Leadership

Creating Alignment

Alignment – a term used to describe the synchronisation of the work, structure, metrics, people, reward, culture and leadership to a clear defined strategy. A topic which follows on nicely from last week’s discussion on Silos and the tell tale signs of a Silo culture which breaks down alignment. So now we are rowing in the same …

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Dismantling the silos and rowing in the same direction

Silo – a term that has become part of our everyday business vocabulary, it has been passed around and discussed at many board room tables over the years and for many organisations is still as current today as it was last year and the year before. Silo mentality in the workplace occurs when people specifically conclude …

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From Technical Expert to Leader…

One thing is certain about today’s leaders: technical competence alone is not enough to make them successful. We support organisations to transition their people from ‘Technical expert’ to ‘Leader’. Most businesses we work with, in particular, service led enterprises who are undergoing exponential growth are facing a reality which forces them to question whether promoting …

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The Value of the Disruptor Leader

Inertia is common in many organisations.  As businesses grow, their operations become increasingly complex, with more customers, more employees and more suppliers. Often, processes and systems that supported a company well for many years will no longer scale to accommodate the changes. As a result, a now-complex business may find itself using outdated processes and …

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Time to stop burning through the matches…

In a previous blog, I reflected on Time to Think and how important it is for organisations to create a Thinking Environment in which people can create, innovate and prosper. Therefore limiting workplace burnout, enhancing mental well-being and ultimately leading with a human centred approach, what at MA, we call ‘Human Focused Leadership’ (HFL). A …

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The Value of Workplace Coaching at times of Uncertainty

Through my coaching work with MA, I spent the best part of February interacting with business leaders whose diaries were, as ever, jam packed with meetings to discuss various items. Change management initiatives tended to be a popular item on the agenda and discussions around planning for the future and how best to roll out …

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The Value of a Strong Coaching Culture in the Workplace

I kick started the year, through my work with MA, coaching individuals from various organisations across the UK and some abroad. The companies they work for all trade in very different sectors and range from large corporates to smaller organisations. They have very different business goals and their cultures vary greatly. Despite these differences, they …

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