Leadership

You Need to be Two-Faced to Lead Change

You Need to be Two-Faced to Lead Change

Is your glass half empty or half full? We’ve all heard that phrase used to…
Your Job Is Not To Get The Best Performance From Your People

Your Job Is Not To Get The Best...

OK, I’ll admit, that is a misleading title. Because that is your job. It’s just…
You're Using the Wrong Ruler. How to Truly Measure Change

You're Using the Wrong Ruler. How to Truly...

Change leaders are always looking for a new ruler. “How do we best measure change?”…
Your “Lessons Learned” Sessions are a Waste of Time

Your “Lessons Learned” Sessions are a Waste of...

A few years ago I sat down with a senior project manager to swap stories…
"In sickness and in health" does not apply here

"In sickness and in health" does not apply...

I found this fascinating: “Last year in the U.K., the Office for National Statistics reported…
What kind of guide are you?

What kind of guide are you?

Prague is a beautiful city. I charged out of the hotel moments after dropping my…
How to Say More than Thank You

How to Say More than Thank You

True story: At the end of a project I had spent more than year working…
Your Change is Off the Rails and You Don't Know It

Your Change is Off the Rails and You...

The meeting kicks off with a banner shouting the word congratulations in all caps. “We did…
Take The Idiosyncratic Road

Take The Idiosyncratic Road

Last week I recorded my first rap to acknowledge the completion of a major milestone…
When “work smarter” is a dumb idea

When “work smarter” is a dumb idea

Have you been here? … The boss: “Hey everyone, we’re excited to announce Project Phoenix! It…