Delegate so you can sleep…

Often we think we’ve delegated a task only to discover, too late, that the work hasn’t been done, has been done wrong or done to an unacceptable standard. So you step in to re-do, fix or undo the work because your client or your boss will hold you accountable for the poor delivery. It’s enough…

Uncover Your Hidden Career Opportunities

If you are bored at work or struggling to find meaning in your job, then this article is for you. We only really think about our careers when we hit a pothole or a setback, or when we realise we’re really not very happy at work.  “I just fell into this line of work.” Perhaps your…

A Defence Strategy Against Ethical Blindness

Strong organisational contexts can and do push people towards unethical decisions every day. The challenge is to be able to analyse the risks of unethical or illegal behaviour and to understand why good people make bad decisions. Unethical behaviour is rarely the action of single individuals but the result of the collective inaction of a community….

9 Ways to Get Teams Thinking & Accountable

Why do teams find thinking so hard? And what can you do to get past the pain? The rewards of a team that excels at thinking are multiple, strategic and self-sustaining. Thinking underpins accountability and productivity. That team gets to set the pace, energy, and culture that directly generates business innovation, value creation and higher levels…

Does your team hum?

It’s reassuring to know that teams and their leaders face the same challenges regardless of sector or geography. The big question is, how high performing is your team? Dysfunctional teams have low productivity, conflict is characterized by misunderstandings and misinformation, and teams produce high error rates. High-performance teams collaborate with high-quality results, anticipate risks and…

Patience and a Strategy for Your First 100 Days

Your First 100 Days in a new role require more mental calories than normal. You are out to prove to everyone that the boss was right to pick you for the job. How are going to do that successfully? Can you beat the odds of failing within your first 18 months? My experience tells me…