Team Meetings – Why have them?

Team Meetings – Why have them?

Do you have regular team meetings? Are you getting any benefit from them? Or are you canceling the meeting more often than you hold it? 2020 saw a change in the way most companies held regular team meetings – some were dropped altogether whilst others increased with...
Delegation = Empowerment

Delegation = Empowerment

As a young leader (and even as an older one) I sometimes have struggled with ‘letting go’. Have you ever been caught saying “It’s quicker if I do it myself” or “It’ll be done properly if I just do it myself”? But you are not empowering your team when you try to do...
How to build Safety into your Company Culture

How to build Safety into your Company Culture

A safety culture requires leadership at all levels of an organisation. It is essential that top management or business owners show their commitment to safety, but it is the people on the ground who have to deliver on it. Team leaders and supervisors are also essential...
Quality Mindset

Quality Mindset

Does your company have a ‘quality mindset’? Are your people focused on customer satisfaction and getting things right first time. The benefits of a quality mindset within an organisation are innumerable. You might want to move from constant rework to ‘right first...
Trust

Trust

Do you trust your team? Do they trust you? Is trust even relevant in your business? Trust is a funny concept. Is it a feeling? Or is it an action i.e. something you do? All the textbooks describe it as a value, but if you don’t value trust then it’s not relevant. So...
From Scrambled to Strategic

From Scrambled to Strategic

It’s 2021. Have you set objectives yet? Are your objectives strategic or are you a bit scrambled? Look at the Priority Continuum illustrated. Write down where you think you currently sit. Are priorities scrambled (no idea), are they spontaneous (let’s focus on this...
Objectives for ISO Certification

Objectives for ISO Certification

If your company has ISO9001 certification you may have struggled to set mandatory quality objectives. All too often a business throws together some objectives for the purpose of getting the certificate, without really wanting to achieve them. This is known as the ‘set...
Continual Improvement

Continual Improvement

What do you think when you hear the words continual improvement? Perhaps you think slow and steady, or maybe it is a constant drive for betterment? The reason I called my company Improve Consulting was that I wanted to help people improve the way they do business. Now...
Goal!

Goal!

The winter soccer season is over, but I am happy to announce the summer futsal season starts this week. I am really looking forward to playing with my summer team again, as we come together with the same attitude of fair play and a common desire to win. If one of us...
The Wobbles

The Wobbles

Do you ever feel like you or your business has a case of the wobbles? Turns out it might not be such a bad thing. Recently my Pilates instructor told me not to stop an exercise when I get the wobbles. Rather the wobbles was just an indication that my body had to learn...