It's that time of the year... Cold Season! My family and I have just recovered from a particularly nasty cold (I'll save you the details), So suitably inspired, this week I want to you to consider if your business has also caught a cold!
Too often we use complexity as a crutch for poor decision making or to excuse poor performance. Are you guilty? It's time to stop.
I want you to stop for a moment and reflect on the last half hour of your life. Consider what you spent that time doing, and then speculate on WHY. What did you find? Were you maintaining, or were you growing?
Does your organisation have big sweeping organisational values like: 'We are bold, innovative and put our customers first', Well I'm sure that it's no surprise that putting up posters with your 'values' won't create the change you're after...
Even the local under 8s soccer club see the value in having a coach... So, why don’t your best employees? It's time to leverage the powerful results of coaching into your business.
“Follow your passion” – good advice right? Maybe not... Passion is creating a new fear that’s creeping into our workplaces that is disconnecting us from our work while driving lower innovation, productivity & satisfaction. The fear of nonalignment.
Your role is not to create the flower that is community, but to plant the seeds, till the ground and fertilise the soil.
Why do we do it? Why do our big visions create these change monsters? When in fact the bigger the vision, the smaller your projects (or steps) need to be...
Process analysis tools are ideal at finding ways to minimise diversification in your end result - But what if diversification is not the enemy? What if by allowing variance in the process your customers (internal or external) are better served? It’s time for a shift in thinking…
When was the last time you took a step back and thought about how you do what you do, and accordingly what processes you have? Perhaps 2 weeks? 3 months? 1 year? If it’s any longer than a month then you don’t have enough continuous improvement built in.