What don’t you know – and how to make it work for you

St Louis pickers

As leaders, the further we climb up the organisational chart, the greater challenges we face. In particular, there are two risks. First, we become more inclined to preservation rather than innovation (‘now that we’re successful, let’s not mess anything up’), and second, our role and seniority isolates us from the reality of what is really  Continue reading…

Obstacle course, sprint or marathon?

I was re-reading Jack Stack’s ‘A Stake in the Outcome’ over the last couple of weeks and a comment he made about the nature of the business race we’re running really jumped out at me. Teams would probably associate their long-term goal, or BHAG as Jim Collins calls it, as a marathon; an event of  Continue reading…

The power of resilience

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Last Friday, as usual, I woke at 5.45am, threw on my exercise gear and hit the footpath for a 30 minute run. Morning exercise is a daily ritual for me; come rain, hail or shine. This particular morning (if you’re in Melbourne, you may recall it) there was rain. A lot of it. Buckets, in  Continue reading…