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Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

You won’t need the oratory – just the process.

Charismatic leaders follow a surprisingly similar process to promote change. You can use it in conversation with your team or community.

First, acknowledge the values or beliefs you share. (Maybe, to feel proud of the work you all do.)

Next, tell them why it’s essential to change by showing that their beliefs or values are under threat. (Maybe, ‘Other organisations are showing that we’re inefficient, locked into old ways.’)

Now, offer them hope with a vivid picture of what you can all do to live up your team’s values. Always use inclusive language, so we and us - not you and I. And, build their trust by your own example.

The skill lies in using charismatic techniques in natural ways. If they say, 'You know, you sound just like Martin Luther King', you'll know you need a lighter touch.

About Ralph Brown

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Ralph is our founder and managing director. He has a background in psychology, television journalism and business.

Ralph's passions are psychology and writing. He leads workshops on both and speaks to conferences on the psychology of thriving at work.

In 2011  Professional Speakers Australia awarded him its top speaking accreditation, the CSP.

He has written six books and more than a hundred articles on psychology and writing. International research journals have published his articles reviewing the research on resilience.

Ralph's enjoys trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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