The coronavirus crisis is forcing great change on all of us. We are adjusting to rapidly changing conditions. We are learning to work differently.
I like January. Not for the snow, sales or resolutions. I like the view. January is like standing on the Continental Divide of the calendar. Behind you lays the past year.
While dying Leonardo is reported to have mused “That he never tired of being useful”. After his death reviewers found, written in his own hand throughout his notebooks, the lament, “Have I really accomplished anything?”.
The thing is, organizational culture is like climate. We know it’s all around us and take it for granted when it’s pleasant. When it comes to change, of either, we know we can do better but…
How to Build a Human Advantage
“Every year it gets harder for us to compete.”
I hear this problem in discussions with management teams. It is an all-consuming problem for many companies to work harder, stay on top of customers, over-deliver and not give ground to competitors.
Don’t settle for being best because you won’t be… for long.
In our complex, fast-changing world you need to be better than best. Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford tells the story…
Not achieving plan is a frustrating, difficult experience.
You spend the time with your team setting goals, sales targets and KPIs. You have done the research. The plan is bullet-proof. Or so it seems.
We all like a sure thing – at the baccarat or strategic planning table. But if your business planning feels like a gamble you are at the wrong table.
No matter how you make a living, what you do has an audience and that makes you a performance artist.
For every 10 of your employees and colleagues, nine of them don’t like what they do.