High performance is all a process. Counterintuitive though it seems I am now convinced that this is pretty much a universal truth.
I once thought that high performance was all about flair, about sudden, inspired, out of the norm, talent.
Read more … It Is All A Process! by Ian Kinnery
Words don’t have meanings, they have uses. That is one of the things about the English language which makes it so rich, so potent, so evocative, but there are times and contexts when the versatility of our language gets in the way of clear communication rather than smoothing the way, and the fact that we tend to use the two words accountability and responsibility interchangeably only serves to confuse rather than clarify.
Read more … Accountability and Responsibility by Ian Kinnery
Here is a very simple and simply profound question for you. Do you and you your team know what your number one priority is for this quarter and for this year?
Having asked this question at a recent workshop I know that the answer is too often, no.
Read more … Number One by Ian Kinnery
If you can implement daily huddles at all levels in your business I can guarantee that communication and focus will dramatically increase.
A daily huddle is a 7 to 12 minute focussed meeting of a workgroup.
Read more … What's Up? by Ian Kinnery
“I didn’t know that” or “No one told me that” are common enough phrases but they are also danger signs if heard frequently in your business. Why? Because they are signs that your communication strategies and processes aren’t working.
You do have communication strategies and processes don’t you?
Read more … No One Told Me That by Ian Kinnery
If we were studying flow dynamics we would be well aware that the capacity of a pipe or a road is governed by the pinch point, or the narrowest constriction. In other words where the capacity is least.
Read more … Pinch Point by Ian Kinnery
Today’s blog is a little more reflective and personal, probably because I have spent the last week in hospital in a strange town surrounded by strangers and entirely dependant upon them in every way.
Read more … Worthwhile Work by Ian Kinnery
I read somewhere recently about someone who was encouraged at a parenting class to “establish a few simple rules, and be prepared to repeat them often”. This is advice which any business leader would be encouraged to take on board when thinking about leadership and their leadership style.
Read more … A Few Simple Rules Repeated Often by Ian Kinnery
As we near yet another year end and get ready for the Christmas break, I was suddenly struck by the massive changes that the world of business has undergone over the last few years.
We can all recollect and recall the big names that are no longer with us. People like Woolworths, Comet, Blockbuster and more all sorts of enterprises big and small have ceased to exist or changed beyond all recognition.
Read more … Congratulations to us all by Ian Kinnery