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  Daily Thoughts

August 26th, 2022

Unprecedented Times? Sure. Let’s Move On Please.

Somewhere in the post-Covid peak, I promised myself that I wasn’t going to pay attention anymore to anything that starts with […]

August 19th, 2022

Engagement, Empowerment and Ownership Culture Meet at One Single Point. Obvious, Simple and Incredibly Forgotten

Employee engagement efforts, ownership values and empowerment behaviours must meet at one point. It’s simple, not terribly controversial, based upon […]

August 12th, 2022

Employee Engagement and the Productivity Magnet

For me, the most damaging use of the employee engagement framework is the widespread one that states that ‘engagement’ predicts […]

August 5th, 2022

Is Employee Engagement Whatever Is Measured By Employee Engagement Surveys?

Engagement, retention even activism…Traditional models of employee engagement are getting a bit tired. They are starting to look the same, […]

July 29th, 2022

Management: By Invitation Unbundle Reporting Lines and Management Teams

Corporate grade, reporting lines and membership of leadership teams in organizations often go together. But unbundling these components is a […]

July 22nd, 2022

Safe to Talk, Need to Talk, Must talk. Team Meetings and Airtime

Leading a meeting for the purposes of building a team (on top of achieving some business goals) may include a […]

July 15th, 2022

A Critical Thinking Health Check. 10 Questions for your Organization and Yourself

  If any of these are a good picture of your organization, you need to add ‘critical thinking’ to the […]

July 8th, 2022

We need teaming up, not more teams

‘Meetings’ and ‘teams’ are two different things. Team equals meeting, is a cancer. Our language has been perverted. ‘Let’s bring […]

July 1st, 2022

If the business if the mission, culture is the strategy

Culture is in the A list, the one where ‘work’ sits. Not in the B list (‘when I have time, […]

June 24th, 2022

Culture is the new workplace

If you want to have a conversation about the future of work, the nature of work, the post-pandemic work, the […]

June 17th, 2022

Peer-to-peer is the strongest engine of change

Welcome to my weekly focus on culture change, leadership and organizational design. This week, I focus on what culture is, […]

June 10th, 2022

Start with behaviours, get meaning

For those of you not yet familiar with the change. Daily Thoughts has evolved. New name and format. Rather than daily, I […]

June 3rd, 2022

Behaviours Create Culture

Daily Thoughts has evolved. New name and format. Rather than daily, I will share with you a weekly focus on culture […]

May 27th, 2022

The Corporate Love Affair with a Thermometer: Employee Engagement Surveys

In case you missed my first edition, sent out last week, Daily Thoughts has evolved. Now a new format, rather than daily, I […]

May 20th, 2022

What are the collective leadership capabilities?

So, I’m back. But in a different format. Rather than daily thoughts, I will now share with you a regular […]

December 11th, 2021

There is only one strategy test: what will you tell the children?

There is only one strategy test: what will you tell the children? There is only one strategy test: what will […]

November 30th, 2021

My solution to a ‘chicken and egg’ problem is the omelette. Deadly serious about this.

‘Daily Thoughts’ is paused, to assess its value and its next  ‘presentation of  life’. Bear with us. In the meantime, […]

November 26th, 2021

What people think and what people say are occasionally connected. Being aware of this may be lifesaving.

‘Daily Thoughts’ is paused, to assess its value and its next  ‘presentation of  life’. Bear with us. In the meantime, […]

November 23rd, 2021

Don’t read anything that starts with ‘research has shown’.

‘Daily Thoughts’ is paused, to assess its value and its next  ‘presentation of  life’. Bear with us. In the meantime, […]

November 22nd, 2021

The journey: for an Himalayan trip, trust a few good shepherds. Including your company Himalayans

Organizational transformation equals organizational life. Sometimes we add an adjective to signpost a direction. For example, digital transformation. Very often […]