employee engagement organisational culture

CTi or iTC…?

Which comes first the employees needs or the companies? Here are a couple of questions to kick us off from the context of being the employee. How many of you know what your company vision is? Its sense of why? What about its current mission? Now dig a little further, what about the chosen strategy to take[...]

startup culture

What we don’t need is for EVERYONE to be the same.

Startup culture. Is there really a definition? You might think a definition is irrelevant. You might even think you are too busy to think about it. Yet too many startups don’t make the effort to define their culture and that’s when things can often go wrong. So why is this the case?   Defining startup culture[...]

giving feedback to a colleague

Care personally and challenge directly!

Leadership and Giving Feedback: Giving Feedback: ‘You know, Kim, I can tell I'm not really getting through to you. I'm going to have to be clearer here. When you say um every third word, it makes you sound stupid.’ Do you give and receive guidance? Should you? Kim Scott is a coach for big companies like Twitter.[...]

leader in crisis 7 things a leader should do in a crisis

7 Key Things Leaders should do and be in a crisis

Leader in Crisis   No matter how squeaky clean your credentials appear to be it doesn’t take much for a leaders reputation to be questioned in a crisis. It certainly hasn’t taken long for Lord Coe OBE to be put under the microscope in the wake of the IAAF drugs scandal.  Here’s how Twitter reacted:[...]

procrastination

Procrastination – Why do leaders PROCRASTINATE?

Procrastination - Why do leaders procrastinate?   The temptation is to answer: ‘let me think about that and get back to you.’ But that wouldn’t be ideal. It’s certainly a question that’s asked often because hesitation can be very costly and have profound consequences for both leaders and businesses.   There is no time for[...]

change management how receptive are you

Traditional definitions of leadership need to change

Traditional definitions of great leadership need to change.  In an agile market, things morph very quickly. Structures no longer follow historic practices. Clients and customers have more control. Therefore, qualities leaders need to demonstrate today are often very different, although the basis is broadly similar. We aren’t necessarily throwing out the baby with the bathwater![...]