Have ever heard parents discussing the idea of having and ideal role model for their children? Of course all parents want the best for their children. Similarly during our own careers we have all sought out role models, beit indirectly or directly. In most cases, most will have followed a role model without actually realising [...]
Have you ever committed to a task or taken some action after being asked to deliver a result? Was there ever a time when you asked for a task to be completed or called in a favour? How did you react, when your requests were not delivered to an agreed deliverable?
Have you ever been in a situation where you believed something was right, only to find yourself cowering away in the corner? Perhaps a fear being reprimanded got in the way? A lack of confidence in knowing what to say or recommend, and simply you got your timing wrong?
As a new leader, do you remember the last time you were promoted to a management level? Individuals who used to be at your peer group level, are now accountable to you. How did you react to that change, and how did your former colleagues respond to you?
In the new global world we all work in, we find ourselves working with colleagues half way across the world. Working with different cultures has become an all important skill to master for all of us. Have you worked with different cultures in organisations? What challenges with culture and motivation did you face?
From time to time you will have heard someone in your organisation referring to the extremities of office politics. Typically, office politics can cost organisations a lot of wasted time, with individuals bickering over projects and workstreams. What type of specific office politics have you been involved in? And how did that leave you feeling [...]
Have you noticed an increase in offshoring over the last 10 years? Clearly the biggest reason for this being the need to reduce costs, given the tight margins that most businesses currently operate under. Notwithstanding the fact that most businesses have a shareholder group to motivate too.
Being stuck in operations is a common trait of most managers within the corporate worlds we work within. You will notice these managers, when you find then working all hours of the day, just to try and keep on top of their to do lists. Typically, most are caught up in working on the day [...]
There have been plenty of times in my own career, where I have stopped myself from taking definitive action to complete a specific task. There were also many reasons that potentially held me back, beit fear which came in many different guises – although I didn’t appreciate that at the time. Have you ever been [...]
The importance of frameworks is one of my favourite topics. There have been many times in my career, where there have been few processes or frameworks every implemented. Does this resonate with you? On many occassions, I was left to write my own script, so to speak. There are many of you reading this blog [...]