A Visionary Who Executes

A Visionary Who Executes

Reflections: As I explore at the start of the podcast vision is such a grand word.  We think of great organizational visions or Martin Luther King’s famous dream speech. But remember, visions can and must exist at every level.  The things you need to change, to...
Lessons from a conservation visionary

Lessons from a conservation visionary

When you look back over the last century there are many people who could be regarded as conservation visionaries. One who really stands out for me, is George Waterston. Born in Edinburgh in 1911 to a wealthy family of printers and stationers, Waterston’s main passion...
Exercises

Exercises

What’s your vision?  What is it that you want to deliver over the next few weeks and months?  Take time to clarify that vision to yourself so you can articulate it clearly and concisely.  Remember, it’s not about great organizational viisons, or about changing the...
Kotter’s change model

Kotter’s change model

…an eight-step change process by John Kotter from the book “Leading Change”. That’s the academic text, but he has also written a fable, to demonstrate the eight steps in (for me) a more pleasing form. Titled “Our Iceberg Is...
Further Reading

Further Reading

Lead Like Mary by Barry Dore – Chapter 9: A Visionary Who Executes Leading Change by John Kotter Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter The Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney Good to great by Jim Collins – The Hedgehog...