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Recipe for Change

A case study about the management of change in TV chef Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant business. Rick and his colleagues identify the factors that have been critical in enabling them to implement  change successfully. These are universal messages that can be helpful to managers in any kind of organisation.

key learning points 

Planning change

  • take people with you
  • give people ownership
  • anticipate problems

Delivering change

  • lead by example
  • adapt
  • support

Reviewing change

  • learn
  • be resilient
  • celebrate success

who is it for

  • managers and team leaders at all levels
  • team members
  • coaches and mentors
  • trainers and consultants

how to use it

  • model for giving feedback
  • framework for emotional intelligence competencies
  • emotionally competent feedback
  • group training and self-study

what you get

  • realistic dramatised examples of good and bad practice (14mins)
  • video 'chapters' organised by examples and commentary
  • video 'introduction to EI'
  • video commentary
  • facilitators guide with training notes and presentation materials
  • workbook with questionnaire for self study and use in group sessions


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"Change is inevitable and managing change is what success is all about..." (Rick Stein) 


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'Rick Stein’s blend of wisdom, emotional intelligence and humility as a leader is a refreshing example of leadership in the 21st Century.  Trainers will find this helpful in exploring the nature of leadership, change management, or simply the challenges of leading and managing a large, diverse and vibrant commercial enterprise. Another helpful Supernova product!’'
(Liz Wright, The Leadership Cafe)

'Every member of the team could identify with the learning points, context and the reality of the programme. The pace was engaging, the length just right and undoubtedly Rick Stein's involvement added credibility to the message!'
(John Armstrong, On Track Training)