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The three Ts of delegation

These three different observations led me to believe that time management, trust and training were at the core of delegation. Delegation being the “transfer of responsibility for the performance of an activity from one person to another with the former retaining accountability of the outcome” as described in a medical manual.
Time management
is so important as […]

By |January 4th, 2020|Comments Off on The three Ts of delegation

The five rules for delegation

In the Nursing Council of New Zealand’s guidelines on delegation there are five rules which I would like to share with you.

Right activity – here the manager needs to ensure that the activity needs to be done now by the team.  Before this decision the manager should ask, “Could this activity be abandoned?” and […]

By |January 4th, 2020|Comments Off on The five rules for delegation

Winning work and personal habits

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Around the world, teams are challenging old out of date work methods “other people’s thinking” as Steve Jobs called it, and replacing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 […]

By |March 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Winning work and personal habits

Attracting, recruiting, growing and retaining talent

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. […]

By |September 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Attracting, recruiting, growing and retaining talent

Embracing abandonment

Embracing abandonment

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 […]

By |September 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Embracing abandonment

Jack Welch – Leadership in the 21st century

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, […]

By |February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Effective Recruiting

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 […]

By |February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Minimizing own personal baggage

(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 […]

By |February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

David's Specialities

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 […]

By |June 24th, 2013|Comments Off on David's Specialities

Leadership Lessons from Down under

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 […]

By |May 10th, 2012|0 Comments