This section contains articles and tools on strategic planning and strategic management. Use this section when you want to provide direction for your team, do strategy, or help your team to implement a corporate strategy, a new set of values or any project. Use this section to choose the right OD intervention for your team.
This section is designed for team leaders, coaches, strategy facilitators, strategists and OD practitioners.
The role of a strategic leader
- Characteristics of effective leaders. Strategic leadership. What are the characteristics and habits of effective leaders. What makes them strategic leaders?
Plan a team intervention.
- Organizational development interventions. What type do you need?What type of Organizational Development or change management intervention do you need? How do you choose the right OD intervention for your team?
Develop a strategic plan for your area
- The strategic planning process. When strategy fails. Most senior managers involved in strategic planning processes view strategic planning as a nothing more than a big pretence. Which it often is. Filled with great pretenders.
- Strategic planning at divisional level- develop a common focus. Five habits that help or prevent a team from achieving a common direction or focus. For divisional leaders.
- Evaluate strategic planning How to evaluate your strategic planning retreat. It all depends on what your team has achieved by the end of the strategic retreat.
- Strategic development. How to get a team to develop a powerful strategic plan.
This section contains articles and tools on team innovation.
It is designed to help team leaders, managers, innovation champions, coaches and facilitators to help their teams to innovate, think outside the box, or learn in a creative way.
Get a team to generate innovative ideas
- Innovation in the workplace. Stimulate innovation in the workplace with a team innovation workshop. An easy way to energize your team, build team spirit, and inject some fun and creativity into your work place.
- Innovation examplesInnovation examples through the ages to stimulate imagination and innovation.
Storytelling in business
- Teamwork stories How to use story telling to improve team effectiveness by Steve Banhegyi.
- An innovation method. Use questions as a tool for innovation and focus. Use questions as a method for innovation. Questions can be used to foster creative enquiry, change paradigms, solve problems and enhance wisdom.
- Storytelling in business. What is your intention? This article on storytelling in business considers how to match stories to the intention of the storyteller. Do you tell stories to persuade, sell, entertain or transform?
This section has articles around the theme of Team Leadership which includes change management and organizational development. This includes effective management skills, as well as how to lead a team teams in many different situations. It is designed for team leaders, coaches, facilitators, OD consultants and change agents.
Team leader skills
- Lead yourself first. Lead yourself before you lead others. How to use vision & values to lead yourself.
- Team leader skills - Managing Morale Managing morale is a key leadership skill because it determines whether or not a team has the energy, confidence and commitment to perform at their best.
- Inspiration at work. Team. How to inspire and motivate your team at work. Five practical EQ & SQ tips for inspiring others.
- Effective leadership. How to end the year on a positive note. The end of the year is a time to demonstrate symbolic leadership. Your task as a leader is to end the year on a positive note. This article shows you how.
- Managing change in the workplace. Write your own story. Managing change in the workplace is like writing a story. You, as author can choose whether you want to create a horror story or an inspirational tale of achievement.
- Why people resist change 10 reasons why people resist change
- Change champion What change champions do. A tribute to change champions and change agents who have changed our lives.
- Questions to ask a project manager before you prepare a change management strategy The first step in developing a change management strategy for a project, is to get a comprehensive briefing from the project manager. Use these questions during your briefing session.
- Restructuring organizations: Leadership after an organizational restructure Restructuring organizations is often an easy decision. But what problems do leaders face after a organizational restructure?
- How to rebuild morale after an organizational restructure. 4 organizational development interventions to rebuild trust, focus, morale and commitment after an organizational restructure.
- The role of a change agent during an organizational restructuring. The role that you as a change agent can play during an organizational restructure. An organizational restructure is like a hurricane, that knocks down everyone in its path.
Organizational Development Interventions
- OD Interventions case study: An employee morale problem A case study describing an OD intervention used to solve an employee morale problem. A one-day workshop design.
- Strategy implementation case study. A strategy implementation case study of an intervention designed to help a frustrated CEO. It describes a workshop for his executive and management team.
Diagnostic tools for organizational development
- Poor morale in the workplace - diagnostic toolA tool to help you diagnose poor morale in a team or organization. Based on a complex decision tree, this powerful coaching tool provides a quick way to diagnose your morale problem plus 40+ practical solutions.
- The basics of project management - Project management 101. The basics of project management by Anton van den Berg. What is a project? What do you need to know about projects? What a project manager does.
- Project management standards & phases - Project management 102. Project management standards, approaches and the 5 phases of a project. By Anton van den Berg.
- Effective project manager - emotional intelligence. How effective project managers use emotional intelligence to help keep their project teams motivated. By Susan Kziezopolksi
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