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Practical business change articles

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Exceptions don’t prove the rule

How to handle exceptions gracefully

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Why does strategy get stalled?

Fired up by a Strategy Day, but nothing tangible is delivered?

Image of group of garden gnomes illustrating Fairisle article The Power of Teams

The power of teams

Unlocking the power of teams reaps real benefits

Image of a staircase leading upwards illustrating the Fairisle article Vision and expectations

Vision and expectations

Are expectations just planned disappointments?

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Are you ready to deliver?

When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras

Image of ornamental birds facing the same way illustrating the Fairisle article How to build consensus

How to build consensus

Why consensus is not the same as design by committee

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How to disagree brilliantly

Don’t avoid disagreements – learn how to disagree brilliantly.

Image of building work illustrating the Fairisle article Building for success

Iterative and incremental business change

Organisations aren’t like buildings

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Image of large hammer cracking small nut illustrating the Fairisle article Don't outsource your change

Don’t outsource your change

Change which is ‘driven through’ is unlikely to stick

Image of a vintage record player and vinyl records illustrating the the Fairisle article Deep and active listening

Deep and active listening

Listening looks easy, but it’s not simple. Every head is a world

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Do more – plan less

Do you feel that time is working against you?

Image of vintage toy car illustrating the Fairisle article Get your change started

Get your change started

Is there something you really need to change in your business, but you just can’t get started?

Image of ornamental birds facing each other illustrating the Fairisle article Relationship capital

Relationship capital

Relationship capital is taken to be the sum of all the relationships that make up a company.

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