The questions leaders should ask any time they’re making changes…..

Recently, I’ve been working with a lot of clients who have or are completing employee engagement surveys.  After addressing modern employment basics like work flexibility and refreshed perks, many leaders are asking how they can improve their culture to increase retention. Culture change is a huge undertaking. Whether increasing trust among colleagues or helping front-line […]

Is your company ready for change?

Markets are commoditising and consolidating. There are new laws on their way. Brexit is getting nearer. Consumer trends are changing in the blink of an eye. Emerging global markets are being created daily. Successful leaders see these changes. In fact the best leaders not only have a viewpoint about how to respond to these changes, […]

How to manage employees through change

It is not surprising employees often react negatively when hearing about a proposed organisational change driven by a fear of the unknown. Below are the four main phases that employees typically go through during periods of organisational change and how you can best handle them. The Initial Shock New changes can leave employees feeling shocked […]

Helping Your Employees Accept Change

Companies of all sizes are in a constant state of change. External and internal factors include but aren’t limited to growth, lack of growth, economic cycles, emerging technologies, shifts in the competitive landscape, cultural gaps and communication challenges. One of the leaders most important roles is to drive necessary change. Getting buy-in and protecting the […]

How to be a Disruptive Leader

Disruption and leadership might seem opposing forces. However, in today’s competitive environment they need to be reconciled to ensure your success. Competitive pressure to innovate and shake up established markets is too powerful for companies to disregard. If their leaders don’t shake companies from within, they’ll struggle to compete in the wider world. Disruptive leadership […]

Making KPIs Work for You

Recently I spent time with a client helping them to define their KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). She had about 30 of them that her executive team was reviewing every week with very little action. My immediate suggestion was to narrow them down to the most useful nine to twelve. There was an initial reluctance, after […]

Tips to maintaining your culture whilst experiencing rapid growth

There is a great quote by Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motor: “Trouble results when the speed of growth exceeds the speed of nurturing human resources. To use the analogy of growth rings in a tree, when unusually rapid growth causes the rings to grow abnormally thick, the tree trunk weakens and is […]

Leading Teams Through Change

In today’s fast paced competitive market, change is inevitable. With customer expectations constantly evolving, a fluctuating economy and the rapid advancement of technology, a business that wants to remain high growth has to be prepared to adapt and change. When preparing to lead your company through change it is important to know what to expect. […]