The foundation for success in building and growing a remarkable workplace is gaining and sustaining shared-view as pictured below. You can download the above as a PDF here. To explore how I can help you to gain and sustain shared-view in your workplace plea...
There's some useful insights in the DDI/The Conference Board Global Leadership Forecast which you can download here. The most useful insights for me are those in the diagram below Removing these barriers is in no small part evidence of the success of your l...
This Sunday's sparkenation. This is an insightful article by Adam Grant. How will your work become more meaningful? What will you do to help others to do more meaningful work? Doing meaningful work is a key to the new world of work. Every role in every orga...
My thanks to Graeme Codrington for this great article on succeeding in disruptive times and the reminder of the prophetic words of Alvin Toffler in his 1972 book "Future Shock". Please take Mr. Toffler's words to heart on your road to remarkable. Ian “The i...
This Sunday's sparkenation. I developed the diagnostic pictured as a simple way to help my clients to get on or stay on their remarkable road to prosperity and success in ways that are good for people, our planet, and for profit. You can download the diagno...
Two of my favourite people are Malcolm Gladwell and Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Here's a great summary of 9 of Gladwell's great insights. and here is 7 of Kanter's best. What will you do with these insights? I'd love to know. Please email me at email@example.com B...
As may you know I have a dim view when company values are named on walls (or in documents etc) when they're not lived in the halls. If you have not seen my short video on this you can watch it here. Words lived though are very powerful. I am a proud partner...
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- the school of lifelife, 1953 - present
A vast amount of time, energy, and money is being spent on people management, performance management, change management, to name just three of the labels.
I believe that most of what is being spent is an incredible waste, a cost rather than an investment, because better performance is rarely the outcome.
The fundamental reason for failure is the flawed thinking that people and change can be managed. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The good news is that a big investment of time energy and money is not required to enable the vast majority of your people to bring their very best to their work every day. Find out how here.
- Changing What's NormalLeader, 1991 - present
Synchronising the wonder of technology with the wisdom of humanity
In an age long ago people were viewed as cogs in a giant machine. It was thought people could be managed just like machines. Thankfully, in
Uncomplicating motivation and performance with Mark Sutherland
I very much enjoyed this candid conversation with world renowned sports and business coach Mark Sutherland. He has some beautiful insights a
Ensuring the great management myths and morons aren’t messing with your ...
The following was my November 2014 Changing What's Normal strategies and tactics newsletter article. You can download it as a PDF here. You
How To Avoid Being Overworked To Death via @15Five
Tony Schwartz discusses how being overworked causes burnout and illness, and the antidote that can renew our energy and improve the quality
3 Ways A Communication Tool Can Boost Employee Performance via @15Five
HR services firm recommends all clients use this communication tool to improve overall productivity and relationships between managers and e
The humanity with which we do business determines the magnitude of our s...
This Sunday's sparkenation. "In a world where information is freely available, when domain knowledge becomes less scarce and the cost of doi
Can you describe your strategy in a sentence and your tactics on a page?
The most successful business leaders I know can describe their strategy in a sentence and their tactics on a page (often on the back of a na
How To Stop Putting Out Fires In Your Workplace via @15Five
3 Preventative measures for increased productivity and better workplace communication in 2015.
Continuous, Conscious, Candid Conversations are the key to your success ...
For many years now I have used Skype as a vehicle to have continuous, conscious, and candid conversations with my clients. It means I can wo
It's who we are and what we do that really matters
This Sunday's sparkenation. Resolutions, goals, dreams, plans mean little. It's who we are and what we do that really matters. Be remarkable
'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Business Edition via @15Five
A fun spin on the beloved poem by Clement Moore explores the business impact of giving and receiving employee feedback.