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Bay Jordan
Inspiring organisational transformation through my 'Every Individual Matters' Model
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“Motivation is the reason that people develop talent in the first place.” That line from Adam Grant’s book “Give and Take” really made me stop and think! Imagine the talent, and its impact, if everyone was motivated – especially in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at Zealise Blog
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As a business leader you invest a fair proportion of your time in your organisation’s brand – consciously and unconsciously. Your efforts are conscious when setting strategy and corporate culture objectives but mostly unconscious when overseeing daily operations. Needless to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at Zealise Blog
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To communicate effectively you’re going to need Information, which becomes Knowledge, which leads to Experience, which leads to Proficiency, which gives you Wisdom, which gives you Deeper Experience, which gives you Authority At least that is what I learned from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Zealise Blog
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I have long championed employee ownership, which is a key element of my ‘Every Individual Matters’ Model. It has always seemed self-evident to me that a sense of ownership would increase productivity, create greater cultural cohesion and secure strategic integrity... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Zealise Blog
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It’s true: you don’t know what you don’t know! So, logically, you cannot miss it. But that does not justify the old adage that “ignorance is bliss.” You can certainly miss the benefits that the knowledge could bring you, which... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Zealise Blog
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Newton’s 3rd Law of Physics. You might not remember it is as that but you almost certainly know it or have heard of it: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Even if you are familiar with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Zealise Blog
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I bet you are doing more to monitor customer experience than ever before. That’s a pretty safe bet because technology has simply made it so much easier to interact with your customers and ascertain how they feel about dealing with... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Zealise Blog
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In his book, “Leadership” the Pulitzer Prize winning author, James MacGregor Burns defines leadership as, “The reciprocal process of mobilizing, by persons with certain motives and values, various economic, political and other resources, in a context of competition and conflict,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Zealise Blog
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What’s the difference anyway? That is the question I found myself asking. I was reading the Pulitzer Prize winning author, James MacGregor Burns’ book “Leadership” when I came across this statement; “… leadership of reform movements must be among the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Zealise Blog
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Silo-thinking: even if unfamiliar with the term, you are likely familiar with its effects. That’s because the root of silo-thinking is differentiation and distinction. And this has consequences – conscious and unconscious. You define any activity, role or responsibility according... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Zealise Blog
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VUCA is an acronym increasingly widely used to describe the operating climate you, like most organizations, face today: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. This environment makes much of what you have learned about management obsolete and demands a new operating... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Zealise Blog
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Synergy. That is a word that may not seem to be as popular or prolific as it once was. Yet that doesn’t make it any less relevant. Like any leader, you are likely facing the imperative to improve productivity and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Zealise Blog
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Do you have a strategy-execution gap? This may not be something you would readily admit, even to yourself. But, please pause for a moment and consider the question deeply, seriously and honestly. I suspect that if you were to do... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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Change is a fact of life. It is also a major factor in it. Increasingly so. Both the amount of change and the faster pace of change are widely acknowledged. No doubt you feel it yourself. Just imagine what somebody... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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“Management is not leadership.” Those bald words are from John Kotter’s 2012 updated preface to his 1996 book “Leading Change.” He makes the statement to highlight the theme of the second chapter. Yet the whole sentence reads, “The simple insight... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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There has been a quiet revolution over the past decade or two. I am referring to the shift from “Customer Service” to “Customer Experience.” This shift has been so subtle and unheralded that it has been more evolution than revolution.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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You cannot help wondering what management lessons need to be learned from the Grenfell Tower Fire disaster. Undoubtedly the Inquiry will highlight many. Yet it appears that there also plenty to be learned from the post-fire management. It seems that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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If you think about it, no organisational failure of any magnitude can come as a surprise. Someone, somewhere, was aware that things were not right. Yet those people either did not say anything or their concerns were ignored. For instance,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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Change has been endemic in business for decades. Yet identifying, initiating and implementing it successfully has never been straightforward and results almost invariably fall short of expectations. All too often this failure is attributed to employees’ reluctance to change and... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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The perpetual balancing act between selfishness and selflessness, or self-interest and group-interest, is evolutionarily fundamental. So much so that it has been described as “The Paradox of Being Human.” Thus, while I have written about it before, I have not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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Recently I came across an article in the July-August 2015 Harvard Business Review entitled, “People before Strategy.” (I am not sure the link will work, but you can try clicking here to read it for yourself.) I was particularly struck... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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“Mine!” Who hasn’t heard a young child say that? The concept of ownership is one of our most primitive senses. Indeed, I once read that the difference between North American and South American history, (both colonised around the same time)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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In 1991 Charles Handy concluded that the basic purpose of an organisation is to perpetuate itself within the context of the environment in which it operates. You might not have thought about it in quite that way, but that conviction... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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Of course you are not a talking head. But are you – or any members of your team – in danger of becoming one or being seen as one? A talking head is defined as “A person, especially a news... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Zealise Blog
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“Fortune favours the bold.” Or, perhaps Queen Elizabeth I’s legendary rendering of the sentiment as “Faint heart never won fair maiden”, may be more appropriate here. But, whichever statement you prefer, it’s true. After finally unveiling 'Love at Work' after... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Zealise Blog