Testing Your Operations To Breaking Point

When Boeing and other aeroplane manufacturers are developing new aircraft they test them literally to destruction. This ensures that the planes will still operate effectively in the most extreme situations. It is a concept that I think should be applied to business...

Why You Should Avoid Quick Wins

“Most project teams seek to deliver ‘quick wins’ as a way of building momentum on a project. In this podcast Stuart explains why, in the vast majority of cases, this is a flawed approach, and how you should really build pace, momentum and...

What Kind Of Change Leader Are You? (Version 2.0)

In this previous post I set out four types of change leaders. I now realise that the definitions were unhelpful In particular, the post suggested that some leaders don’t lead change. I think this is false. All business leaders will lead change. The differences lie in...

What Kind Of Change Leader Are You?

There are many factors that distinguish successful change leaders from including communication style, personal management capabilities, influencing skills and commercial acumen. Two factors, however, help define the style and likely success rate of change leaders....

The Real Performance Curve

I see it with my coaching clients as they develop new skills, I see it with my eldest son as he avoids practicing the piano, and I see it with myself as I struggle to stick to a reasonable exercise regime. It’s the disappointment that comes from false expectations of...