Monthly Archives: March 2012
I hope you have enjoyed following my blog over the past few months. If so, you have the opportunity to carry on reading but on a new site.
You can access all my new blogs by logging on to www.kay-lambertassociates.co.uk as of today March 12th 2012.
You will still be able to view my old blogs on this site for a while.
Thanks for reading.
We’re bracing ourselves to deliver another intensive 5-day Train the Trainer programme. By the end of it we will be exhausted and the client will have 8 accomplished trainers who are ready to deliver key modules as part of their Culture Reshaping journey. Working with other trainers really keeps us on our toes, which is how we like it.
Running an Influencing Skills workshop for a Housing association client. It’s great when people realise just how resourceful they are and how many options they have.
Running more Absence Management courses this month. One of our clients already has absence below 2% but like us, they believe that it can be and should be lower. You don’t get and keep these low levels by punishment and fear, but by creating great places to work.
We’ve been working with a great actor, Carol Noakes, who really brought a performance management workshop to life for one of our clients. The uncanny skill of people who are so attuned to what the situation requires, brings resonance to the role play and participants start operating at a completely different level.
But why should it? (dramatic pause).
‘Normal’ is a pseudonym for ‘dull’ or ‘boring’ or ‘just so-so’. It’s hardly inspiring.
Instead, I think we should be getting in shape to play our very own leading role in the performance of our company.
Work spaces are dramatic places.
- They are alive with twists and turns and cliff-hangers.
- They have a motley cast of characters: designers, directors, technicians, creatives; walk-ons, guest appearances, leading and supporting roles.
- They buzz with the energy of egos rubbing up against each other.
- They vibrate with the tension of unspoken thoughts and feelings, humming with rich sub-text.
The drama unfolds in fits and starts: one day it’s more like a soap opera; the next it starts to feel like a Danish thriller. It veers from sublime comedy to ridiculous whodunit in an instant.
So the stage is set for a great performance, and you are the person that can give it.
You don’t need to be given top-billing. You don’t need your name in lights (or on a door). You don’t need to prepare an acceptance speech or come over all emotional. You don’t even need to remember your lines because there isn’t a script.
Despite all this, you have the power to find a role that inspires you and then play it. By bringing all your strengths to bear, you can elevate your performance to levels that will inspire those around you.
So whilst the judges retire and the red carpets get their long-awaited beating, let’s get our act in gear. This time next year you could be …
whatever you want.