Don’t hold your people back.

This week we saw a quote circulating on social media that struck a chord:
CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?”
CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

This week we saw a quote circulating on social media that struck a chord:
CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?”
CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

Are you a puppeteer or a conductor?

With leadership – be it ruling a country or leading a small internal team – there are extremes. To see how this translates to the workplace, we can use the analogy of puppeteers vs conductors.

With leadership – be it ruling a country or leading a small internal team – there are extremes. To see how this translates to the workplace, we can use the analogy of puppeteers vs conductors.

Why failure is your best tool on the path to success

Whatever we do in life, failure is usually high on our list of fears – but when it comes to success in business…

Whatever we do in life, failure is usually high on our list of fears – but when it comes to success in business…

Winter is coming – Is your organisation prepared for real change?

Fans of Game of Thrones are all aware of the various noble families currently fighting and squabbling over who sits on the Iron Throne, and the battle to rule over the 7 kingdoms. What none of those embattled leaders realise is that there is a greater threat to their existence coming from the army of … Continue reading “Winter is coming – Is your organisation prepared for real change?”

Is your office a safe place?

Health and safety is an issue that all workplaces take seriously – and there are all manner of forms, checks and safety equipment designed to keep us physically safe in the workplace. But being safe is much more than having the right equipment; it’s just as important that we feel safe  when we work – … Continue reading “Is your office a safe place?”

Character eats personality for brunch!

The development industry has forever been obsessed by its nomothetic approach to personality development – that is, trying to produce general laws which apply to all people. This ‘scientific’ approach has enabled the growth in popularity of reductive tools, designed to help us understand and ‘get’ other people. At the other side of the scale … Continue reading “Character eats personality for brunch!”

How to successfully implement cultural change

Making a significant and lasting change in any organisation that successfully adapts the way that things are done requires far more than a training session and a to-do list – it means defining shared goals, creating a shared pathway towards those goals, and the whole workforce walking that path together, guiding each other through each … Continue reading “How to successfully implement cultural change”

Want proof?

Whatever your industry, learning and development are part of the process, and every employee goes through a course training at some point which is intended to progress their career. For many, though, these training courses are a box to be ticked, and little thought goes into applying that knowledge beyond the day of the course. … Continue reading “Want proof?”

Are you getting in your own way?

Unconscious bias can mean we made decisions that get in our way – and taking the time to understand why we make those choices, and where those assumptions come from, can lead to us reconsidering and embracing a wider range of influences – which can take us much further on the road to success. In … Continue reading “Are you getting in your own way?”