2101, 2019

David Parmenter explores ‘How to unleash innovation in your organisation’

By |January 21st, 2019|0 Comments

I have been reading many of the great works in the innovation space, and through serendipitous events have gathered together resources that I believe will give the reader a unique and clear picture into the complex world of innovation. This working guide is due out in the next couple of weeks. Pre-order yours now by […]

201, 2019

30+ smarter ways of working: part 1

By |January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation.
Let’s look at Making Work Fun
Have a grand finale
George Hickton, one of New Zealand’s most successful CEOs firmly believes, “You need a grand finale, something to work towards”. The […]

2612, 2018

30+ smarter ways of working: part 5

By |December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation. Lets now finish off our look at Communication.
Communication
The Achilles heel of many managers. John Kotter, of “Selling and leading Change” fame points out that we often under […]

2512, 2018

30+ smarter ways of working: part 4

By |December 25th, 2018|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation. Lets now look at Communication.
Communication
The Achilles heel of many managers. John Kotter, of “Selling and leading Change” fame points out that we often under communicate by a […]

2412, 2018

30+ smarter ways of working: part 3

By |December 24th, 2018|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation.
Lets look at using consultants effectively on projects
Behind most successful managers are the successful projects where they have been able to obtain leverage from using consultants properly. You have […]

2312, 2018

30+ smarter ways of working: part 2

By |December 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation.
Lets look at Work Habits
Beware of becoming a workaholic
Whilst some of the greatest discoveries ever made have been the by-product of workaholics there are also many who simply […]

2112, 2018

Analysis of the thoughts of Tom Peters in Thriving in Chaos – Part 1

By |December 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Twenty years ago, Tom Peters wrote this classic which now acts a beacon in these changing times. Here is my take on his advice.

A General Electric executive has pointed out 9 out of 10 acquisitions are a waste of time and a destruction of shareholder’s value

McKinsey study in 1986 of acquisitions made between 1972-83 a […]

2012, 2018

Leadership in an Era of Distraction

By |December 20th, 2018|0 Comments

The immediacy of technology has led to a distorted sense of urgency for many and has led to a loss of focus, productivity and lack of leadership. To make matters worse management and leadership training, once compulsory, is now a rarity. Talented staff are entering their thirties, as highly paid specialists, without exposure to management responsibilities.

Where does […]

1812, 2018

Where is the monkey? The art of delegating

By |December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

I once was a contractor for a CEO, let’s call him Chris, who had to be the worse CEO I have ever witnessed. Chris was a trained lawyer, you know the type, one who only thought their way of writing was the best. That is why there are so many rewrites when you get two lawyers […]

1802, 2018

Successful KPI implementations had the following characteristics

By |February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

For the KPI projects that did deliver I noticed the following common characteristics.

They committed a complete and thorough exercise to ascertain their organizations’ critical success factors (CSFs) and then ensured that all measures used by the organization relate back to the CSFs. It is the CSFs, and the performance measures within them, that link […]