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Spring is high season for sports competition here in Australia – including Australian Football League (AFL) finals, interstate rugby play-offs and thoroughbred horse racing carnivals. So you get a good look at who’s best and who makes up the rest.
Communicating your organisational strategy in one word, or a single phrase is something I advocate strongly during client strategy workshops. The idea is to have a memorable, simple rallying cry, such as IBM’s ‘Think’, Apple’s competitively positioned ‘Think Differently’ or Southwest Airlines ‘Wheels Up’.
Pivot is the word on everyone’s lips right now, and there have been some incredible examples of innovation in recent weeks; LEGO making face masks, gin companies making hand sanitiser, to name just two. It’s all about making the most of your core competency, a regular topic I discuss with my coaching clients.
As we navigate uncertain times, many of us are looking to the past for learnings through times of crisis. In my experience, lessons learned from crisis are generally timeless – and these three particular examples from World War II are an excellent example. No matter what crisis we are dealing with, the way we manage our people and our priorities and making smart decisions is going to make an impact.
To lead, you must also follow; Know your model; Curbing burnout to boost wellness; To improve global prosperity, hire better managers
To lead, you must also follow – the topic of leadership is a favourite of mine and it is certainly keenly discussed whenever I meet with clients – the challenges of motivating others to succeed as well as how to present and be perceived as a leader.