Anyone who has read my blog will know that I’m sceptical about mission statements, and I’m not alone in that. Far from alone. In the search for something snappy and inspiring, the result is often a mission statement that is trite and which doesn’t characterise and differentiate the organisation. And those mission statements certainly don’t […]
All of the great leaders I’ve known have five habits which I believe are vital to their success. In this article I want to describe those indispensable habits, and ask you to consider how many of them you have. Can you easily tell who is a great leader? The unassuming gentleman in the photo is […]
What do you think is the principal method of problem solving in business? Get everyone together to look at the numbers and figure out the answer! Lots of people, gathered in a room, with numbers spinning in their heads, trying to focus really, really hard on finding a solution. There’ll be people in the room […]
How do you get to be a good leader, and see what someone is truly capable of, once you’ve provided initial guidance, tuition, coaching, and monitoring?
It’s rumoured that David Moyes’ difficult time as the successor to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United may be coming to an end. Now I don’t know much about football, but one thing that Moyes did early on led me to think that he would fail.
Find the focus of your business by asking yourself these five difficult questions.