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30+ smarter ways of working: part 1

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 […]

By |January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

30+ smarter ways of working: part 5

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 […]

By |December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

30+ smarter ways of working: part 4

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 […]

By |December 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Leadership in an Era of Distraction

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 […]

By |December 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Where is the monkey? The art of delegating

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 […]

By |December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Successful KPI implementations had the following characteristics

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 […]

By |February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

The fifteen skills to master as a leader:

People orientated skills
1.    Master of communication and public relation

2.    Recruiting and promoting

3.    Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships

4.    Selling and leading change

5.    Provisioning for the team

6.    Develop, engage, and trust

7.    Valuing results and people

8.    Valuing work life balance

Personal skills
9.    Have a vision of your legacy

10. Embrace abandonment (letting go of the past)

11. Define the mission, values, […]

By |July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Why You Should Eat a Frog Every Morning

Mark Twain once said that if you eat a live frog first thing in the morning, you know that the rest of your day will be better because the worst is behind you. After all, you’ve already eaten a live frog, what’s the worst that could happen?

Far too often we dread a task, perceiving that […]

By |July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

How far can your leadership go?

As managers climb up the management tree they need to ask themselves how far can my leadership go?  Could I become a general manager or even a CEO?  To help answer this question you need to see how much leadership is in your DNA and how much you are prepared to commit to rectify shortfalls.

My interest in […]

By |July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

KPI Tour in UK, Australia & New Zealand

In preparation for the above tour, I have reconfigured my KPI approach to three phases. The three phases still incorporate the original twelve steps of the first edition of my KPI book, but mean it is easier for the KPI team to see the bigger picture. The one day workshop has also been restructured to […]

By |April 19th, 2017|0 Comments