While many of us consider assertion to be a basic skill of management and leadership, I find it interesting that the need of managers and leaders for development in this skill is still widespread... Equally interesting to me is what I find to be the incomplete understanding of the principle of assertion.Read More
I have been applying a model to assist in the diagnosis of the likely level of support for a particular change. By having this insight for any stakeholder group to said change, we can take a more strategic approach to the change leadership required with each stakeholder.Read More
Does the quality performance of your people depend on the effectiveness of their technical capability?
Is your technical development program delivering the level of performance your stakeholders are demanding of you? if yes, do NOT read on.
If not, you may want to read further.
Of course not all people perform at the same level. Typically, people grow in their capability as their learning and experience deepens and broadens. The value of the outcomes they deliver to the organisation also grows. So how do you recognise this increase in value if you do not promote them in the traditional way?Read More
I hope with this short article I can broaden your paradigm about what is performance management. Generally, I find performance management is thought of as the annual performance appraisal cycle and/or those discussions that are had to address some aspect of underperformance or behaviour we consider misguided. I recently rediscovered the following definition of performance management which I propose is adopted.
“Performance management is creating a workplace that brings out the best in people while generating the highest value for the organisation.”Read More
I wanted to pass onto you the above book, written by Charan, Drotter and Noel. From my experience in leadership development, as well as my own direct leadership experience, I have long learnt the role, and therefore the leadership development needs, varies for leaders depending on the layer of the organisation from which they are leading. So, I commend this book to anyone responsible for the development and the leadership of leaders in their organisation.Read More
So an investor is looking to purchase, either outright or shares in, one of two businesses. Both businesses have a history of profitability. One business has been developed so it is resilient to the variations our world has to offer. The other has not paid attention to the issue of resilience. For which do you think the investor is prepared to pay the most?Read More
I have had the pleasure and privilege of supporting a number of organisations over the years to develop and implement leadership programs. I have also observed organisations burn vital but scarce capability development budget dollars because they did not know how to take a strategic approach to this vital work...Read More
Safety is important to all organisations. It is impossible to convey to your staff that you value them if you do not demonstrate that you take the fundamental issue of safety seriously. The environment in which organisations work does make the management of safety more, or less complex.Read More