both practically and scientifically.…

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Added by paul maisey on February 26, 2010 at 7:47 — No Comments

Dancing with preparation and responsiveness

Frequently, my work involves large group workshops and teams of willing volunteers acting as support facilitators. They may be drawn from the client team or from the wider consultant team. They are often technical specialists or traditional communications specialists, and sometimes – but not always - they have facilitation experience.



In a recent workshop, I was faced with quite a challenge:



* Up to 50 participants who we’d invited to help with the larger project;

* A… Continue

Added by Penny Walker on January 25, 2010 at 4:37 — No Comments

Business Accountz Independent Review by Henry Hardoon FCCA

Business Accountz Independent Review by Henry Hardoon FCCA

The Company was founded in Cambridge

in 1985 and started trading as Apricote Studios specialising in Music

and Business software and produced the Account Book in 1987 for the

Acorn BBC B.



In 1999 development work commenced

on the architecture of Accountz for business and in the 2009 December

issue of Computer Shopper Magazine the software gained a Best Business

Buy Award (five stars) for… Continue

Added by henry hardoon on January 22, 2010 at 5:30 — No Comments

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