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Lord Smith, Good Example of Statesmanship

Lord Smith, Good Example of Statesmanship

Have any of you noticed the lack of Statesmanship that exists in business? Many will remember leaders in their life who had positive impact on their development. These were the leaders who set high standards for themselves but also for you, they stimulated participation, they had a can do spirit, as well as many other positive behaviours. I was really taken by an interview given...

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Organisation’s Structure blocking your Employee Engagement effort?

Organisation’s Structure blocking your Employee Engagement effort?

If you have a hierarchical structure it can make it difficult for the people at the bottom of that structure to feel engaged, it can also make it difficult for communication across the organisation. By putting the people who create the wealth at the CORE of the organisation, and give them the SUPPORT they require. (Usually the people who need to support the core are...

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5 Essentials for Project Team Success

5 Essentials for Project Team Success

The vast majority of our assignments in the last few years have been to help organisations energise project team’s of various types and sizes. It never ceases to amaze that organisations still put groups of people together to work on a project without giving everyone involved the opportunity to be clear of the goals/objectives of the project and there part in it. Very often many...

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The 20 Most Common Leadership Blindspots and how to overcome them

The 20 Most Common Leadership Blindspots and how to overcome them

Bruce Shaw in his new book, Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter, describes the 20 most common blindspots he’s seen while working as an executive coach to hundreds of professionals. He’s found that unseen weaknesses arise in four areas: self, team, company and markets. The best approach is to increase your time out of the office, and broaden your number of...

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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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