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3 Tips for Getting Your Sustainability Project Approved

Pitching sustainability projects to senior management can be tough - and creating a convincing argument around the commercial benefits can be even tougher. We’re delighted to be writing Enabling Catalysts blogs on transformational change for our partnership with...

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Commit to Sustainability

The Planet Mark is a popular sustainability certification programme. It's a great opportunity to show your commitment and make savings, and on average, The Planet Mark-certified businesses make a 10% carbon saving per employee year-on-year through reductions in...

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A Useful Thought

The Little Book of Making Big Change Happen continues to make waves. "I find myself going to the book as a matter of course now," Carole Nicholson, Chairman Sussex Wildlife Trust, recently shared with us. Brighten your day with this 30 second extract from The Little...

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Inspire Your Team – For Free!

Fancy winning a free copy of The Little Book of Making Big Change Happen for yourself and up to 5 members of your team? Tell us your best wisdom on making big change happen, and if we love it (well, it is a competition!) we'll get some books across and share your...

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Leading Beyond the Current Climate

You may have strong thoughts on issues. But when is it right to speak out on affairs beyond your own authority or organisation? Take for example some prominent voices talking about the (disputed by some) issue of climate change: 1. Mark Carney, the Governor of the...

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Thinking About Your Legacy

When people look back on your work, your leadership, what you have stood for and how you affected things in the world, what will they see? What will they say? Having spent many years working with catalytic thinkers, leaders and bold organisations we're delighted that...

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Is your ‘Purpose’ working for you?

All organisations that create a big impact have a big, inspiring purpose. Get the purpose right and you will attract support, commitment and resources. For your team it will create a sense of ‘shared endeavour’. It can work hard for you and all you care for. In...

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New ERA, new culture

When you and your team are leading big change, there are inevitably going to be complexities, ambiguities and stresses. And in all organisations, it is standard for people to face a constant stream of performance reviews, critiques, 360s and more. Unfortunately these...

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Finding the Good Will

So the intent was to write a message of seasonal good cheer. But the news of recent days is making that a bit tough: violence, abuse, intolerance, professional misconduct, breaches of trust. A lot of hurt, anger and fear. Ho Ho Ho? The strange synchronicity is that we...

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Staying connected

How do I "stay connected"? People who are leading big change often tell us that they find it hard to "stay connected" - to the end result, the inspiring purpose - the energy source, if you like. For example, senior leaders at Macmillan Cancer Support have told us how...

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Getting good from bad

Neil writes: Some pithy words popped into my head a few years ago, and have made people up to good things smile on many occasions since: “It can be a fine line between Cr@p and fertiliser.” Often it’s just a matter of time to let things mulch down a bit. A testing...

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Calm ways through the storms

Much of the work we do supporting organisations up to big change involves working with boards, SMT’s and project teams. There are passions. And there are pressures. And inevitably there are different ways of looking at problems, and different suggestions for getting...

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Strategy for leading big change

It is always a real pleasure for us at One Leadership to discover an organisation that is leading big change in the world, and even more of a joy to be asked to help. And so it was with Publish What You Fund, an organisation that was established only six years ago but...

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