Category Archives: goals

Change – Sticking With It

Change programmes fail far too often. In response organisations spend plenty of time planning the change (a sensible idea), launching it, communicating it (another must do), but still find themselves losing enthusiasm when the excitement of the new change has worn off and the daily reality of making the change work becomes the focus. Change… Read More »

Why Everyone Can’t Be Talented And How Some Organisations Deal With The Opportunity

Given a standard distribution curve, the amount of really talented managers in business is going to be relatively small. The bulge of managers (as opposed to a manager’s bulge) will be around the middle, classified as average. If that point is then scaled up to the business level, and we assume that talent equals upper… Read More »

Start From Here

Performance Management is a hot topic in many organisations as they struggle to define themselves as high performing businesses. The difficulty many face is that the organisation holds many different views about what performance management means and different parts of the business deliver performance management differently. This can mean that more time is spent discussing… Read More »

Help Your Colleagues G.R.O.W.

One key role of any leader is to coach team members to achieve their best. As “coach”, you will typically help your team members to solve problems, make better decisions, learn new skills or otherwise progress in their role or career. Whilst some leaders are fortunate enough to get formal training as coaches, many are… Read More »

What We’re Reading – The Goal

Title: The GoalAuthor: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff CoxPublisher: Gower Publishing Ltd; 3Rev Ed edition (17 Nov 2004)ISBN: 0566086654Price: £16.95Reviewer: Claudine McClean The Goal is a classic management text book, although it doesn’t really read that way. Written instead as a novel, almost a detective story, it takes you through management problems from the perspective of… Read More »

Its Extrinsic Motivation That Gets All The Attention And Budget, But Its Intrinsic Motivation That Builds Real Competitive Advantage

Extrinsic Motivation = doing something in the expectation of gaining a reward for doing it. Rats get chocolate drops for navigating a maze, children get stars on the classroom wall, and salespeople get bonuses or holidays for beating target. When somebody is only doing something for the reward there is a danger of focusing only… Read More »