The Three Factors that Separate Success from Failure

What differentiates success from failure? Personally or professionally? In individuals and organisations? We’ve been obsessed with this question for over 20 years. And whilst the answers, like our environment, constantly change, we have identified three themes that seem to stand the test of time. They are: » The Goals we Set … Read more

The three pursuits that define our lives

The life we lead depends in many ways on how we spend our time – our actions, when repeated, become habits. Those habits become behaviours that define our character, personality and identity. It all comes down to our actions or pursuits. Over the course of our work, we have identified … Read more

The three causes of conflict and how to address them…

Our work to date on performing teams relies heavily on three key functioning behaviour sets: » Communication & Candour » Trust & Vulnerability » Commitment & Accountability Embracing candour or frank, challenging, and sometimes confronting conversations is crucial to success. We have been proselytising an empathetic approach to candour where … Read more

Father’s Day 2022

There are few pursuits more purposeful and important than the call to fatherhood, for those blessed with that calling. A good father shapes not just the generation he’s responsible for but many that follow. Whilst worldly affections such as money, career, status, fame, importance, social standing and influence can be … Read more

Balancing Efforts & Results

In the end, it all boils down to effort! We have long argued that as individuals we will always be limited by our biggest weaknesses, but in teams, we can perform to our greatest strength. In environments where there are high levels of trust and vulnerability, each person can feel … Read more

The Power of One-on-One Meetings

Following our previous insight on The Manager’s Diary we have had numerous requests for a more detailed article on what should be discussed in a One-on-One meeting. This article is part of our wider consulting framework. If you’d like to know more please contact us on One cannot hire … Read more

The Manager’s Diary

What should the focus of a manager be? How should a manager’s time be spent? These are questions we get asked quite often in our work. Whilst everyone’s role is different and the answers can vary a lot, there are some common themes worth considering. We have taken a weekly … Read more

The three critical imperatives for cultural change

Excerpt 1. Clarifying values but more importantly explaining the reasons for them, how they connect to the organisation’s purpose to performance. 2. Correlating values to behaviours – what actions represent the values – and the more unique, identifiable even outlandish the better. 3. Are the leaders living the values, are … Read more

Full Engagement

The six key factors to full engagement

You don’t hire a hand, the whole person comes to work! Paying attention to the human context, getting to know about one’s family, friends, spirituality, economics, even health, helps us better understand the person. It provides the framework for candour, trust and accountability in our working relationship. For we are … Read more