What is Situational Leadership


Leaders need to adapt they management style to fit the performance readiness of their teams. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard created the concept of situational leadership in the field of organisational behaviour. They said that "readiness" not only varies by person, but also by task. People have different levels of ability and motivation for different … Continue reading What is Situational Leadership

How to Scale Using Motivation and Accountability


Many organisations scale effectively by hiring promising people and then teaching and motivating them to do exceptional work. The following example shows how important is to hiring and developing people. Tamago-Ya is a Japanese company that produces fresh box lunches and sell them to Tokyo office employees. The typical order comes from a office that buys lunches … Continue reading How to Scale Using Motivation and Accountability

Program Management Governance in Few Words


The first thing the program must do is establish program governance by planning how it will monitor and control the constituent projects. Effective governance ensures strategic alignment, the realisation of promised service and benefits, stakeholders are communicated with and kept aware of progress and issues; appropriate tools and processes are used in the program; decisions … Continue reading Program Management Governance in Few Words

Top Components of an Elevator Pitch


The elevator pitch is as important as the business plan, some people call it twitter pitch (but I think 140 characters might be too short). Bplans explain what components a perfect elevator pitch must have; every single angle of a business plan in a short visionary version is laid out. Top components of an elevator pitch: … Continue reading Top Components of an Elevator Pitch

How Leaders Create Conditions for Change


Leaders can not dictate the culture, but they can nurture it. they can create the right conditions for change, creativity and innovation. Leader can multiply the effect of a team. Liz Wiseman interviewed more than 150 leaders to research her book Multipliers: How the best leaders make everyone smarter. Leaders who are multipliers can double … Continue reading How Leaders Create Conditions for Change

Stop Planing and Start Acting


Being creative and innovative is not enough, you still need to act. Many people get stuck between wanting to act and taking action. Professors Bob Sutton and Jeffrey Pfeffer call this the "knowing-doing gap": the space between what we know we should do and what we actually do. This cal lead the company to have … Continue reading Stop Planing and Start Acting

Change and Negotiation


When people think about negotiation, they immediately think of having to influence someone else but Erica Ariel Fox says you have to manage yourself first. She introduces the big four concept: Your Dreamer, or inner CEO. This part of you operates on intuition, and imagines big possibilities for the future Your Thinker, or inner CFO. This part … Continue reading Change and Negotiation

Personal Touch of Innovation


There are plenty of organisations that have fully embrace innovation as the essence of their business model. An example is 3M defines innovation as "New ideas plus action or implementation which results in an improvement, a gain or a profit". It is not enough to have a good idea only when you act, implement and … Continue reading Personal Touch of Innovation

Business and Poker


Tony Hsieh is one of the most important business leaders of our time, in his book Delivering Happiness he explain how Zappos is built on branding, culture and pipeline as the only competitive advantage that Zappos will have in the long run. In the chapter 3 of the book, Tony clearly defines the lessons he … Continue reading Business and Poker

Why to Support Change


People are not against change. Employees are sometimes more aware than leaders of the need for change, they are in the front-line dealing with poor product quality, unresponsive service, effective competitors, etc. Why resistance to change? This can arise from many causes, most are rational and addressable. Comfort with status quo Lost of control Threat of … Continue reading Why to Support Change