Entries by Lucia Kelleher

Are atrocities perpetrated by humans increasing?

Humans have treated each other poorly for eon’s. When we collectivley experience events such as the past weekend, Orlando, football hooliganism, and the random slaying of an entertainer, amid more local events – many people feel unsafe and that the world is not a pleasant place. We hear things such as people are so self-centered […]

Status Quo – what is it?

Status Quo is a Latin phrase and means the current situation, the way things are now and refers to ‘wanting to keep things the way they are’. Status Quo is a misunderstood concept and is used increasingly as a means for individuals, teams, organisations and communities to stay put – in ‘safe territory’. How safe […]

Design thinking – is it the answer for our troubled organisations?

Deloitte’s latest Human Capital report is a fascinating read and as a credible and reputable document, it is second to none. Unlike the other big four, Deloitte’s did not disband their Advisory Services about 15 years ago. This lends exceptional credibility to their ‘thought leadership’ in this area as they critically, have ‘advised’ businesses all the […]

7 things that blah blah…………

The art of the head-line, the grab words: New; Now you can; How to get; The secret to; You can be like… and then there are the numbers.  7 is the magic number allegedly – why? Anybody’s guess. One absolutely indisputable fact in a word awash with sages, advisers and experts who espouse removing your ‘pain’, […]

Leading Change – A New Approach

Change failure or ‘paralysis’ has reached such levels within organisations, that many businesses are in a state of chronic dysfunction where they are falling behind and some may simply fade away, unless ironically – they change. There is a way, and it begins with decisive leadership. The most critical role of a leader and why they […]

I’m too busy to change

eally? What are you ‘busy’ doing? This is a question that high achievers, successful entrepreneurs, sports stars and the like don’t even have to ask themselves – and is the reason they are successful. For them change is something they do every day and it is an expectation that they continually need to adapt to presenting circumstances […]

Unpacking RESISTANCE to Workplace Change

The age of unpredictability or our VUCA – Volotile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous – marketplace of incessant ‘disruption’ is alien to the way we are programmed to behave at work and get things done. You don’t have to be a Neuroscientist to work that out. I am not interested in revisiting this ‘problem’ as I […]