November 2015

25
Nov

Making Progress

For a long time there has been a plaque on my office wall which reads “Happiness comes from progress. Progress shows up in the form of growth and a sense of contribution”. I don’t know where the quotation came from initially but it remains there because I believe it to be true.

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19
Nov

A Secure Base

Mountain climbing is a dangerous and precarious sport. Often when mountain climbing the protagonists take the sensible precaution of being tied securely to something or someone so that should an accident happen and someone was to fall, their fall would be halted by whatever or whoever they were tied to. We refer to that process as belaying.

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12
Nov

Worthwhile Work

Back in 1959 Frederick Herzberg first published his paper on The Motivation to Work. In the half century or so since it was published it has remained one of the leading works on the subject. How leaders get their people to behave the way they would want is a constant challenge in almost all businesses.

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05
Nov

The Compelling in Compelling Scoreboard

The last three or four blogs have been about the compelling scoreboard. I believe it to be one of the most powerful management tools available. It helps to foster engagement, accountability and most importantly a sense of progress. I have said that it depends upon ownership and visibility. Like many of the tools available to us its effectiveness and acceptability depend upon how skilfully it is used.

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