Leading on the Frontline

Leading on the Frontline

Consider this a war, a war of survival, the full impacts of this current crisis are not yet fully realised nor the duration of the impacts. In this article, I would like to give you some practical things you can apply to your business in order to minimise the impacts of the current situation. But […]

Communicating Effectively – How to Craft the Right Messaging for Your Team

Communicating Effectively – How to Craft the Right Messaging for Your Team

During times like these communicating effectively should be a priority for any team, and as an Organisational Culture specialist I have recommended that my clients use a practical conversational model utilising the SCARF model. You may have heard of the concept of the SCARF model, but not in this sense. Leaders are receiving more than […]

Creating a Psychological Safety Net

Creating a Psychological Safety Net

Leaders are spinning in many directions as the world of work appears to have lifted off its axis and everyone is trying to find handles to hang onto. Teams of people are having to work from home and are needing leaders who can support them in different ways. The leaders of today realise they’re struggling […]

Self and Safety Leadership in the Times of COVID-19

Self and Safety Leadership in the Times of COVID-19

The role of a leader is challenging and lonely at the best of times, however during times of crisis the challenge amplifies as does the sense of isolation. Where do leaders turn to for support in times of crisis? We have a few options available; we can look back to history and see how others […]

The 4 Keys to Building Resilience:  Key #2 – Get moving and set some goals

The 4 Keys to Building Resilience: Key #2 – Get moving and set some goals

In my introduction to “The 4 Keys to building Resilience”, I mentioned that the keys were as follows: Key #1: Thinking – It’s all about mindset Key #2: Doing – Get moving and set some goals Key #3: Connecting – We can’t do it alone Key #4: Renewing – Look after yourself So, let’s take […]

The Real Role of Managers

The Real Role of Managers

As well as being a Lean Specialist I also run Japan Lean Experience industry benchmarking tours with Makoto, which have been running for more than a decade with over 200 tours. They are widely regarded as the number one Lean benchmarking tours in Japan. I’ve recently returned from a tour with a mix of diverse […]

The 4 Keys to Building Resilience: Key #1 – It’s all about mindset

The 4 Keys to Building Resilience: Key #1 – It’s all about mindset

When the going gets tough…  The 4 Keys to building Resilience: Key #1 – It’s all about mindset In my introduction to “The 4 Keys to building Resilience”, I mentioned that the keys were as follows: Key #1: Thinking – It’s all about mindset Key #2: Doing – Get moving and set some goals Key […]

When the going gets tough…  THE 4 KEYS TO BUILDING RESILIENCE

When the going gets tough… THE 4 KEYS TO BUILDING RESILIENCE

 Do you find it hard to cope with pressure? get anxious when you are out of your comfort zone? find it difficult to deal with change? get frustrated or discouraged when you don’t achieve a goal? sometimes lose inspiration when you do achieve a goal? find it hard to recover from setbacks or disappointments? get […]

Difference between a Leader and a Manager – Leader Standard Work

Difference between a Leader and a Manager – Leader Standard Work

Most people think of Leaders and managers as the same thing and quite often Leaders take on the role of managers for various reasons in business.  However, they are actually different hats – or different roles – sometimes filled by one person. I will talk about leaders as the head of a division, department or company, but […]

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