There is more than enough data: most meetings are dreadful. We spend 40% of our time in meetings and yet rate over half as ineffective. Organisations have powerful processes to manage money and people, yet do little to manage their most precious resource – time. We looked at a wide range of evidence and advice to come up with 15 tips for better meetings: a manifesto for better meetings.
Lessons from two books: Hermini Ibarra’s Act Like a Leader and Brian Dive’s Mission Mastery. Ibarra shows how the requirement of leadership is changing rapidly and old ideas don’t work. Dive shares important 19thC thinking and how badly-applied these ideas have been since. We summarise both.
We are never going back to business as usual. Here is advice influenced by the lessons of Ernest Shackleton’s failed but remarkable 1914 Antarctic expedition (among other sources). with five features of leadership for engaging your people and succeeding in tough and unpredictable times.
As a leader you have all the assets at your disposal – except time. In tough periods it becomes even more important to focus your time and energy on what really matters – in the areas where you can contribute most. Five practical steps plus tips from some well-known CEOs.
The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions Donald Calne, neuroscientist. Effective leadership through emotion and challenge – but steer clear of fear. A summary of the recent neuroscience and psychology.
Staying focused in a world with too many competing demands: the more senior you are the greater the scarcity of time and bandwidth. And the more it matters. We look at recent research and summarise the practical advice on how to manage this.
In a world of damaged trust, we are more dependent than ever on the goodwill of others. The better connected the leadership to the rest of the world, the better the team performance. We look at four themes for leaders to think about and act on.
Speed and agility are key to improving revenue, customer loyalty, market share and speed to market. Six ways to overcome the organisational barriers and build the capability for speed.
Why executive teams are uniquely difficult – and often dysfunctional. Five themes for accelerating teamwork and performance, based the best available research.
Plus a timely lesson from Alex Ferguson. What business can take from the approach of some football managers to unlock the creative and collaborative power of their teams by pushing much of the routine into habits. Practical tips to apply it in organisations.