Do I have the time for this?

Do I have the time for this?

Leaders and managers are busy people, under enormous pressure to perform. Yet in their paper “Beware the Busy Manager”, Harvard Business Review, February 2002, Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal ask the challenging question “Are the least effective executives the ones who look like they are doing the most?” By common consent everyone has sixty seconds in each minute, sixty minutes…

Why let 10 seconds the rest of the day?

Why let 10 seconds the rest of the day?

I ran a workshop yesterday exploring high performance in teams and how to overcome some of the ‘interferences’ that can occur. As I was running the workshop, we dipped into change and the Bridges model about Endings and New Beginnings and the importance of letting go of old processes and behaviours. Things happen in our lives everyday. Things that are…

Being a leader of innovation in the 21st Century

Being a leader of innovation in the 21st Century

Being a leader in the 21st century is a tough place with challenges materialising not just from competition, from the macro economy, but also from inside the organisation as we embrace the rich diversity of the modern workforce. Think about how online streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and other music streaming services have disrupted the father disrupter CDs, or…