30+ Smarter Ways to Work
Around the world, teams are challenging old out of date work methods “other people’s thinking” as Steve Jobs called it, and replacing
this thinking with twenty-first-century smarter work methods. This working guide covers; how to Post-it reengineer, scrum meetings, Kanban boards, lean management techniques, and Toyota’s 14 management principles. This guide also explores some of the […]
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30+ Smarter Ways to Work
Attracting, recruiting, growing and retaining talent
‘Why is it that when I actually find some talent they never stick around?’ a despondent CFO asks. ‘Where is the talent? I just cannot find suitable staff’, another responds. The first place to start is leadership. Poor performance in this vital area will lead to a high staff turnover. […]
Management guru Peter Drucker could, by some, be considered the Leonardo da Vinci of management – I believe he will be better understood and respected 400 years after his life than now. He frequently said that abandonment is the key to innovation – I consider these pieces of advice to be one of his […]
In writing The Leading-Edge Managers Guide to Success, I analysed some famous leaders, Including Jack Welch.
Where do you start to analyse the leadership traits of Jack Welch. The CEO who took General Electric (GE) from being worth $10billion to $500 billion… He has been successful on many levels, as a master of maintaining profitability, […]
Understand That Time Spent Recruiting Is the Most Valuable Time
Far too often managers, when looking at their calendar, throw up their hands when they realize that they have another recruitment interview to do. It is the last thing they need at this point in time. Yet, recruitment should be seen as the most important thing […]
(Extract from Winning leadership)
From the time we enter this world, we develop traits and habits that will be limiting factors in our management and leadership of people. We will always be running with a few cylinders misfiring unless we fully understand our behavior patterns and those around us. We inherit baggage from our ancestry, along […]
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Key performance indicators (KPIs), while used commonly around the world, have never until now been clearly defined. Management personnel have identified measures as KPIs though these measures have never been KPIs. The lack of understanding of performance measures has led most monitoring and reporting of measures to fail. The casualty has often […]
Extract from “The Leading-edge Manager’s guide to Success”.
New Zealand is famous for its pristine environment, its rugby prowess, its yachting expertise and its warm welcome to visitors.
There is however more to the small nation that “bats above its weight” on many things on the world stage. New Zealand has produced a unique set of leaders […]
I will never forget an interview I had with a CEO of Pilkington’s Auto motive Glass in New Zealand. The interview was arranged as I had heard that their management practices were quite unique. I arrived at the reception and then was greeted by the CEO. After a very interesting session, where he did not […]
The Economist ran a very interesting series on six major TOMs and this article looks at some of the lessons learnt, which are very relevant to the NZ environment, and provides a scorecard for your next TOM.
It is often quoted, and even great leaders seem to forget, that history has a habit of repeating itself. […]