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Coaching Innovation: An interview with Intuit’s Bill Campbell

May 27, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

A great article with astonishing insights with Bill Campbell, the veteran Silicon Valley CEO and mentor of CEOs, where he talks about his years in high tech. Check it out at The McKinsey Quarterly Share this:

The Manager Makes the Difference

May 24, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There’s this little football club in the North West of England that have a very big day ahead of them, on Monday May 25th. I have been watching them for almost 50 years through thick and some very thin. The team has suffered over the years from a limited level of support from the population […]

Regular and Consistent Change

May 21, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Change is with us, maybe more than ever in the challenging world we live in today. To avoid the stress and trouble of major change, it’s vital to be on the alert all the time. Constantly reviewing where you are in your business and making small course adjustments, like the autopilot of a jumbo jet, […]

Ricardo Semler on Management

May 14, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Click this link for one of the most amazing characters in management today! Ricardo Semler’s amazing management philosophy! Share this:

It’s a Good Question – Identifying Time Wasters

May 14, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

It’s a simple question, but with an easy answer. And one which you really must get to the bottom of when time is tight. It’s time to ask the question! What value is created when I spend time on this activity? And, how do I assess that? If your challenge is to make £100 an […]

Standing Still

May 8, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

It’s a busy world. We all work in hectic environments, attempting to keep up, ahead of the wave. Yet sometimes it’s worth spending time doing very little at all. For many years, the concept of MBWA – Managing By Walking About – proved very successful and still is. Woe betide any manager who isn’t inquisitive […]

Accepting Help is OK!

May 7, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Shopping in a store recently, I found that I had some change in my pocket – just enough to make it easier for the assistant to give me a note back, rather than a load of coins. So I offered it, so that could happen. Instead, she said, ‘No, that’s fine I have plenty of […]

Using Resources Wisely

May 7, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

What resources? People, goodwill, reputation, location. USP, and more… You have many resources at your disposal, whatever your business activity. Probably many more than you realize right now. So, first up is to make sure that you understand what they are. Resources are costly, so it’s vital to ensure that where you do have costs, […]

Absence Management – The Easy Way

May 6, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Absence, unsurprisingly, figures large in the bottom line considerations of most businesses and organisations. Often there are two key ways to solve the problem, the ‘carrot and stick’. That is, to offer incentives to come to work more regularly (!) and the alternative is to ‘beat up’ your people to scare them into popping in […]

Cheating is Good!

May 5, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Hey, how about this. Cheating on the job is good! No, no, no – not if you cheat to anyone’s disadvantage or harm or illegal sort of stuff. But if you beat the system to, for example:- Make a customers day Make something really effective Build a business relationship Surprise someone positively Make life easier […]