Do you assume you have to provide big-company benefits and opportunities when you are still an SME and need everyone to take accountability? It’s a common mistake made by second generation organisations. Here’s why. As a company moves from first to second generation, it can actually become quite big – the EU definition of SME includes “enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not… read more →
What you don’t see can hurt you and your team. Unexamined beliefs can undermine your best intentions. Here are five questions to help surface some important leadership beliefs and to consider how well your actions reflect them. 1. What do you stand for? What do you care deeply about? When you know what you hold most dear, you can live your life consistently according to those values. Leaders of great… read more →
This says it all really…Lynne Cazaly‘s illustration showcases brilliantly Simon Sinek‘s ‘Start With Why’ ideas on organisation development.
It’s easy to blame external circumstances when you get stopped – your manager, lack of time, a change in the market… But if anything really stops you short in life, it’s likely to be a self-limiting belief: a thought about yourself, reinforced by emotion. An event occurred. You drew a conclusion about it and absorbed it emotionally. This is because people are ‘meaning-making’ machines; we try to give meaning to… read more →