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The hidden costs of reorganisations and downsizing

Extract from David Parmenter’s  Working Guide: The hidden costs of reorganisations and downsizing

Contrary to common advice do not act quickly to remove staff as you probably don’t know enough at the moment.  The companies that emerged from the 2007-08 crisis in the strongest shape relied less on layoffs to cut costs and leaned more on operational […]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on The hidden costs of reorganisations and downsizing

David Parmenter’s 15 skills successful leaders need to master

15 skills successful leaders need to master
As a leader, there are fifteen leadership skills to master, and this mastery can be achieved by all leaders who are committed to learning and have a mentor or two supporting them.  I have broken these skills up into two groups, people orientated skills and personal skills.

People skills
1.    […]

By |May 12th, 2020|Comments Off on David Parmenter’s 15 skills successful leaders need to master

David Parmenter’s eight behavioural traits of successful leaders

As a result of a leadership think tank it was pointed out that it is imperative to separate those leadership behaviour traits that need to be in your DNA from those skills that can be learnt. In the thinktank we came up with eight behaviour traits that need to be in your DNA and fifteen […]

By |May 12th, 2020|Comments Off on David Parmenter’s eight behavioural traits of successful leaders

David Parmenter’s 10 reasons why your takeover maybe a lemon

There are many reasons why Takeovers or Mergers (TOMs) go wrong. Set out below are some of the common ones.  This is an extract from David Parmenter’s working guide on What You Need to Know Before Undertaking a Takeover or Merger.   There are 10 reasons why your takeover maybe a lemon:

Synergy Calculations Are Totally Flawed
Loss […]

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David Parmenter’s 10 smarter work habits in a post COVID 19 world

David Parmenter’s 10 smarter work habits in a post COVID 19 world:

Controlling the wild beast — your email
Eat a frog every morning
Have a Blue Sky Friday every week 
Have a cluster of mentors
Ways to save time in meetings
15 Second Rule for Short Term “To Do” Actions
Move to a Stand-Up […]

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David Parmenter’s 10 reasons why reorganisations and downsizing post COVID may not be a good idea

Contrary to common advice do not act quickly to remove staff as you probably don’t know enough at the moment.  The companies that emerged from the 2007-08 crisis in the strongest shape relied less on layoffs to cut costs and leaned more on operational improvements. That’s because layoffs aren’t just harmful to workers; they’re costly […]

By |May 12th, 2020|Comments Off on David Parmenter’s 10 reasons why reorganisations and downsizing post COVID may not be a good idea

David Parmenter’s 25 point checklist to help you decide whether to “leave or stay” your current organisation

Extract from David Parmenter’s  Working Guide: Should I Stay or Should I Go? 

Choosing an organisation and a life partner have much in common.  During the courtship both parties are on best behaviour, all adverse behaviour traits are well disguised.  Promises are made, and even lies told, to give the impression that in the future, life […]

By |May 11th, 2020|Comments Off on David Parmenter’s 25 point checklist to help you decide whether to “leave or stay” your current organisation

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