About Steve Barlow

Steve is Managing Director at The Change Gym. He is a Certified Change Fitness Coach and an organisational change readiness consultant. You can contact him on steve@thechangegym.com.

Boost Your Performance

By |2021-02-20T21:49:20+10:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

How do you boost performance in your organisation? Do you use incentives to inspire people to perform better? Or perhaps you rely on performance reviews to provide feedback, maintain accountability, and set new targets.Sure, all these can have their place, but they also have their limits. Incentives don’t inspire everyone, and they can create a culture where people only perform if you give them special treats. Performance reviews can sometimes be harsh or not effective at all.There is nothing wrong [...]

Create Star Performers

By |2021-01-28T12:33:25+10:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: General|

It’s often said that people are your greatest asset. But not all people equally. For instance, Google found that 90% of their teams' performance was produced by just 10% of their people. And we're all familiar with the 80/20 Rule. Some people are star performers - the ones you want to keep and the ones your competitors would love to poach. But other people are average performers, and some are poor performers. So, you’re already getting great value out [...]

4 change readiness questions

By |2020-12-22T09:25:27+10:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Change Readiness|

An organisation’s change readiness is its readiness to succeed at the change process. It is not about an organisation’s readiness to begin a change project – it is about readiness to succeed at the change process. Stakeholders who are unable to succeed at the change process level cannot help an organisation succeed at the change project level. Project success occurs when an acceptable number of stakeholders succeed at the change process within an acceptable timeframe and at an acceptable [...]

What we do

By |2020-11-23T12:05:10+10:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

What we do We help leaders deliver organisational change projects that are more successful, easier to achieve, with less risk, and at less cost.We do this by helping them build the change readiness of their organisation.This is achieved by focusing on 4 areas:increasing the individual change capacity of stakeholdersimproving the change leadership capabilities of the teamcreating a change-friendly culturealigning the policies, processes, and structures to support change Questions we help you answer How can we understand what change readiness is?How [...]

How We Work

By |2020-11-20T08:09:00+10:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

How we work Our initial meeting will be an introduction to build a general understanding of your needs and how we might be able to help you. This meeting is free of change.People are often referred to us because they experience some problems around organisational change and/or change leadership, but they may not always know why these problems occur. So, if you decide to engage us, we will want to build up an understanding of what lies behind the problems. [...]

Leading Successful Change

By |2021-01-28T12:35:09+10:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Leading Successful Change By Dr Steve Barlow Every leader wants to be successful. Many leaders look and act successful on the outside. Many also lay awake at night – worried about those cracks in their armour. When it comes to change, around 70% of leaders are not as successful as they would like to be. It helps to have other people to blame, and other people certainly play their part. Change is almost never executed to perfection, and stakeholders [...]

Managing Change and Free Will

By |2020-07-12T16:18:50+10:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: Managing Change, Uncategorized|

When you’re managing change it’s obviously best if stakeholders want to follow you of their own free will, rather than being dragged into change against their will. The question is, how do you get people to want to do what they ultimately have to do? Some people may question whether people really do have free will. I am not one of them, so let’s assume they do. What is free will? But when we speak of free will, we [...]

Changing Organisational Culture

By |2020-07-08T18:00:37+10:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

We often think of the culture of an organisation as ‘the way we do things around here’ or ‘the way things are’. Culture seems to convey some sort of reality – the reality of how things are.One possibility among manyBut just think for a moment about ‘how things are’. Sure, what we see around us in the organisation is, indeed, how things are. But how they are is not the only available option of how things could be.Think about shopping. [...]

4 Tips for New Coaches

By |2021-01-28T12:38:16+10:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coaching|

4 Tips for New Coaches It was my first day on the job. I stood by the window, waiting for my first coaching client to arrive. I felt nervous, quite unsure of what to expect, but also quite excited. I wondered how I would relate to my new client group. Would I understand their views of reality? How would I relate to their stories? How would they relate to mine? Would it be hard to make a connection? There [...]

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