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Stop Scope Stretch!

July 3, 2019

I’m redefining ‘Scope Creep’ as ‘Scope Stretch’, and for good reason. 

The curious incident of the dog and the nail

March 8, 2019

There’s a proverb about a young man walking down the street.  He comes across an older man sitting on his porch, with a dog lying next to him, whining in pain.  The young man asks the dog’s owner ‘What’s wrong with your dog?’. The owner replies ‘He’s lying on a nail’.  The man asks ‘Lying on a nail? Why doesn’t he move?’.  The owner replies ‘Because it’s not hurting bad enough'.

Let's get to the Core of the problem

June 7, 2018

I’m a firm believer that everyone comes to work to do a great job - initially anyway.  So why do businesses have poor performers?  Likewise, why do team members find it difficult to deal with conflict in the workplace; that difficult client or demanding boss?

To get answers to these questions we need to look beneath the surface.  Go beyond actions and behaviour and look to the drivers of...

Managing Poor Performance

June 7, 2018
I firmly believe that when anyone starts a new role they come to work with the intention of doing a great job.  They're keen to make an impression, to make a difference, and to enjoy themselves.  After all life is too short, right?  If the average person spends 40,000 hours of their life working, they'd better do something they like.

New Year's resolutions to improve your...

June 7, 2018
A resolution is defined as: 'A firm decision to do or not do something.'  When we set attainable resolutions, we gain clarity of our desired direction both personally and professionally.  They say it takes 21 times to change or create a habit and by actively speaking change we can help to achieve it.  It's not rocket science, but we have to act now if we want change.
 
 

Be, Do, Have.

June 7, 2018
Our success in life can be summed up using these three words in their correct order.  The ordering of these three words will heavily influence the outcomes that we achieve.   Compare these two sentences:  

Bringing your business 'A' game

June 7, 2018
Success in sport is all about playing your 'A' game.  Being the best you can be through preparation and training, during the game and even after with modesty and humility in success and graciousness in defeat.    If everyone on the team plays their 'A' game the results are impressive. So how do we bring our 'A' game to the workplace?  Let's liken our business operations to the game of...

The most powerful behaviour model ever

June 7, 2018

 

When something goes wrong what is your natural reaction?

Our behaviour responses are so beautifully captured in the acronym ' OARBED ' - the  OAR (Ownership, Accountability and Responsibility) representing above the line behaviour while   BED (Blame, Excuse, Deny) is below the line.   This concept is  easily demonstrated through the child's mind.  For example, perhaps your children...