Category Archives: Leadership Coaching

Health Check: Does a Communication Gap Exist in My Organisation?

Over the past two decades, and with business environments becoming increasingly complex, the technique of breaking complex challenges into supposedly manageable parts became popular. This worked well initially. It still works well when root causes of problems are located within … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Bureaucracy and Complexity: You Can Start Today

If we know what creates bureaucracy as well as complexity, we should be able to reduce it, shouldn’t we? Let’s explore this through a specific example. If situation = X, then do Y: When we look at how instructions, processes, and … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Change

When was the last time you really wanted to change something? How easy was it? Changing aspects of your life or work can be quite a challenge. Over 70% of all initiated changes fail to meet expectations. Why is that? … Continue reading

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Projects Fail for the Same Reasons and Nothing Is Done about It. What about Your Organisation?

About a decade ago, when we analysed project failure, one response received was this: “Projects fail for the same reasons and nothing is done about it”. One wonders, what about today? Below are some root causes of highest-impact problems. Could … Continue reading

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Want to Change Culture? Do Not Start A Culture Change Project!

Start a culture change project and it will fail. Solve the problems that hide behind cultural matters and related cultural matters disappear. The latter happened when a leading IT services organisation successfully identified and solved problems that were undermining employee … Continue reading

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I Thought I Was Thinking Out of the Box. I Was Not. What About You?

In my previous post, I listed the three main events that drive my thinking. The analytical skill created by one of these events delivered effective solutions again and again, but it also created a serious downside. These experiences lead to … Continue reading

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