Positive Leaders Can Change the World – Interview with Jon Gordon

In his interview with Eszter Molnar Mills, Jon Gordon, the wide-ranging author, speaker and consultant to Fortune 500 companies as well as baseball and US football teams, discusses his ideas and principles around positive leadership. “I believe we teach what we need to learn” – Jon describes a different path to finding his niche area more »

Book Review – The Positive Organization by Robert E Quinn

In our recent interviews with Professor Kim Cameron and Michelle McQuaid both mentioned Robert E. Quinn’s The Positive Organization as a book worth reading for insight and ideas. It is not difficult to see why, as Quinn’s short book (less than 160 pages from cover to cover) is packed with ideas, examples, case studies and more »

Stakeholder management – What are family businesses doing well?

Stakeholder management – What are family businesses doing well?

Regardless of its size and nature, the growth and success of an organisation ultimately depends on the engagement and contribution of the people who, in whatever capacity, play a role in its development. In particular, it relies on the collaboration and successful interactions of the different networks of stakeholders who have an influence on its more »

Focus First on Building Trust With Your Diverse Team

Focus First on Building Trust With Your Diverse Team

Workplace diversity is important as it improves the performance of the team. Many companies focus on diversity when they are hiring new people. A whole system analysis is essential before the recruitment process, to understand if your ‘system’ will support the success of your new staff members. Your new people will land in teams where more »

Professionalising management – Interview with Ann Francke

This month we spoke with Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Management Institute and author of the Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results. “Great management makes a huge difference. At the Chartered Management Institute we create better led and managed organisations and through creating more qualified more »

Ensure that your people know what you expect of them

Ensure that your people know what you expect of them

When I talk to managers and leaders, the theme of high performance is a frequent topic of conversation. We can all agree that being a great organisation and providing exceptional products or services are important, but does everyone we work with know what we actually mean by excellence in the day-to-day?  6 ways to set more »