Managing Complex Change: tips to help leaders deal with the people challenges

Managing complex change: dealing with the people challenges

By Martin Cole

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There is an understandable tendency to focus on the practical and logistical aspects of managing complex change.

But, complex circumstances, give rise to some specific personal challenges for those involved,.

In this video, drawing on my own experience of moving my family 12,000 miles to the other side of the world, I reflect on how we can deal with these challenges, and the difficult decisions involved, and also how we can help those around us deal with them too.

Although the experience is a personal one, the ideas I discuss have a much wider application and can assist leaders and managers in the workplace who face the prospect of managing complex change.

Emotional regulation is critical to all kinds of high performance and success. But when complex change is involved it becomes harder for all of us to regulate our emotions given the inherent uncertainties, and ambiguities in the circumstances and anxieties that result.

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About the Author

I'm Martin Cole. I am a UK qualified lawyer, a leader within the financial services regulatory and compliance sector and an organisational and executive coach. I have an Master of Science (M.Sc). in coaching psychology and am certified as a coach by the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership. I also have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Hons.)) and was admitted as a barrister by the Inner Temple (now non-practising). I have lived and worked in London and Sydney and now live near Edinburgh in Scotland with my wife and two daughters. I support Crystal Palace FC, have wide ranging musical tastes (especially Jazz, Blues and Soul) and oppose mediocrity, selfishness and organisations that fail to value their people.