We are at the start of a new era. See this video and discussion for the triggers for this blog entry.
Already we see changes in how business are run, and what they do to make money. Business that could never have existed 20 years ago are becoming mainstream. (Think of Amazon, Google, Booking.com) Other businesses that thrived, saw a secure 100 year future ahead of them, (like the US big steel industry) are no more.
Whether you are the biggest kid on the block, say a Procter and Gamble, or an independent professional, you will only thrive (more…)
There is an orchestra with no conductor, no management, and no soloists. Called Spira Mirabilis (the logarithmic spiral found across nature, e.g. in shells), the musicians use the power of distributed leadership.
The ‘leader’ is one big idea, a shared purpose across all members of the orchestra. This frees up each member of the orchestra to identify what needs doing next, and then go ahead and do it. Do it in harmony with all the other actions.With the music reflecting a much deeper collective performance than is possible following a single conductor.
This makes them able to react instantly to (more…)
The reason why tetraLD exists is making learning and development (L&D) data-driven, and accountable for business performance. So we have invested in a range of tools to align L&D, the business purpose, strategy, organisation and culture. The latest addition to this is the TransferLogix tool, which step-changes how training gets transferred into high-performance on-the-job behaviours. And it does this by first getting solid data on what is working and not working in the training.
This is a new to the world instrument, so we’ve just spent 3 days with in London training and planning for TransferLogix’s future in (more…)
The holy grail for business leaders is consistently getting high performing teams.
All of the high performing teams I’ve been part of have enjoyed their work. Were energised just by working together, and so had a lot of fun. Even when major challenges emerged, we still had fun!
Ever wondered how to create these benefits, even if your team has yet to start laughing spontaneously? Laughter Yoga may be the answer, as described in the video below from John Cleese. I enjoyed the final section on laughter in prisons, and the benefit it brought warders and prisoners alike.
If it (more…)