Exploring Integrity in Business – Part 1
I wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago saying that managing strong collaborative business relationships requires 4 key things, and that the first of those is Integrity.
That got me thinking about what I really mean by Integrity, and why it is important.
The Oxford Modern English Dictionary defines it […]
Belief No. 3 for a High Performance Organisation
Individuals and organisations perform at their best when they work together, rather than against each other.
In previous posts I’ve looked at how people want to do the best job they possibly can, and that they can be trusted to do it. In this final part I get into […]
Belief No. 2 for a High Performance Organisation
“There is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world—one thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, […]
Belief No. 1 for a High Performance Organisation
I first started work in my family business when I was 20. It was an iron foundry, employing about 50 people, and I was the 4th generation of my family to work there.
We had a very stable workforce and, with surprising insight for a 20 year old, […]
When it comes to maximising people’s performance at work, I hold three key beliefs that underlie all my thinking and actions:
People want to do the best job they possibly can
They can be trusted
Individuals and organisations perform at their best when they work together, rather than against each other
Of course, I’m not suggesting that these […]
Inspired by Ted Coine’s recent blog “Don’t be a Twit” (find him on twitter as @tedcoine) and some subsequent conversations with TrueTwit users, I decided to put pen to paper, or rather fingers to keys.
The increasing number of TrueTwit validation requests I get is really beginning to irritate me, particularly as, so far as I […]
Given enough time, I could probably come up with literally hundreds of reasons why collaboration within and between organisations is a really, really good idea.
But as it’s Friday afternoon I think I’ll keep it brief and start off with just 4.
And then I’ll break each of those 4 down into 4 more.
The top level 4 […]
How many times have you heard or said something that sounds broadly like “Our people are our most valuable asset”?
I know it’s a cliché, but I imagine that most people reading this would, at least generally, agree with that sentiment.
Well, here’s the bad news: IT’S NOT TRUE!
What’s worse: some of your people are actually your […]
I enjoyed an excellent lunch with a group of women business leaders yesterday.
At one point the conversation turned to the recent “sexist banter” incident at Sky Sports, that resulted in the sacking of Andy Gray, and resignation of Richard Keys.
I was quite surprised that everyone who expressed an opinion said something along the lines of […]
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