COMPANY VISIONS – ARE THEY JUST NONSENSE?

COMPANY VISIONS – ARE THEY JUST NONSENSE?

They’re supposed to be long term, some would even say beyond the lifetime of the current organisation leaders. We’re told we need a long term vision to keep our organisations on course towards a destination. I find it difficult to disagree with the concept, however,...
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...