When I started writing this chapter, to look at Peer Pressure and it’s value, I’ll be honest: my first reaction was to think of the expression in a negative sense. You only have to do a web search to find pages of articles that reinforce that negativity, with titles such as: “How to Eliminate Peer Pressure,” and “Social Media’s Responsibility When It Comes to Peer Pressure.” I’ve written this chapter to help leaders, managers, individuals, and HR professionals explore how to leverage positive peer pressure to create and sustain an Agile People and Culture. By the end of this read, you will know What it is, Why it’s important, and gain insights on Who benefits from it, and How we can leverage it.
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”
– Oscar Wilde
Marian is a co-founder of Project X Partners, which is a consultancy that focuses on Agile Values & Principles to enable the people side of change, for their clients.
Valued for her engaging communication style and her open, creative, yet pragmatic approach to solving complex organizational challenges, Marian has a proven track record of successfully designing integrated human capital architecture and developing strategically aligned people and culture initiatives. Her expertise in Agile People, Culture, Leadership, and HR transformation, coupled with her interest in the application of new and emergent learning technologies and approaches, ensures Marian provides leading-edge strategic advisory for her clients.
Additionally, Marian is a qualified NLP practitioner and an experienced Personal & Executive Coach and is certified in a range of psychometric & behavioral assessment tools including MBTI, SDI, and Voiceprint and is energized when working with leaders, teams, and individuals to support them in growing and developing to become more effective in achieving their goals.
Her passion for travel, photography, networking, collaborating, and design has provided her with numerous insights and stories, which hopefully one day will be published in a book she aspires to author.