November 2018

29
Nov

Do you invest in yourself?

Of course it is. The problem is always out there but it doesn’t necessarily follow that the solution is out there, so stop looking for it ‘out there’.

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22
Nov

Sport and Leadership

I have always steered clear of using sporting analogies when talking about business or indeed leadership. I know that some people use sporting analogies often but I usually feel that they don’t work. I don’t see an awful lot of similarities between a golfer hitting a static object towards a predefined, clearly visible target particularly relevant to the all action highly dynamic world of business.

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15
Nov

"Why pride matters more than money"

One of my favourite experts in the areas of organisational culture and leadership, Jon R Katzenbach, wrote a book entitled “Why pride matters more than money”. I don’t think it is his most important or best work, but the message is crucial and we forget it at our peril.

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08
Nov

"Are you in the busyness of business?"

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupery in the 20th Century. We have already discussed how complexity grows exponentially as a business grows.

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01
Nov

How Complex Is Your Business?

As businesses grow they inevitably and necessarily become more complex. The fact is that complexity grows at an exponential rate, not a linear rate. If there are two people two relationships will exist; A with B and B with A. when a third joins, six relationships will exist; A with B and C, B with A and C and C with A and B. when a fourth joins there will now be twelve relationships and so it goes on.

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