I almost missed the opportunity to mention the current England demise at the World Cup.
Thanks to my sister Beverley earlier this evening, I feel no pressure to make a tenuous link between their performances thus far and the management we all undertake, day-in, day-out!
There is a very obvious link, of course.
Far be it from me to describe the England manager Fabio Capello as crazy, but there is a precedent:-
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”
We are in no different a boat than Capello and his hapless players. Sending the same team out with the same instructions is pretty often going a similar set of results, of course.
Doing the same with your people in your own team is inevitably going to create the same outcome too.
When things are not going to plan, then it’s always a good time to take a look at the plan and find out what it is that isn’t working.
Then go for ‘Plan B’.
Not know what your ‘Plan B’ is?
Well, if you don’t, then now is the most brilliant of times to seek the valuable input of your people and get them involved with making the difference that makes it work out.
Let’s hope Mr Capello does the same on Wednesday at 15.00 UK time!