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Return on Investment

In business, one of the key metrics is Return on Investment, or ROI as its more commonly called. What ROI focuses on is the difference between what we spend and what we ...
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Interruption or Opportunity?

Like many, I try to operate an Open Door policy. Someone once asked me if it was successful, I said, “I don’t know, I never try to get hold of myself, or ...
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Beware of Sibling Rivalries.

When we are looking at transforming an organization into a high performing organization, not all of our teams are going to progress at the same rate towards that goal. Some teams will ...
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I love the data.

If you want to create a high performance culture, then it needs accurate performance measurements. The organization needs clearly defined KPIs that are: Aligned with what’s important for the customer; Regularly reported ...
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Be the change you want to see!

As I sit here watching the New Zealand All Blacks play the South African Springboks, I am reminded of the film Invictus. This is the film about Nelson Mandela taking over the ...
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Attitude v Aptitude

Aptitude is the about having the ability, talent or competency to do a particular task or job. Attitude is all about belief, mindset and determination to do a job. When recruiting we ...
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Faster, Better, and Cheaper is it possible?

There is a saying “Faster, Better, Cheaper pick any two!” The implication being that it’s not possible to deliver all three together. This defeatist attitude probably often stops people from even attempting ...
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AIM for Success!

AIM: Aspiration; Inspiration; and Motivation. These are three key elements we need to fire up in order to improve our drive for success. It all starts with Aspirations. We need to understand ...
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There is no post today, why is that?

Well, my wife read yesterday’s blog and said I needed to practice some of these leadership principles at home, before I write any more. What happened was, I came home after playing ...
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What does Success look like?

The are so many reasons why it’s important for us to define what Success looks like: If you don’t know what Success looks like, how will you know when, or if, you ...
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The beauty of simplicity

It’s often thought that complex problems require complex solutions, but this is not strictly true. I remember the story where it was claimed that NASA were having problems with using pens in ...
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Is organizational structure important?

In many organizations we spend a significant amount of time reviewing the organisational structure, tweaking it, changing it, or completely reorganising it completely. Over the last 20 years I have been through ...
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