Tag Archives: Planning

  • Managing your time is a political issue


    I have never yet heard a coaching client say “I have so much time, please give me something to do” (well if I did it wouldn’t be for very long, someone would certainly fill up their day with stuff!). So time’s an issue for most of us. Here are a few tips that may help […]

  • Strategy from Lego


    Check out this interesting interview with the former CEO of Lego from 2014. Here are some of my highlights: for 2 years, we didn’t have a strategy; we had a detailed action plan companies don’t die of starvation, they die of indigestion Less talk, more action: you can’t think yourself more effective They tracked their […]

  • Making offsites work


    Offsites are such an effective way to plan, strategise or solve operational problems. They can bring teams together. Resolve cross-functional communication problems. Agree new ways of doing things. Build culture. Of course I can run one for you. My Offsites 101 pages give you the flavour of what I do and how I approach offsites. […]

  • Approaches to strategic planning


    This approach to strategic planning seems sound. Look for profitability, remove the obstacles and formulate rules for people to know how to work towards it. If only the book were available in kindle, I’d be reading it now!

  • Culture eats strategy for breakfast


    It doesn’t matter how good your strategy is if the culture isn’t aligned with it. And when your culture IS aligned with strategy, then things magically happen. David Maister talked about it in Strategy and the Fat Smoker, and this article from Farnam Street summarises Plain Talk on the same subject.

  • Take notes by hand — not on a laptop


    Whenever you are learning, you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop, according to the research. Engages different parts of the brain, makes you think more conceptually, doesn’t distract you with beeps or buzzes, is easier on the eyes…. and you retain more. Enough said. And if you’re dead set on having to write […]

  • Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question”


    when people are trying to motivate themselves to do something, questions actually work better than statements or commands. In other words, asking “Will I do X?” or “How might I do X?” is more motivating than declaring “I will do X!” via Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015? | Co.Design | business + […]