Organisational Culture

How Employee Feedback and a Culture of Honesty Can Improve Your Projects by Shea Heaver

All too frequently we think of projects in terms of schedules, requirements, budgets, resources and the like. We plan meticulously for them and hold onto the axiom that failing to plan is simply planning to fail. But how many of us actually plan for the human side of a project – the social, emotional and responsive elements of a project?

Let’s face it, we’ve all been in situations where (despite meticulous planning) we hear or say something along the lines of “Hmm! That’s not what I was expecting”, “Oh! I thought you meant this” or “Sorry! I wasn’t aware of that”.

The First Challenges of Digital Transformation Leadership by Niall McKeown

The first challenges are cutting through the noise and getting to the heart of the matter. The IT sector pretend transformation is all to do with technology (usually the box of tricks they’re selling). They frequently publish blogs and articles to convince you to “transform your business by moving to the cloud”. Most mainstream IT advice will create operational efficiencies at best, but not transform the organisation.

Putting The Development Back in Leadership Development by Jennifer Garvey Berger

I had a client once with a member on his senior team who was known for his destructive and upsetting behaviour. The team was in disarray, and each of the other members pointed to Charlie as the central cause.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement by Bryan Robertson

A FTSE 250 company we worked with, was passionate about developing a culture of continuous improvement. People from every level of the organization had ideas on how to improve their Customer’s experience and understood the issues which made processes ineffective and inefficient. Equally, there was a common belief that previous attempts at driving improvement have been very “hit and miss”. Review of the data confirmed that they were right – most of the improvements attempted had either not been successful or had not been sustained.  

Is the Generational Difference as Important as People Think with Roderic Yapp

We conducted a Q&A interview with Roderic Yapp, Director at Leadership Forces and TEDx Speaker, regarding leadership and the generational gap.

 

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The First 100 Days of the New CISO by Jean-Christophe Gaillard

There is some form of management reality beyond the “100 days” journalistic cliché: How does an incoming executive make an impact in a new role? What are the real timeframes to look at, and what can be expected and over what horizon? What are the key issues that should raise a red flag during the first few months in a new senior position? and those which can be ignored?

Are You Ready For This Future Leadership Challenge? by Roderic Yapp

Have you ever responded negatively to a text or a written message?

I have.

Nine times out of ten I’m able to stop myself from responding.

But then there is that odd time where I do respond. I ‘flash’ and although it feels good for about ten seconds I almost always regret it.

Why do we do this?

Professor Steve Peters explained why we do this in ‘The Chimp Paradox’ where he explained about the three parts of the brain.

Cultural Transformation for Digital Transformation by Antony Cousins

Building an environment for success 

Digital transformation is a buzzword that has increasingly been doing the rounds in business circles. The reality is that almost every true business ‘transformation’ taking place at the moment involves a large amount of digitising a process or stored information. If you’ve still got stacks of paper in filing cabinets, it’s guaranteed you’re not far off from a digital transformation.

The need for culture change

The prejudice that nobody is talking about - yet by Alex Butler

I didn’t think it would happen to me.

I’ve had a really interesting journey this past few months. I’m fortunate to be ‘in demand’ and to take my work to wherever it finds me. Interesting projects are not in short supply and my network brings me into collaboration with great teams. Yet I can’t help but notice some uncomfortable trends in the sector and a couple of recent experiences have also inspired me to write this. I’ve seen ageism for the first time and it’s truly shocked me.