Without a doubt leverage is one of the most important concepts in business, but the dictionary definition of “The exertion of force by means of a lever” is not particularly helpful to business people.
Read more … Thoughts on Leverage 1 by Ian Kinnery
Much has been written about leaders and leadership. About whether leaders are born or are made. You could paper the walls with scholarly and popular articles about the traits, competencies and behaviours of great leaders.
Read more … Fatal Flaws! by Ian Kinnery
There is something about many of the people who do great things, who build great careers, who create something new and who build businesses. Often they are characterised by a level of restlessness. They want to do better, they are not satisfied with the status quo, they want to be constantly moving. They have an almost obsession with the new and the vibrant and the different. All of which are really positive and useful traits which smooth the way.
Read more … Routine Sets You Free! by Ian Kinnery
It is generally accepted these days that to become truly expert in something we need to have experienced at least 10,000 hours of practice. There has been a lot of research and much written about this theory and if you want to know more I would point you in the direction of Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent book called Outliers.
Read more … Deliberate Practice! by Ian Kinnery
The rate of change in the modern world is more rapid and expansive than it has ever been. The renowned Management consultant, educator and author Peter Drucker once said “My ancestors were printers in Amsterdam from 1510 or so until 1750, and during that entire time they didn’t have to learn anything new.”
Read more … Learn Something New! by Ian Kinnery
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