HAS YOUR ORGANISATION LOST ITS MOJO?

HAS YOUR ORGANISATION LOST ITS MOJO?

Each time I walk into an organisation, I can immediately measure the “vibe”, from positive and energetic all the way across the spectrum to positively dead.  Generally, the positive organisations are the ones with strong leaders coaching and supporting their teams to...
THE IMPORTANCE OF CORE PURPOSE IN BUSINESS

THE IMPORTANCE OF CORE PURPOSE IN BUSINESS

Core Purpose, not to be confused with company Vision (which could be considered the “where”), a company’s Core Purpose is more about the “why”.  In fact, it could be considered the philosophical component that is often missing in business, let alone our personal...
NEW ZEALAND LIVING WAGE – WHY BUSINESS SHOULD PREPARE NOW

NEW ZEALAND LIVING WAGE – WHY BUSINESS SHOULD PREPARE NOW

I get the feeling that the Living Wage discussion is gaining momentum in New Zealand, and I’m getting a feeling of Déjà vu.  Although I’ve been in New Zealand for over 13 years now, I know many business organisations in the UK that have been through this process, and...
LEAN – LOST IN TRANSLATION…

LEAN – LOST IN TRANSLATION…

Lean is a generic term for the Toyota Production System, however few people understand how much has been lost in translation. It is common these days for people to go on Japan study tours, and although Toyota allow visits to their sites, only the surface layer can be...
LEAN CULTURE – THEORY INTO REALITY

LEAN CULTURE – THEORY INTO REALITY

Changing the culture of an organisation is not an easy task. It takes dedication, strategy, and a great deal of learning and experience to avoid a number of pitfalls along the way. A few won’t succeed the first or even second time of trying, but some will come back...