Day 25: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Behind the last calendar door is a heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you out there from all of us here at Katapult Partners!

This is a day and time of joy and kindness, letting go of any work concerns – and just being. We’re human beings after all, not human doings 😀

Door 24: We give away 3 signed Leadership Impact books!

How leaders lead transformation matters greatly. Your impact as a leader can make THE difference in transformation success.

This is why we, as it is Christmas Eve, give away 3 signed copies of Amazon bestseller The Leader’s Guide to Impact” by Mandy Flint and our CEO Elisabet Vinberg Hearn.

Please enter your name below to be in the prize draw – we’ll draw 3 winners before the end of the year.

Good luck!

Door 23: Hearts and Minds

We continue our reflection from day 22 on how to avoid Boomerang Change…

If you are serious about business/digital transformation, take a moment to reflect on how you can bring all the pieces of real transformation together – the WHY, the WHAT and the HOW, keeping in mind that real transformation is more about people than processes and tools.

It’s about connecting with people, with their hearts and minds.

And maybe Einstein said it best…

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking”

Albert Einstein

Isn’t it time to leave Boomerang Change behind and go for Real Transformation?

Door 22: Transformation, not boomerang change

Transformation, real transformation, is a marked, significant change, where the change is so thorough, so disruptive, so – well, yes, transforming – that it can’t go back to what it once was. A bit like how a butterfly can’t transform back into a caterpillar.

Real transformation requires more than a well managed project (to change processes, digital tools, organisational structure etc) – it requires a transformation of mindset, habits and culture.

And that transformation must be led from the top, where leaders themselves transform how they lead the organisation, how they behave, what they prioritise, what actions and behaviours they ignite in others.

Door 21: Share generously

In our Katapult Advent Calendar we continue to reflect on the human aspects of digital/business transformations that truly make a difference.

Things change fast, we all know that. New research, new technology, new innovations, new customer expectations, new regulations – the list is long.

This is also why the need to share is so much greater than ever before. No one knows everything, but everyone knows something others don’t. And when hat knowledge, idea or insight is shared, it’s multiplied.

So share it! Generously share what you know.

Door 19: Leaders as Role Models

The Katapult Advent Calendar continues…

Are you leading a digital or business transformation? Do you know quite how influential you are?

A leader’s focus, actions and behaviours have the potential to truly ignite the transformation. Leaders’ behaviours are contagious – leaders have the power to role model transformation through hope, engagement and digital immersion.

Are you that role model?

Door 18: Culture eats strategy for breakfast

Time for the 18th door of our Advent Calendar to reveal its contents….

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

These wise words are attributed to Peter Drucker, and many a leadership thought leader have built on them over the years.

Culture is an incredibly powerful force in any organisation, and must not be overlooked. Culture is “how we do things around here” – it’s all the implicit and explicit expectations that shape the habits at work.

Think about what you want to achieve with your transformation, and then reflect on how the culture needs to be to get you there. And then start shaping that culture with intention and through role modelling.

Want to know more about how to shape your culture? Let’s talk!

Door 17: Enjoy being IRL!

In the Katapult Advent Calendar we invite you to reflect with us on the important human aspect of digital transformation.

Day/door 17: Enjoy being IRL

In an increasingly digital world, grab the opportunities now and then to just be IRL; connecting human to human, communicating face to face.

When possible, put down the phone, close your laptop, and just go talk to someone.

Not only do we, as humans, need that interaction, it also builds/cements working relationships, can help avoid communication misunderstandings and generally speed things up.

Door 16: How to overcome change resistance

Today’s Katapult Advent Calendar is inspired by insightful change professional Ket Patel.

In conversation recently he described how he often gets asked the question “how do you overcome resistance?”

And his answer? “Don’t create resistance in the first place”

We love the straightforwardness and simplicity of that answer. In our experience, it’s often the simple but oh so important things that get overlooked.

Not creating resistance.

Not creating resistance.

That’s what change/transformation management should be all about, to be so open and inclusive, while painting an enticing picture of the future, that resistance doesn’t happen in the first place.

Thanks for the inspiration, Ket!