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March 22nd, 2017

The Negative Inventory Manager is a toxic manager, an organizational health hazard.

There is a type of manager/leader who masters the art of listing what you don’t have.  We don’t have the […]

March 21st, 2017

I’m now of an age when I only want to work with people who want to change the world

And still I get lots of people who raise eyebrows, people who look at me with a conspiracy-like smile (‘you […]

March 20th, 2017

‘Our best days are yet to come. Our proudest moments are yet to be. Our most glorious achievements are just ahead’

I am borrowing Ronald Reagan’s lines to remind ourselves that, as leaders in an organization, we must visualize a future. […]

March 19th, 2017

End of Week Summary: Viral Change

Happy Sunday to all Daily Thoughts readers! This week, The Chalfont Project team have been busy working onsite with one […]

March 17th, 2017

The 51 week problem.

I got this insight from one of our Viral Change™  clients in the health care sector. We were talking about […]

March 16th, 2017

There is no cost to being, and the ROI is pretty good.

The cost of authenticity, of being yourself, is zero. In theory, the cost of pretending you  are somebody else is […]

March 14th, 2017

The most dangerous character in the organization’s plot: The Self Proclaimed Saviour.

The Self Proclaimed Saviours will never save you since their only intent is their personal success. It happens in society […]

March 13th, 2017

An enlightened top leadership is sometimes a fantastic alibi for a non-enlightened management to do whatever they want

Nothing is more rewarding than having a CEO who says world-changing things in the news, and who produces bold, enlightened […]

March 12th, 2017

End of Week Summary: 3 of our Favourites!

Hello from the Daily Thoughts team! Here at HQ, we can’t quite believe it’s March already – although we are enjoying […]

March 10th, 2017

From mess to clarity in two paths: the rational and the effective.

Type One: This is messy. Accountabilities are not clear. The process sucks. Too many people involved. The issue to address […]

March 9th, 2017

Behave or I will 360 you

Ever since glorious Michael O’Leary CEO of Ryanair was told to control himself and get close to the customer (I […]

March 8th, 2017

The real risk is not to be risky enough.

Is this risky enough? The modern risk manager says. This question usually sits high in many our Viral Change™ programmes. […]

March 7th, 2017

The insurgent wins.

The insurgent strategy may be called. It is applicable to politics and also to business. The insurgent does not play […]

March 6th, 2017

7 Rules to negotiate and lead ( and control your destiny). Number 5 is the tricky one.

Control the conversation. Control the dialogue. Don’t accept a dialogue imposed to you. Common ground is OK, but only if […]

March 5th, 2017

End of Week Summary: 3 Daily Thoughts on Innovation

Happy weekend from Daily Thoughts HQ! This week we wanted to send you three posts on Innovation, which we hope […]

March 3rd, 2017

Organizations: The Enemy Within (3/3). What the real enemies look like.

My final topic of these 3 parts:  We have a full mythology of what can and can’t be done in […]

March 1st, 2017

Organizations: The Enemy Within (2/3). What the real enemies look like.

How to look for the enemy? It is there. It is in the form of divisional silos that don’t talk […]

February 27th, 2017

Organizations: The Enemy Within (1/3). There is no ‘war on talent’

When years ago McKinsey consultants produced a book entitled “The war for talent”, they successfully created the impression that talent […]

February 26th, 2017

End of week Summary: 3 on Leadership

Happy weekend from Daily Thoughts support team at The Chalfont Project HQ! Leadership is always a popular subject and an […]

February 25th, 2017

Don’t trust armchair critics, reformers, and broadcasters of leadership who don’t know what a dry cleaner is

Follow the ones who do, who move, who try, who push.  The ones who get dirty ( and send their […]