The five best ways to demotivate your new recruits

27th April 2018|

How to avoid failing your new recruits
It’s interesting how many friends and clients complain about how bad their induction process for new recruits is. It seems their organisations invest a lot of time, money and effort into selecting and hiring the right person. However, they forget that the way they treat their new starter has a […]

Dealing with an uncertain world

5th February 2017|

Volatility ahead
Cliches aside, the only thing you can be certain about in 2017 (or indeed anytime in the foreseeable future) is uncertainty.  You only have to look at where we are now compared to where we were this time last year to see how predicting anything is dangerous.  (Don’t worry, I’m not going to […]

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5 secrets to successfully making your resolutions stick

3rd January 2017|

Making your resolutions stick
It’s that time of year when many of us are looking to make commitments to do things differently in our personal lives. However, I also want to reflect on workplace resolutions too. Success in making changes to your leadership style or to the way your team operates is based on the […]

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The Myth of the Perfect Strategy

21st November 2016|

Does the “perfect strategy” exist?
In the work we do, we see lots of time and effort put into creating strategies. Sometimes it can look like the quest to create a perfect strategy is more important than its delivery. Endless research, reporting back, refining, realigning, re-researching, testing, re-refining … the story goes on.

Here we want to […]

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Presentations in times of change

16th August 2016|

(“Presentations in times of change” is a Guest blog by Simon Raybould of Presentation Genius – http://presentationgenius.info)

If you’re leading people through change, the chances are you’ll get some resistance from at least some of them. (If you don’t, you’re in luck – but make sure everyone isn’t just going along with it as a result […]

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Your 31 least productive hours each month

31st May 2016|

We spend 62 hours per month in meetings
According to recent research by Atlassian, we spend on average 62 hours in meetings per month and consider half of these as wasted time. This means that your 31 least productive hours each month are most likely spent in meetings.

So we’ve all probably tried to do something about […]

Five decision-making strategies you should know

24th October 2015|

Making the “right” type of decision
One of the dilemmas leaders have to come to terms with is choosing the right decision-making strategy. Getting it wrong can be expensive in many ways. For example, precious time is wasted trying to consult when a quick decision is needed. Conversely, hasty, unilateral decision-making when large scale buy-in […]

Insourcing your change

11th September 2015|

As the saying goes, “Give a ‘man’ a fish, and you feed ‘him’ for a day; show ‘him’ how to catch fish, and you feed ‘him’ for a lifetime”.   But how does this play out when it comes to leading change in your organisation?

A recent article in Fast Company Magazine concluded that outsourcing “change” […]