May 8, 2020
Do you hate change, or love it? - It depends whether the change is imposed (like tax) or chosen (like marriage) - Philip Cox-Hynd
I reached out to Philip via LinkedIn and was delighted he agreed to be the show. This podcast was serendipitously inspiring, Philip provided a master class in his approach to change management with key lessons we can apply to our own lives.
Philip's approach is refreshing as it turns on its head the outdated and sadly still practiced change transformation methodologies that rely heavily on top-down power, enforced and disempowering change initiatives. Instead, Philips approach is bringing about 'Change by Choice' by:
- Vision: Developing and communicating a vision clearly and often, so everyone could see what the future held.
- Power: Establishing a powerful guiding coalition, involving all those people who had a hold on the reins.
- Engagement: Enthusing staff to choose to be agents of change by first nurturing mindfulness and then spotlighting the gap to be crossed.
- Involvement: Organising volunteers to draw up and be advocates for a change manifesto. People support what they help create.
- Measurement: Setting early-win and longer-term goals and validating progress promptly in line with their fast-response culture.
Philip implemented this approach at Ella's Kitchen now worth £100m, whose founder commended our change management for setting them up to continue their exceptional growth in "a better-managed and more focused way."
Based in Henley-on-Thames UK, Harley Young is an implementational consultancy, comprised of change gladiators!
The co-founder, Philip Cox-Hynd, dovetails his expertise in human development with strategy and process improvement.
In the human development field, his expertise was gained leading public seminars for Exegesis (the UK version of Landmark Forum) in the 1980s, working with the Human Awareness Institute of California, as well as collaborating with John Grinder, co-formulator of NLP.
Philip combined this expertise with insights gained working with the inventors of business process re-engineering, work on strategy at Henley Business School UK, as well as hands-on experience on client projects over 25 years, delivering lasting corporate change.
This combination led to Philip becoming a strategic and cultural change management expert and, through his company, Harley Young, he has designed and implemented growth-led change programs for large and small corporations such as Barclays, Pfizer, Microsoft, Arup and Ella's Kitchen.
Philip is a Vipassana meditator - Vipassana is the origin of mindfulness - and he started this discipline in 2003, continuing to this day.
In 2019, Philip authored a book Mindfulness and the Art of Change by Choice: Radical Leadership for Managing Change.
A must-read for anyone seeking to master change.
Sit back, tune in and enjoy, this podcast will make your life Boom!
Thank you Philip - This will be a classic Show!
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