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Five minutes on…creative sparring

Creative sparring, provides a tool to observe and feedback on one 2 one sessions by an independent observer.   It takes the following form:-   Score Listening:         +ve              -ve                                    Supporting:       +ve                        -ve Scoring Mark the graph once for each … Continue reading

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Time management

From  http://www.archerpoint.com/blog/Posts/time-management-matrix-urgent-vs-important-living-box-two Stephen Covey in his famous book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey designed a matrix that helps individuals prioritize activities, determining which activities are important, which are urgent, and which can be considered distractions or interruptions. … Continue reading

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Five minutes on … corporate entrepreneurship

Traditionally, in divisional organisations, the prerogative of entrepreneurship rests with top managers. It is their job to allocate resources; those on the front line are implementers. The divisional structure has also proved ideal for refining the management of on-going operations. … Continue reading

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Five minutes on … the balanced scorecard

which measure? A recent survey by the Institute of Management Accountants found that 64% of US companies are experimenting with some sort of new performance measurement system. what is it?In essence, the scorecard is a measurement model which takes a … Continue reading

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Leadership – a little more to consider?

Leadership in some more detail  This paper on leadership is in four sections:-        Theory        Trust        Relationships        Further reading the full paper is here:-LeadershipInDepth2014 An introduction The dictionary defines a leader as ‘a person who rules, guides … Continue reading

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Five minutes on … action learning

don’t just sit there – learn something  Action learning is an educational process whereby people work and learn together by tackling real issues and reflecting on their actions. Learners acquire knowledge through actual actions and practice rather than through traditional … Continue reading

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Five minutes on … making change stick

Many change programmes don’t last. When the pressure is off, behaviours return to the old ways. Often there is too much focus on changing processes, to the detriment of the people involved. Strategic programmes that fail include: re-engineering competitive positioning … Continue reading

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