Love the resistance – Change better…

Source:www.philosophyib.com We’ve all complained about those who resist change – ‘…if only they would move on or move out!’… ..well let’s turn that around and embrace the resistance at least for a while…in that resistance I have often found truths, Read More…

How to replace 10,000 spreadsheets with an A3 page!

We are all only too familiar with the horror stories that surround spreadsheets since their creation back in the 1960’s. In fact some reports suggest that close to 86% of all spreadsheets contain errors. In many businesses not only are Read More…

Objectives are Little Understood

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but very few managers get objectives right.  And it is not the manager’s fault. Source: www.chipscholz.com The fault lies with the old rule that objectives must be SMART as in Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Read More…

Are you enabling people to trust you?

Working with managers at different levels and in many industries, I consistently get asked various questions on how to manage better. One that surfaces most often, especially in large organisations is “ How can I trust my team to do Read More…

The Big Short – how our decisions are nudged

When faced with a decision, we all believe we are weighing the facts objectively and making rational, thoughtful decisions. Source: www.economist.com In fact, science tells us that in situations requiring careful judgment, every individual is influenced by his or her Read More…

Middle managers: implementing strategy and leading change

They are the Mintzberg’s ‘middle line’, these men and women we rely upon to implement strategy and lead change.  They have the experience, ideas, networks (formal and informal) and continuity to translate a vision into action, to execute complex interdependent Read More…

Want a resolution? Keep things simple in 2016

You can do great things in 2016 if you don’t spread yourself too thin – so be ruthless and realistic about your goals! Source: www.hiveage.com With the New Year upon us, I am afraid I can guarantee you a few certainties to look forward to this year. Irrespective of Read More…

Building High Performance Cultures

Organisations are feeling the pressure to hold on to cost savings achieved over the last number of years whilst simultaneously increasing service impact or profit in a challenging economic environment. “You need to do more with less” is the mantra Read More…