Toxic culture is bad for business


“RBS culture labelled ‘toxic’ as bosses are grilled by MPs…” “Unilever threatens to pull advertising spend with tech giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter over toxic culture…” “Game developer Quantic Dream accused of ‘toxic’ and ‘sexist’ working environment…”  “Uber’s toxic corporate culture – much more than a PR problem” You don’t have to look far to find … Continue reading Toxic culture is bad for business

Priority Five: Treat people as individuals


Creating labels for different groups of employees doesn’t make it easier to motivate and inspire them.  Start understanding and engaging your people as individuals. Most businesses will employ Baby Boomers, Gen X’s, Gen Y’s and Millennials, have full time and part time employees, home-workers and working parents.  All these different labels create unnecessary complexity and … Continue reading Priority Five: Treat people as individuals

Priority Four: Create future leaders


Do you know where your future leaders are coming from?  Are you comfortable heading into the recruitment market again?  Developing your own talent will save money, build reputation and generate value. Few major organisations have an effective pipeline of future talent.  The potential in most organisations will never be realised. Here is our 5 step … Continue reading Priority Four: Create future leaders

Priority Three:  Collaborate effectively


The world is too complex, too connected and changing too quickly to rely on yesterday’s expertise.  Now, more than ever, future success requires the collaboration of the whole team, rather than relying on the knowledge and experience of a few. Becoming a leader doesn’t endow you with the ability to see the future.  The title … Continue reading Priority Three:  Collaborate effectively

Priority Two: Learn how to lead in uncertain times


The world is complex, the future is uncertain.  Despite this people want and need stability, and it is up to leaders to find a way to provide it. Leaders have to get better at dealing with the complexity of modern times and ensuring their teams do the same. There’s no “quick fix”, no “single way”, … Continue reading Priority Two: Learn how to lead in uncertain times

Priority One:  Harness the power of culture


Culture is powerful. It can be, and often is the difference between success and failure.  An effective culture is therefore not a nice-to-have, it’s a must have. Culture should be a central focus for all organisational leaders and yet, too often it is side-lined as a discussion that takes second place to task delivery. Understanding, … Continue reading Priority One:  Harness the power of culture