Far too often we undersell our team contribution.This article will help you to score more goals.
Annual planning is anti lean. Please read this article and my white paper on implementing rolling planning.
For many reasons excel is no longer relevant or appropriate for 21st century future ready operations. Please read this article and then my white paper on how to sell a planning tool to the senior management team
The ability to deliver a bulletproof PowerPoint presentation is a vital skill that can help you on your journey to becoming great. However we are often guilty for underselling our carefully thought-through suggestions. Far too often we will short-change themselves by ‘under cooking’ our preparation and practice time before giving a ‘career limiting’ presentation. Here […]
I had the pleasure to meet the Jon Moon in London in May. I recommend his books to you if you are involved in report writing or presentations.
How to make an IMPACT: Influence, inform and impress with your reports, presentations, business documents, charts and graphs
Peter Drucker in my mind is the Leonardo de Vinci of management. His work will be appreciated more in 400 years from now. We all would benefit from reading the Definitive Drucker, a book that offers a summary of the sage’s advice.
Drucker observed that many new initiatives failed as the wrong people were leading them. […]
As Francis Urquhart, the prime minister in the British TV series, House of Cards, would say, “Some may think that sacking the consultants has solved the problem, others may say that the problem has just begun. You may think that; I cannot possibly comment.”
Changing consultants midstream is no different than bringing in a new surgical […]
Jim Collins, in his great book, built to last talks about risk management. The senior management team need to know will a risk above or below the waterline. Just like a ship, a project can take many hits above the waterline, but few below them.
With project risks always separate out those above or below the waterline. […]
All great managers help their staff score goals. Success breeds success. Consultants are no different. They may appear immune to difficulties, this is only a ruse. They need positive feedback as much or even more than your staff. Why? They often work in a dysfunction firm, trust me I know, and their only feedback is […]
All consultants, when being frank, will admit to the odd self-inflicted disaster. The responsibility of many failed projects rests fair-and-square with the initiators. They create projects or new starts with utter abandonment, overlooking the commitments each projects require. Like children, projects need to have plenty of affection, attention, and nurturing. The consequences for projects when […]