PROJECTS – Is this why your projects never hit their targets?

  Project: An individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim. (Ref: www.oxforddictionaries.com )      Projects are part of every day life in a business and are not only limited to large discrete initiatives. What I mean by this is that many associate projects with what a company produces. For […]

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LEAN: It is important but it won’t grow your business.

I see a lot of emphasis these days on LEAN and productivity activities pitched as what is needed for business and industry to grow their markets and opportunities. LEAN and the associated activities are important and relevant methodologies which almost  every business can benefit from and can be applied in every part of a business. […]

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Why do organisations strive for Mediocrity instead of Excellence?

Mediocrity: derived from Mediocre, meaning “of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate” (Ref:Dictionary.com) Excellence: derived from Excel, meaning “to surpass others or be superior in some respect or area; do extremely well” (Ref: Dictionary.com) Based on definition alone, it is inconceivable why any business leader would settle for mediocrity over […]

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Micromanagement: the legacy it leaves behind

  I have been fortunate during my career not to have worked for a micromanager (aka control freak), but I have seen the effects of what micromanagement does to individuals, teams and the wider business, and it is not positive.  I have seen the aftermath (in terms of the damage within the business) of micromanagement and will […]

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