Category Archives: Change

12 Traits of Great Leaders

What makes a great leader?  Here are 12 great traits that I believe are necessary for great leadership. I chose them not just because of their intrinsic value but also because of their interaction and relationship to the other traits. … Continue reading

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8 Management Tools for Patient Safety

In a post-Francis world, everybody is searching for the silver bullet to improve quality within the NHS. The 1,782 page report by Robert Francis QC doesn’t provide one bullet, but 290 recommendations. But are we in danger of not seeing the wood from … Continue reading

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Business is a Journey: Pull over and ask for direction

A recent survey revealed that men clocked up over 276 miles a year aimlessly driving around lost with 12% refusing offers of help. The waste in time and money (apparently £2,000 over the lifetime) does not appear to be any … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Working From Home Isn’t Working

The news that Marissa Mayer has banned working from home at Yahoo! has created much heated debate both inside and outside of the organisation from mommy bloggers to Richard Branson.  But whose right when it comes to working from home? … Continue reading

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Will ethics be the next disruption?

Two major disruptions to businesses have come from technology (e.g. the Internet) and from business models (SaaS, Freemium etc.) and these have been felt all the way from the board room to the high street. But now I believe there … Continue reading

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The Disruptive Power of Innovation: The End of HMV, Woolworths and Jessops is only the beginning.

In November 1942 Winston Churchill warned “This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning.” The bankruptcy of Woolworths, Jessops and the likely fate of HMV … Continue reading

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Don’t outsource your motivation- 10 tips for self-motivation at work

Based on the number of  views  my previous post on Motivation received,  I seem to have hit a nerve and therefore, a topic worthy of a follow up with some tips and guidance for employees struggling with motivation at work. So … Continue reading

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2013: Three Resolutions To Embrace

Lead There isn’t a job title called leader; It isn’t a position, it’s an attribute.  Gandhi and Martin Luther King didn’t have positions of power, but it didn’t stop them leading and, more importantly, leading change. They did not have direct reports so being a manager or director are … Continue reading

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Think Different: 7 Books That Changed My Mind

For good physical health you need two things; a healthy diet and regular exercise. The same is true for your mind. You need a healthy diet of good ideas and concepts that will exercise your mind. The books I’ve chosen below have … Continue reading

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CLONE WARS: 4 Values to Value Most and Why

One of the most interesting and practical management theories to emerge over the last 20 years is the Competing Values Framework based on the work of Quinn and Rohrbaugh (1983) which identifies four competing values within an organisation. These are … Continue reading

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