Words to Lead By: Kim Cameron

Words to Lead By: Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron, William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, shares some impactful advice he has received: Kim Cameron recalls an early conversation with a mentor: “ I don’t want a subordinate, I want a colleague. I want to get better as a result of this more »

The Coaching Habit – Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier

Box of Crayons helps people and organisations to do less Good Work and more Great Work. Michael Bungay Stanier, the founder and senior partner describes what is Great Work in his interview with Eszter Molnar Mills, and talks about building the coaching habit, the topic of his latest book. According to Bungay Stanier, everything you more »

Striving for excellence – what Aristotle would want us to know

Striving for excellence – what Aristotle would want us to know

The notion of striving for excellence is not new, but remains an essential one in professional and personal development, as most leaders, managers, coaches and business figures, in one way or another, will tell us. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading about “purpose”, and came across Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle’s work on more »

How to coach – Introduction to coaching Part 2

How to coach – Introduction to coaching Part 2

In our last issue we looked at some of the benefits of coaching your team members. Here we consider how you would start coaching. You can coach anytime, anywhere. Your coaching conversations need not be formal or take more than a few minutes. It is however distinguished from other management activity by two key points: more »

Strength-based leadership

Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator, she helps organisations using positive psychology and neuroscience to help understand what is happening to people’s brains in complexity and uncertainty. She then provides very small practical ways to start applying these ideas and bring out the best in themselves. In the more »

This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

A book that has the capacity to change you and really change your perspective on leadership – says Pete Hamill, author and consultant. ”I would offer it as a counterpoint to a book on leadership. This is a book on leadership but in a subtle roundabout way. It’s a book on living really.” David Foster more »

10 tips for successful projects

10 tips for successful projects

Introduction The vision of the APM (Association for Project Management) for 2020 is ‘a world in which all projects succeed’. To achieve this vision experienced project managers need to share their knowledge for the benefit of everyone in the profession. Below are some of my best tips and techniques acquired from over 25 years of more »

Free CMI webinar

Free CMI webinar

In today’s fast changing environment agility and the ability to make change effectively is a key organisational requirement. Yet most change management initiatives fail and employees are increasing tired of, and resistant to, organisational changes. 18 February 2016, 12.30-1:30 GMT Register to attend this webinar to explore: The key change management mistakes to avoid Successful more »