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The challenge of engaging the next generation

The challenge of engaging the next generation

My partner and I have five siblings between us (oldest 28 youngest 20). It is really interesting to observe their behaviour. When they all get together there is a lot of talking but not much listening. Electronic gizmos abound all usually being used as they speak. The most interesting observation is that they all appear to live for the moment, what is happening in the...

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Why are we not developing leaders who can inspire their people?

Why are we not developing leaders who can inspire their people?

I meet a lot of people socially and when I ask them what their job is the discussion usually centres around how much they hate their job. I know from working with people over the years that the majority of people I meet are decent individuals who actually want to do a good job. I haven’t met too many people who wake up in the...

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The Silo Mentality: How To Break Down The Barriers

The Silo Mentality: How To Break Down The Barriers

Your senior team may share your vision but have they got a bit lost on how to deliver it? A silo mentality is very disruptive to organisations. It means that co-operation across the silos is poor, even a siege mentality can exists. I remember working in a large manufacturing company and everyone knew you didn’t put anything into hydrology as it just went into a...

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How much is Non-conformance costing you?

How much is Non-conformance costing you?

I have been astounded over the last few years at how much Non-conformance is costing some of our clients.. It seems to be a real problem for many. It is not just the financial costs, it also affects moral, engagement and innovation. When you start to look at it, most of them at some point have introduced quality programmes, lean concepts and measurement techniques. So...

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Friday share from Vital Resources (One Page Business Plan)

Friday share from Vital Resources (One Page Business Plan)

It is Friday and we want to share a useful tool that may help you with your role. Have you heard the one about consultants being accused of picking up ideas from clients and selling them on to the next client? Here is an idea that has given us that eureka moment which we are happy to pass on. Manage Your World on One Page....

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