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Bay Jordan
Inspiring organisational transformation through my 'Every Individual Matters' Model
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Continuing with the recent theme of leadership and the question of whether or not you are a good leader, here is something else you can do to find out. Ask yourself, “Do I focus on value?” That might seem like... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Zealise Blog
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Continuing with the last week’s theme and pursuing the subject of leadership and the question of whether or not you are a good leader, another area worth assessing is your organisational well-being. Is this a topic you ever consider and,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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Imagine, right now, that you are attached to a lie-detector and you are asked, “Are you a good business leader?” How would you answer? If you are supremely confident, you might respond quickly, “Of course!” If you are more modest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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Change is an integral part of life. So much so that we are often completely unaware of it. We simply wake up one day to the realization that something familiar isn’t quite the same as we thought it was. We... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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You don’t have to be a leader to be aware of the pace of change and the challenges of competing and surviving in today’s global market. As a leader, however, you certainly face them every working hour; perhaps every waking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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You probably know that, if you put a frog in cold water and slowly heat it, it will eventually boil to death. This fact was popularised by management guru Charles Handy in his 1989 book, “The Age of Unreason.” But,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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We are now well into the new year. As the days pass and you settle back into your routine, you may find yourself struggling to keep your resolutions. You may even already have broken them. Certainly all the promise of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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“Mine!” “No! Mine!” How often have you seen that scenario play out? I certainly found it a recurring theme over the holidays as I watched my two very young grandchildren play. And I would guess that 95 out of 100... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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It seems to come around more quickly than ever, as if trying to catch you by surprise. Nevertheless, ready or not, it is once again the time of the year to take a break from business and the responsibilities of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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Rather ironically, hours after posting my blog last week (Cats, Caterpillars and Business), I received reinforcing information that substantiated all my points. And from no less an authority than Professor Gary Hamel. He enumerates the staggering scale of efficiencies that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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Have you ever noticed how sensitive a cat’s fur is? Barely touch a sleeping cat and it will twitch where you touch it. It’s purely reflex, I know, but it is something I love doing and always makes me smile.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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When will we learn, or, as Bob Dylan put it, “When will we ever learn?” That is the question I found myself pondering after reading two very different articles this week. The first was actually a very constructive piece, “Cultivating... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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As a human being you cannot survive on your own. It doesn’t matter how capable or self-sufficient you consider yourself to be, it is practically impossible. Interdependence is an inescapable fact of life. If you are a manager or leader,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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You couldn’t have made it up! In a world where the excesses of business have fuelled strong – sometimes violent – protests against capitalism and corporate malfeasance, Donald Trump won the US election because he was perceived as a businessman!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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Less than 3% of leadership time is spent on collectively building a view of the future. At least, so said Gary Hamel and CK Prahalad in their book “Competing for the Future.” You might find some comfort in the fact... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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It is encouraging to know that employee ownership is becoming increasingly popular and more widespread. According to Chief Executive Magazine the number of worker-owned businesses in the US is growing around 6% per year and such businesses now account for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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You could count all the words of Spanish I know on one hand, but “No Mas!” is a phrase I remember well (thanks to an historical boxing match last century.) But it took on a new relevance this past week.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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Much as I would like to take credit for (what I think is) a catchy headline, it is actually inspired by an October 2016 Harvard Business Review article: “Why Leadership Training Fails – and What to Do About It.” The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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It often seems that people stand in the way of their own success. They get so focused on whatever they are trying to achieve that their thinking becomes habit, they fail to see, let alone consider, other options and their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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“At any level of management, you took the job knowing that the role put you in charge and on the hot seat for every success and failure on the team — no exceptions.” Those words from Liz Ryan pack a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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“The science of leadership is well established.” So says Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London. This premise enables him to conclude, “There is no real need to advance it in order to improve real-world practices.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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Have you ever heard of The People Paradox? I hadn’t either, although I was well aware of Lord Acton’s famous quote that, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Well, apparently that’s not just a bon mot: power does corrupt.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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Last week I wrote about The Golden and Platinum Rules in the context of Customer Experience. Today I want to discuss them in the broader context of human relations before, once again, narrowing the perspective and looking specifically at their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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For some time now, I have been aware of the Platinum Rule. I have, however, remained sceptical and largely ignored it. After all, the Golden Rule has worked for the human race for millennia and underpinned much of what has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Zealise Blog
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And that is not all. You might even go so far as to say that, rather than espousing the “socialist” label so often associated with worker cooperatives, the ‘Every Individual Matters’ model takes the capitalist imperative to a new level and extends all the benefits of the capitalist model to your employees. It recognises and rewards the investment of both investors and employees, and ensures they work together to reap the rewards of their mutual contributions in a more effective, more productive and less wasteful system. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Zealise Blog