Monthly Archives: January 2016

Why you collide with colleagues 1

Flow and reducing accidentsA century ago, there were few cars on the road and few accidents. Avoiding collisions was up to each driver’s skill. Roads weren’t marked, there were no stop signs at intersections, no traffic lights and certainly no flyovers.

Today, we know that no matter how much you train drivers, teach them courtesy and respect for weaker road users (like motorcyclists and cyclists,) accidents will happen. We’ve learnt that the best way to reduce accidents is by shaping the roads so (more…)

“I’ve been sabotaging your work. Let’s talk.”

sabotage.jpeg3 steps to productivity and engagement

“Graham, I’d like to talk with you about how I’ve been unintentionally sabotaging your work as transformation CEO,” said T. on day 3 of our strategy meeting.

How often was this the conversation that I’ve needed; that you’ve needed; and that we all too seldom have? Instead someone is blamed, trained or fired. If a square peg is in a round hole, ask yourself whether round is the only (more…)