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8 Jan 2020, 09:46
Change is constant. Some of us will be enthusiastic about opportunities for change, and yet occasionally find ourselves unexpectedly struggling with a particular circumstance. Others of us find change difficult. How we respond to change in work and home settings may also differ. Understanding our own and others' responses to change and finding ways to navigate, influence and support these responses is a valuable skill for individuals, managers and leaders. There are lots of principles, tools and methodologies available to help us with this.
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5 Feb 2019, 09:27
Various authors have researched and written about the nature of inspirational leadership - what it is and how to develop this competency in oneself and in others. These are qualities and competencies that we also aim to develop in RiverRhee's Transition to Leadership course. So here is a summary of what we have discovered
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3 Sep 2018, 09:13
Liz Mercer, RiverRhee Associate and lead trainer for RiverRhee's "Coaching Skills for Managers", highlights the nine key skills for coaching from an August 2018 Harvard Business Review article
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17 Feb 2018, 10:26
We have had over one hundred managers complete our RiverRhee Introduction to Management course since we started running it in 2013. The course includes thirteen modules and there are some key learnings that our delegates have helped us to identify from each. We use these key learnings in our free taster sessions for managers, HR practitioners and CEOs. Here is a free preview of the headlines!
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19 Jan 2018, 08:30
Many of the people that we work with find themselves in a project management role with very little formal training. Whilst there are some very good and sophisticated courses out there, these may not be what these new project managers require at this point in their career, or for the scale of projects involved. We have found that a one-day overview can provide the essential mindsets and toolsets to set these project managers on the right track.
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26 Dec 2017, 10:40
High performance teams address all three aspects of how they work: their thinking (or the head), their social interactions (or the heart) and their mechanics or operations (sometimes referred to as their gut!). In our work with teams, we have so far identified 14 aspects of team working, or "prerequisites" that fall under these three headings. We have also supported teams in carrying out a temperature health check, or diagnostic, combined with a workshop, that together will help teams to achieve high performance.
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6 Oct 2017, 06:57
Lean and Six Sigma originated in manufacturing, and yet has proven benefits across a wide range of sectors and disciplines. These include research and development in the Life Sciences and service areas such as Library and Information Management, IT, HR and Finance. Michael George’s “Lean and Six Sigma for Service” has invaluable insights to offer on this subject.
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31 Jul 2017, 09:03
Communities of Practice appeal to some of our intrinsic motivators: to be part of a community of like-minded people, and to continue to learn and develop our knowledge. Used well, they can also fulfil a greater purpose: to resolve some previously unresolved challenge. Guest blogger, Matthew Loxton, shares some of the benefits and behaviours of successful Communities of Practice.
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18 May 2017, 08:49
In 2011, Lucy Loh (past RiverRhee Associate) and Elisabeth Goodman (Owner and Principal Consultant) co-wrote "Organisational change: a critical challenge for team effectiveness" for Business Information Review, 28(4) 242-250. We subsequently featured extracts from the article in a series of blogs. That describing Robert Dilts Logical Levels of Change has been one of the most popular. It is a tool that can be used both as a diagnostic, and as a planning tool in a time of change.

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