Category: Transformation & Change

Performance Management

I recently read THIS Point of View paper from Achieve+Forum on performance management. It has some great statistics on the issues with current performance management systems. Essentially many of the large HR consultancies have said that they are not fit for purpose. I think most people… Continue reading

The Business Case for EQ

 As was preparing to deliver a two day open course programme for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership on Emotional Intelligence, I did some research on the business case for EQ. One of the documents I came across, was THIS excellent one from It has some… Continue reading

SBI Feedback model – Situation Behaviour Impact

I while back I did some research around popular feedback models (Posts tagged “feedback“). Recently I was developing some materials for a client and they requested to use the SBI Feedback model. I did know of it, though personally do not use it, as I… Continue reading

Shane Sutton – Performance coaching – A conversation Sketchnote

Yesterday I had the opportunity, at a private event for OTD,  a training company I do associate work for,  to listen to Shane Sutton OBE talk about performance coaching for a few hours. Shane is currently the Technical Director of British Cycling and was previously head… Continue reading

Graphic Scribing – Working Out Loud project 2

I have been working around graphic scribes for the last 22 years, since working alongside, the now deceased, Paul Richardson back in 1994 for a really huge OD / Transformation project. His work really inspired me and the groups that we worked with. I know… Continue reading

How to create good habits – Sketchnote

This is another sketch note done whilst on a flight. “How to create good habits” is a pretty easy read with some key messages from research around habit forming from Cary Bergeron. How to create good habits:

4 Disciplines of execution – Sketchnote

This is another slightly wonky (done on a bumpy flight, like these) sketch note of the 4 Disciplines of Execution. I have done this previously, but wanted to see if my second attempt was better. I am pretty happy with this version. Still need to work… Continue reading

EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 Certified

I had not written this up and so looping back to it. I recently got certified by High Performing Systems on the EQ-i 2.0 / EQ-i 360 from MHS. The model is extremely well developed and the psychometrics of it are very robust as it is… Continue reading

Making habits, breaking habits – book summary

These are my raw notes that I took as I was reading “Making Habits, breaking habits” by Jeremy Dean who is the creator of the excellent PsyBlog.   1 – Birth of a habit 21 Days habit forming myth comes from Dr Maltz (1960 Psycho-Cybernetics) and… Continue reading

Mindset diagram

I was just searching for a quote in Carol Dweck‘s book “Mindset” and stumbled upon this great image around mind set. I thought it was pretty pertinent to the recent blog articles about habits. The quote I was looking for was “Becoming is better than… Continue reading

Mini habits – Book summary

These are the raw notes I made as I read Stephen Guise’s book on Mini Habits. I decided to read this book due to the crossover with the work of BJ Fogg on Tiny Habits. Mini Habits – Introduction People struggle with change: Big intentions… Continue reading

Dots, Spans and Paths – Personal change

Starting or continuing habits is pretty tricky for most people, as they do not consider the impact of the B=MAT formula. BJ Fogg in his work at Stanford has developed a simple grid to explain all of the permutations of behaviour / personal change. Each of… Continue reading

Behaviour change – Mistakes

Whilst looking at creating habits and behaviour change through the work of BJ Fogg, I came across this short slide show on SlideShare entitled “Top 10 Mistakes in Behavior Change” from the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford. These tips are not just great for considering… Continue reading

Fogg’s Behaviour Model – Forming a habit

As I look to keep up blogging for the year, I have been reading more about BJ Fogg‘s work on how to change behaviour and create a strong habit. Fogg Behavior Model Fogg through his research, suggests that three things must converge in order for a… Continue reading

Habits not resolutions

I am not a big fan of new year resolutions as they tend to be very unspecific, or SMART as they would say in the world of coaching / management. This resolution is not one of those ones like lose weight or do masses of… Continue reading

Comfort Zone

This is the fifth in a series of articles around key concepts that have impacted me personally and professionally over the course of my career. I cam across the phrase of comfort zone early in my career when working at Plas-Y-Brenin, The National Centre for Mountain… Continue reading

Thinking Tools – DATT

This is the third of ten blog articles around concepts that have had a significant on me as a manager, leaders, coach and facilitator. When considering to change career in my very early twenties and get into working in people performance improvement in organisation I… Continue reading

Stop Challenge Choose

This is the second of ten blog articles around concepts that have had a significant on me as a manager, leaders, coach and facilitator. “Stop, Challenge and Choose” is a powerful concept that I learnt back in 1994, when working with a client to deliver… Continue reading

Circle of concern and influence

This is the first of a series of blog pieces around what I consider to be the most essential concepts I have come across in the course of my 20 years as a manager, leader, trainer, coach. The first of these is attributed to the… Continue reading

Video: Coaching in organisations

Not a long post really, just a short video from the International Coach Federation who have certified me as a Professional Certified Coach around coaching in organisations. Many thanks for visiting and watching, Andi Roberts