Alignment increases Function!

The young manager sitting in front of me was both frustrated and perplexed. He was enthusiastically committed to getting the best possible results from his team and had been working hard to get them all “on board” with his vision of what was possible in terms of...

The Power of (Appropriate) Repetition.

I was in a coaching session recently with an experienced manager, who had come to me because he felt like his team had “gone off the boil”. They were still delivering results, but things had flattened out. Sales growth had slowed and there was a sense of things being...

Team Reinvention – The Consequence of Inaction

Sitting in a Training Seminar last week, on Risk Management & Governance for a Not-for-Profit Board of which I am a Director, I was fascinated by a discussion about the challenge of getting Board Members (in this case, all volunteers) and sometimes staff members...
Be the Change you want to see in the Workplace

Be the Change you want to see in the Workplace

In my part of the world, the kids are nearly back at school and almost everbody is back at work after the Christmas Holiday break. I’m always excited about getting back into the swing of things, although as a solo-preneur, I’m never really 100% “on holidays” – my mind...
Two Key Questions

Two Key Questions

The second part of the “goal-getting” story is two key questions that we need to address: The first question is “do I really want it? (or does someone else, more than me?)” Sometimes, we find ourselves working towards a goal that doesn’t really belong to us. It might...
Goal-Getting is the new black!

Goal-Getting is the new black!

Mid January is a great time to take a look back over last year. It’s also a tricky thing to do – we need to make sure that we don’t get bogged down in bemoaning all the things we didn’t do! From a mindset perspective, it’s much more effective to review the year with a...