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What’s the difference between leadership and management?

Leadership vs Management, who wins in a fight? The terms.. Read more

Four steps to changing the world

How to change the world: Step One. 1. Be Frustrated. .. Read more

Not all difficult conversations are the same.

Not all difficult conversation are the same. Do you know the difference?

One of the key things to understand about difficult conversations is they come in three forms and if we get the form wrong, the conversation session can go extremely badly.

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Month: March 2021

Find ways to build trust

March 29, 2021 Benjamin Drury

This is Part 5 – Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3  & Part 4 of our five part series Trust is the foundation stone of any team’s success.  Without trust a team is nothing more than a group of individuals with their own personal agendas.  It is definitely not a functioning, high performing team. Building trust is fundamental.  Brené Brown talks about it.. Read more

Communicate Better

March 22, 2021 Benjamin Drury

This is Part 4 – Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 of our five part series While everyone worked in the same geographical location, most communication happened organically – chatting over an office divider, popping over to a colleague’s desk to ask a quick question, or grabbing some coffee together and having a 10 minute catch up or gossip. When people.. Read more

Clarify Expectations.

March 15, 2021 Benjamin Drury

This is Part 3 – Read Part 1 & Part 2 of our five part series Once you introduce this new level of self-motivation and self organisation for people, they will have a lot of space and a lot of decisions to make themselves about how, when, and what work they do and when they complete tasks, so it is.. Read more

Choose a different metric.

March 8, 2021 Benjamin Drury

This is Part 2 – Read Part 1 of our five part series The great thing about moving to a more fluid rather than a balanced operating model (see last week’s post) is that it frees up a company from having to do the management heavy task of accounting for and controlling people’s time (the hours they “buy”) and they can allow.. Read more

Stop looking for balance.

March 1, 2021 Benjamin Drury

The word balance is ok when you’re talking about nutrition.  It’s a great thing when you’re riding a bike: without balance there is only grazed knees and tears.  When it comes to work, we need to move beyond balance.  The term balance refers to the ability to separate the different parts of our existence so that we do not overwork.. Read more