News

28
Apr

Inukshuk

Inukshuk is a word of Inuit origins and it refers to one of those human-made stone landmarks used by the Inuit and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America.

Read more …

21
Apr

The Formula for Change

There is a formula for change. I have known it for years and I have to be honest I thought it was something that someone had made up until I put it into a search engine and there it was, the formula for change!

Read more …

14
Apr

Structure causes Behaviour

Structure causes behaviour and so if one wants to change the behaviour of an organisation one must change the structure. When a business owner or a business leader complains about his leadership team not taking ownership and accountability for certain things that prompts me first and foremost to look at the structure.

Read more …

06
Apr

Cultivated Laziness

What got you here won’t get you there is a truism. The things that smooth the way in one part of our lives very often get in the way in other parts of our lives. One of the ironic paradoxes in the journey of any entrepreneur is that the traits and behaviours which are so necessary at the inception of their growing organisation are the exact same behaviours and traits that can get in the way as the organisation matures.

Read more …

23
Mar

Good Decisions Executed Well

I was reading something the other day which stated “to manage effectively means to make the right decisions and implement them. The quality of the managerial process is a function of the quality of the decisions made and the efficiency of implementation”.

Read more …

23
Mar

Growth is Change

Change isn’t necessarily growth, but growth cannot happen without change. So the first requirement is that those wanting to grow themselves or their business have a positive take on growth and a positive attitude towards it.

Read more …

17
Mar

You had better be running

There is a slide in the Gazelles IP that I use every time I am working with the leadership team of a Scaling Up business. The background features a herd of gazelles on some African plane.

Read more …

10
Mar

Rotate

The next time you are sitting on an airplane ready to go on holiday perhaps you can pay more attention to what is going on in the cockpit than you might otherwise have done.

Read more …

03
Mar

And the Oscar goes to....

Love them or hate them the Oscar ceremony is an annual event that fetes the famous and the not yet so famous in the world of film.

Read more …

23
Feb

To know and not to do.....

As the saying goes “To know and not to do is not yet to know”. We live in a world where knowledge no longer has the value that it once had. Every one of us has the ability to look like and sound like a world expert.

Read more …