In the organisations I have lead I have steadfastly refused to have any culture change programmes. I prefer to change what the organisation and its’ people are doing, and as a result the culture changes. Too many efforts aimed at improving organisational performance stumble because they miss this opportunity. I am
At Navigator, we place special value on assisting people running businesses to do the right thing and to find the correct decisions for their company or organisation. Often, to do this effectively, we need to reflect on our own practice. Have you been in this situation before? You are facing a
I've always been an optimist. During challenging times over my professional career, I've always looked over the horizon. Confidence in my skills was an ingredient or maybe it was my adaptability knowing I needed to 'adapt or die'. Looking back it was all that and more. However, the secret sauce
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” Winston Churchill Success is often that elusive and almost indefinable goal to which all men are looking, but success is hardly ever the same thing to two different people. Sitting on the stage at the AUT
Collective impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organisations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change. Collective impact efforts are defined by the existence of a “common agenda”.
Today I was reading an old note book (when I did this by pencil and paper, pre-digital and social media!) and came across this great quote. A wonderful reminder that you should not surround yourself with "yes-men", but also that a no-man who is just a no-man is a no-no!
I have been asked to talk to 20 women emerging leaders in my organisation about Values Driven Leadership. My first thoughts were wow, how lucky am I to be asked, closely followed by OMG so how do I make this relevant and meaningful. I ring my advisor/coach Dad and explain what
Here is a little story from one of my favourite leadership practitioners, Max De Pree, that reminds us that what a leader does is important. I often found the CEO job a rather lonely life where every move is under someone’s observation. But rather than letting this develop into a
There will be moments in a leadership team of a company or any other entity where the CEO isn't performing. The Board knows what it needs to do but wants to undertake such a process in a fair (morally and legally) way for both parties. That process might take a
Some would argue that creating a business plan at the stage where you have just conceived your idea for a new product is premature. So much is unknown at this early stage. However, I would argue that even at this early stage creating a business plan is essential, to ensure