Respect: what it means to different people

By Keith CoatsRespect is important currency in all relationships and whilst it may sound simple, the reality is, it is far from simple.How respect is given and received is strongly nuanced by personality, culture and context. Understanding these nuances is the key to practicing respect. Most organisations list ‘respect’ as a core value and yet […]

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Adaptive Leaders Mind the Gap between Rhetoric and Reality

By Keith CoatsAccording to author Richard Dobbs (No Ordinary Disruption) in 1950 a company occupied its place on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) for an average of 60 years. By 2011 that span had dropped to 18 years. More concerning is that Dobbs predicts that by 2027, 75% of currently listed companies […]

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Managing Millennials

By Graeme Codrington PROBLEM: The youngest staff members in my team don’t seem to be proactive or committed to completing tasks – how can I get through to them and explain the importance of doing what I need them to do?DIAGNOSIS: I am not a fan of the popular put-downs of the Millennial generation. You know […]

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Plans, plans, plans…and then some!

By Keith Coats The Problem: ​We are too reliant and dependent on plans! I know we need to more agile and adaptive and this over-dependence on always ‘having a plan’ isn’t helping! How can we change this?The Solution:The ‘Head’ bit: It was General Eisenhower who said, “Plans are pointless but planning is essential”. The real issue […]

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