Posts tagged leadership
Decision making is killing organisations

Chances are you’re making decisions in work every single day. Chances are some of them are easier than others. Organisations that get good at decision making are much more effective than those that don’t. Most organisations rush either rish into making important decisions too quickly, or get caught in decision fatigue where it seems like a decision will never be made because it drags on and on and on and on and on. The best next decision you can make in your organisation is deciding how to make all future decisions.

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What to consider before hiring a coach

Coaching is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable, profound change with leaders. Having the time and space to ruminate on some of the biggest challenges you’re facing with someone who can help you think about things differently, reframe a problem or offer a challenging viewpoint is invaluable. So, it’s perfectly understandable that you’re thinking of making this investment in your development. In order to help you decide whether or not coaching is right for you we’ve pulled together all the things you need to think about before hiring a coach.

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How to be a great middle manager

Innovative organisation design methods like Holacracy have sought to get rid of traditional management structures with the aim of introducing more agility, more creativity and more autonomy. Whilst I like the ideas there are clear challenges with implementing these types of designs and given their relative newness and unproven nature most organisations still opt for a more traditional structure. Therefore, it’s time to address a really important issue: middle management needs to be redeemed.

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4 ways to hold more effective meetings

It’s estimated that the cost of bad meetings to UK businesses and public institutions is a staggering £58bn per year — yes, billion…with a b. And, what’s more that’s just the figure for the UK. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Meetings don’t have to be a drag or a waste of time. These 4 tips can help you improve meetings that you lead.

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