Leading when there’s no time in the day
Does it seem like there’s not enough time in the day to lead? Does leadership feel like something you can do when you’ve got more capacity? The demands on a leader are tough, though with practise and discipline there are simple ways to make leadership and getting things done an “and”, not an “or”.
Creating the right ripples as a leader
Prompted by an introduction to and really interesting conversation with a former international footballer, I recently started thinking more deeply about diversity and inclusiveness – particularly in the context of […]
Performance reviewing in a high performance world
Performance reviewing is a vital high performance rhythm aimed at helping someone learn from their performance. It might confirm strengths or highlight important weaknesses. It might examine attitudes and use […]
8 reasons why Employee Engagement is in danger of disappearing up its own arse by Keith Hatter. If you enjoy this and want to know more, tune in to this […]
Sex, drugs & boxes
The 9-box grid is thought to have been developed by McKinsey to help GE prioritise investments across its 150 business units. Using it for people makes as much sense as […]
Combining values, performance and results
For leaders, results matter. Without them, leaders fail. But performance matters too. You have to focus on the performance, otherwise results are unpredictable and it’s tough to recover from a […]
What is a Disruptive Mindset?
This week’s blog comes from Stu Lloyd,Chief Hothead, Hotheads Innovation. Stu is a brilliant Storyteller (as you’ll see from this blog!) and he’s also a Serial Disruptor so we couldn’t […]
Build a High Performance Culture
High performance cultures are rare things that take time and energy to build. They also take a lot of work to sustain and doing that needs leadership.
What's your performance reputation?
When it’s time to leave a company for a new job, your mind turns to thinking about the references you’re going to need to paint a great picture for a […]
You're only as good as your last result - Nonsense!
This statement is bandied around very regularly with very little thought and quite frankly, it’s just nonsense in the world of high performance, and even if it is true some […]
The uncomfortable truth about leading performance
If you're a leader, you're a leader of people. If you’re a leader of people, you’re looking to get the best possible performance from them. Therefore, an important element of leadership is to focus the best attention and energy of your people onto doing the things they need to do to get the results you want.
Mutual accountability in teams
We’ve been very privileged to work with some really successful teams in sport. We’ve worked with them in the most pressurised of sporting environments at world championships and Olympic Games. […]