30Mar

Is Leadership Dead?

I’ve read people claiming leadership is now dead, and it’s the time of the team. They then go on to promote their expertise in team building. I say “What a load of bull – – it!” At worst, formal leadership may be absent in team, unsatisfactorily replaced by haphazard informal leadership and group-think. Teams need read more

16Mar

How We Disrupted Executive Hiring

George (name changed), the CEO of one of our clients, rang me and said “David, we’ve got a problem”. Turns out that two of five direct reports to George were proving to be the wrong fit.  They were causing disengagement of talent in their teams and weren’t collaborating with the other three peers, an essential read more

09Mar

The Story of Two Colleagues Made Redundant

Gary and Kevin came to the insurance company as commerce graduates at the same time.  That was in 2006 when technology was beginning to noticeably impact business. Over a period of ten years they both progressed to the role of managers in their departments, each reporting to a general manager. Both were regarded well by read more

02Mar

The Simple Main Reason Why Most Organisational Change Initiatives Fail

If the collective brain doesn’t rewire sufficiently to embrace the desired change, the result is failure to change. It’s that simple. The many elaborate change models used by organisations have the astoundingly consistent failure rate of 70%. Most of those models do not adequately address the reality that change will not occur in the person read more

23Feb

For All Former Military and Para-Military Members – What We Miss and What We Can Do About It

In the beginning, we signed up for the excitement and a higher duty we believed in. Quickly we learned that, also, we were there for each other. There was no bitter rivalry between us, though we did strive for our personal best. We were dedicated to our dual duties. We appreciated each other, laughed at read more