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24 September 2019

Authenticity only comes with work and time!

Earlier this month Cadbury launched a chocolate bar that will end world racism!  Yes, you read that right! It will end racism!  Only it won’t!  It’s […]
3 June 2019

Leading = Service not power!

Leadership is simple. Your job as a leader is not to be ‘in charge’, but to be ‘in service’. If you are leading a team, your […]
22 May 2019

Don’t underestimate the power of the small things!

Everyone is looking for big change and big results.  The markets want big growth and big gains. Founders and leaders want big action and big impact.   […]
7 May 2019

Do you truly want questions?

Questions are a tool of a true leader. Not your questions to other people. (Although asking questions is a useful and necessary tool.) True level five […]
18 March 2019

No More Fear!

Everyone has dreams, creativity, under used talent, unfulfilled potential beyond what other (and even they themselves) can see. You have life busting inside of you to […]
26 February 2019

How to make the perfect cup of tea!

Starting the day right is so important. Starting the day well can make all the difference to how the rest of the day goes. That’s why […]
19 February 2019

Without failure you wouldn’t be able to walk.

Babies learn to walk by giving it a go and falling over.  The first thing they do after they stand up to walk is fall over […]
5 February 2019

Together – Stop Hating

Like a phone network with a single phone, on our own we are meaningless. There is no point. But together with others, in relationship, we gain […]
21 January 2019

Heroes of Culture: George Cadbury

George and Richard Cadbury believed in company culture way back at the end of the 19th century when they took over their father’s chocolate business. A […]
14 January 2019

Success never goes on sale!

Success costs and it never goes on sale! You can pay the price now and reap the rewards or you can choose the cheaper path, the […]
7 January 2019

Stop fire fighting so you can stop fire fighting.

I’ve lost count of the number of emails I’ve had from clients saying they can’t look at culture now, they’re too busy solving problems and fire […]
24 December 2018

How to really manage people!

Employees shouldn’t be allowed to do what ever they feel like. People will need managing and supporting. They will need their work to be appraised, but this should be a process of training and improvement, not control and punishment.
17 December 2018

The roadblock is small. Just start already!

This week in my house we have implemented a new rule, in an attempt to get my three kids to take responsibility for themselves a little […]
10 December 2018

Stop calling Human Resources Human Resources!

Simply put Humans are not resources.  They are the emotional, non linear, non logical, brilliant, innovative, intelligent, wayward, frustrating, selfish, selfless core value in your organisation. […]
27 November 2018

How to on-board to reduce staff turnover.

O.C. Tanner, a consulting company specialising in culture and employee recognition programs, found that 20% of employee turnover happens in the first 45 days. A BambooHR survey found […]
22 October 2018

Five character traits of confident people!

Confident people seem to have life so easy. They seem to sail through life, slaying dragon after dragon and sucking every ounce of marrow out of […]
9 October 2018

Culture Truth #7 – Beware the bureaucracy!

“Relentlessly seek out the best practices to achieve your big a-ha, whether inside or out, adapt them and continually improve them.” Jack Welch If you were […]
1 October 2018

Culture Truth #6 – Measure and reward the right things!

If your remuneration and incentives are all geared towards individual reward, then who’s going to co-operate? If they are all directed at delivering the monthly sales […]
20 September 2018

Be undeniably good!

10 September 2018

Culture Truth #5 – Talk the walk!

Have you ever met someone famous? Not just randomly bumped into them and taken a selfie, but actually specifically met someone famous to have a decent […]
3 September 2018

Culture Truth #4 – Hire people who feel it!

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash In the early 1980s, the Ford Motor Company was not enjoying its previously heady success. It was losing money – $3.3 […]
3 September 2018

Work + Life

6 August 2018

Culture Truth #3 – Actions speak louder than words!

In life there are always rules. Ways of doing things that have to be adhered to. Life is full of rules, most of them we don’t […]
24 April 2018

Heroes of Culture: Henry v

Peter Ducker famously once said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, but while he might have been the first to say it, he probably wasn’t the […]
5 February 2018

What is culture

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Peter Drucker Imagine, one day you’re walking through the town where you live.  A route you walk on a regular basis.  […]
10 March 2017

You create culture!

How do you feel right now?  How do you feel right this minute at your work, in your office, with your team?  What are feeling?  What […]
15 July 2016

Preparation! The scouts are right!

How ready are you for opportunities when they arrive. How prepared are you to take an opportunity when it presents itself. Opportunities do not wait long. […]
18 May 2016

Success is not just waking up, it’s getting up!

The difference between successful people and other people is the difference between getting up and waking up! Waking up is easy. We all wake up! But […]
18 April 2016

The 1 reason you never get closer to your goal!

Every organisation needs a vision and some goals. Every organisation needs to know where it’s trying to get to! It’s similar to when you take a […]
12 April 2016

Do you want compliance or commitment?

Compliance is not the same as commitment! Compliant people wait to do what they’re told. Then they do precisely what (they think) they were told and […]