AM I INSPIRED?

AM I INSPIRED?

Recently during a strategy workshop, I asked the team what the word ‘Inspire’ meant to them. There were some interesting results. I won’t share the results here, but you might like to think for a moment what it means to you. In my upcoming book 10% Better: Taking...
CONSCIOUS IMPROVEMENT

CONSCIOUS IMPROVEMENT

What area of your business isn’t running as smoothly as you’d like? What frustrations or delays or errors are you continually putting up with? An improvement program requires a conscious decision to address the inefficiencies and roadblocks that crop up, and should be...
10% Better – Turning Compliance from a Cost to a Benefit

10% Better – Turning Compliance from a Cost to a Benefit

A client recently told me they had plenty of work, they just need to consolidate their position. He meant they needed to make sure they could deliver what the customers wanted, and to become more efficient at how they did that rather than look for growth this year. He...
Do it on Purpose

Do it on Purpose

A 2021 McKinsey report tells us that employees expect their jobs to bring a significant sense of purpose to their lives. Employers need to help meet this need or be prepared to lose talent to companies that will. It’s no longer just a case of defining a company...
STOP FIGHTING FIRES

STOP FIGHTING FIRES

What an exciting few weeks we’ve had on the east coast of Australia! Dramatic, traumatic, destructive and tragic, but nonetheless exciting. (For those not based here, we’ve seen repeated east coast low pressure systems bring deluges of rain for weeks on end causing...
Not just a Wish List

Not just a Wish List

A few years ago, a tennis coach suggested I change my grip to a more modern and versatile hold that would make changing from forehand to backhand quicker. I didn’t think I had much of a problem with that area of my game, but I gave it a go. It seemed to work, but I...
Compliance–Cost or Benefit?

Compliance–Cost or Benefit?

Do you remember the Volkswagen emissions scandal? In November 2021 the High Court of Australia dismissed Volkswagen’s attempt to overturn the $AU125 million fine for making false representations about compliance with Australia’s diesel emission standards. In the US...
Did Ash Barty really win the Australian Open?

Did Ash Barty really win the Australian Open?

Did Ash Barty really win the Australian Open? If you listen carefully to her speeches and media answers, it was Team Barty who won, not just the individual. She was the player on the court, but it was the combination of an excellent team executing their strategy that...
WHAT IS YOUR FOCUS?

WHAT IS YOUR FOCUS?

What is your organisational focus? Are you a compliance focused organisation or do you have a focus on continual improvement? It is a sad fact that many companies that focus purely on compliance tend to stagnate. They might have moments once a year where everything is...
Look Back to Look Forward

Look Back to Look Forward

Reflection is an important activity that we don’t always stop long enough to do. But it really is important to regularly take time to understand what we have achieved and check if that matches up with what we planned. And reflection is not only about achievements,...