Category Archives: The leadership toolbox

some examples of our people development support tools

Five minutes on … cognitive diversity: thinking differently?

Say the word ‘diversity’ to many managers and quite reasonably most will talk about of equality of opportunity for women, or ethnic minorities, or any group that is under-represented in the workplace. Only a minority will think that you’re talking about cognitive … Continue reading

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Five minutes on … getting creative?

The greater shift towards an information-based economy requires a more sophisticated workforce with higher order skills such as creativity, flexibility in thought, the ability to make decisions based upon incomplete information, complex pattern recognition abilities and synthesis skills has made … Continue reading

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Five minutes on … Benchmarking – a load of old cobblers?

How might we define it? Some might say it is a load of old cobblers and how true, given that it was this trade that used a bench to mark out the shape of the customer’s foot. You may be … Continue reading

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Five minutes on … Do you have five minutes to give us your feedback?

The prologue… Last week I had four opportunities to give feedback and one encounter where feedback was not asked for nor required. The first feedback request was part of the automated system to get a new tax disc for my … Continue reading

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Five minutes on … Strategy, what strategy?

Do you have an approach that puts your people at the heart of the strategic intent? the pitfalls of strategic planning process as you may know it … underlying view that systems think, not people; that strategy can be programmed … Continue reading

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Five minutes on …Why change fails

For organisations which manage change skilfully, it can become the driving force that perpetuates success and growth, with every change presenting a new opportunity to increase efficiency or to build the business. But all too often, change fails, as companies … Continue reading

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Five minutes on…Managing meetings

They say a meeting is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done Recognise yours? Here’s how to improve their (and your) reputation … method in the meeting Guidelines for … Continue reading

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