Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ask BIG Questions

Nothing stimulates vision more then asking big questions In fact, a simple well stated question can actually become a powerful organisational changing vision. Ratan Tata, the CEO of the Indian based TATA Motors, provided a good example of such a … Continue reading

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Leading Through Crisis

Managing a crisis such as the kiwifruit PSA disease provides significant leadership challenges and I believe that to lead well through such a time a leader needs to do two things simultaneously;  1. Sort out the Short Term     … Continue reading

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It’s Not Fair!

  “John, I’m afraid you have to leave.”                                                                 … Continue reading

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Mission Critical

It just seems so human of us to get distracted by the urgent and forget to do what matters most. Are there things you are working on today that are taking you away from mission critical tasks? If so, create a short-list … Continue reading

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Stealing time for Exercise

Taking time is a thief’s trade: making time is a strategists. An effective manager must be both a strategist and a thief, stealing time from less compelling and more leisurely pursuits to get the job done.” Lewis Kelly. The kiwifruit … Continue reading

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Now That’s Fair!

What’s fairer, to treat everyone the same, or to treat each individual as they should be treated? I once worked for a company that insisted on paying everyone in the same role the same amount. Oh sure they had a … Continue reading

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