Category Archives: Great Performance

Get the Message Just Right…

Most leaders adopt three approaches to communicating the need for change: Tell, Sell, or Co-create. Choosing the approach that will get the best outcome for people and the organisation is another of those getting it just right challenges faced by … Continue reading

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A Little More Conversation…

In my work with clients I’ve heard the expression ‘more with less’ become something of a mantra. People typically respond with the assumption that it means ‘more output with less cost’ and opt for the usual approaches: downsizing, organisational restructuring, … Continue reading

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Who is the Chief Ethics Officer?

Business leaders face many challenges; not least operating on a global scale in an increasingly resource constrained world. Their leadership also plays out in an environment where the employee and customer base is more socially engaged and more connected into … Continue reading

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Measurement that Matters

Some varied experiences as a customer prompted me to reflect on what makes some organisations feel human while others seem much more “Computer says no…” . Many factors will be influencing that: the economic  and industry environment, reward systems, leadership … Continue reading

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Leadership’s Seismic Shift

I’m an optimist so I can’t help wonder; is leadership starting to shift to a new more inclusive, sustainable, and values based approach that reflects the complex, uncertain, and fluid environment that we now inhabit. My sense is that a … Continue reading

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Outstanding Leaders Think and Act Differently

Recent research looked at the attributes of outstanding leaders; it identified some strong and clear differences in how outstanding leaders think and behave. The Facts: Based on over 250 in-depth qualitative interviews a study by the Work Foundation provides proof … Continue reading

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Time for Leadership?

As a leader you probably struggle for time to work on your leadership; the facts suggest that you may be missing a trick. The Facts: Recent research[i], involving 30,000 employees in 15 countries, shows that only 34% of employees are … Continue reading

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