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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Who drives change in your organisation?

By Keith Coats In a global context of exponential change, the organisational imperative becomes one of intentionally building the capacity to change and evolve. Adaptability is critical to survival; this was an accepted evolutionary insight long before it was understood within the realms of business. PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi has said that “Every morning you have […]

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