If you’re too busy to laugh, you’re too busy
Jun09

If you’re too busy to laugh, you’re too busy

We all spend a lot of time at work, even if it’s virtual. Many spend more time with their colleagues than they do with friends and family. Sounds familiar? And when you spend that much time at work, it needs to be enjoyable and fun. That doesn’t mean that it has to be “laugh out loud” fun (although that’s great too!), but it needs to have great elements of joy and fulfilment at regular intervals. This in turn means that...

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Lessons from a legend and more in this month’s IMPACT
Jun08

Lessons from a legend and more in this month’s IMPACT

Welcome to the June issue of IMPACT. This month we focus on the importance of seeing patterns, how feedforward is the way to go, and why we should laugh more at work. We also share another of our monthly IMPACT HACKS (quick, practical tips for great impact), this time on change. And there’s a story about a team that lets their guard down and connects. You can download the issue here or read it online here. Enjoy the read and...

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3 Peer Impact Hacks
May24

3 Peer Impact Hacks

Your peers are a crucial stakeholder group to manage with care. You need each other and the more you can have a great impact with them, the better you will do. Here are 3 quick impact hacks to consider, to connect and collaborate better with your peers, and jointly deliver with more impact for the organisation overall. SEE THEM AS CUSTOMERS Imagine that they are someone that you can be of service to, someone you can help and want to...

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The Long-Game Leader
May18

The Long-Game Leader

More than ever, the world needs leaders who are strategically focused on the long-term picture; long-term sustainable organisational success – not just their own short-term success. Have you observed how when a new (senior) leader joins a team/division/organisation they are typically expected to put their own ‘mark’ on it? We call this a ‘Ruler’ leader. Everyone’s eyes are on them; what will they do? What’s their vision?...

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Think like a strategist
May14

Think like a strategist

Are you strategic? Are you strategic enough? Many leaders we meet, unless quite senior, are focused on the tactical, day-to-day realities of work. That’s OK, but there needs to be a balance, for everyone, regardless of our role – everyone needs to weave in strategy in what they do. And in order to be a positive disruptor, it’s absolutely crucial to focus on and develop strategic ability. So, what is strategy then really? This is what...

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The Generous Leader
May11

The Generous Leader

Having team members who aren’t generous towards each other, who don’t freely and generously share what they know, is a challenge that most teams face. And yet, a team can’t afford not to share their thoughts, ideas and experience. Sometimes people don’t make the link between lack of generosity and not getting as good a result as they could have. And yet, the link is real. Workplaces need to be generous places. As a leader,...

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