How to immediately boost organisational performance

Countless books, podcasts and articles tackle this fundamental question: how do you boost an organisation’s performance and do it quickly and effectively. Google gives 7,430,000 results for "how to boost organisational performance". We often look for different metrics across organisations, and make decisions how to run things more effectively in the hope of increasing performance.… Continue reading How to immediately boost organisational performance

How to guard your time (and be smart about it)

Do you ever get contacted by people outside your organisation asking you to donate your time and expertise for free but you end up feeling like they are doing you a favour? I do a lot of media engagement and communication in my current role because I am passionate about what I do, and I… Continue reading How to guard your time (and be smart about it)

Leadership and alter egos: making peer review more humane?

I have been attending this week sessions Manager as a Coach, a support program provided by the university for the staff in trying to get us to think more coach-like in how we manage people. My key takeaway messages are that power is something that is shared, that good leaders and managers focus on giving positive… Continue reading Leadership and alter egos: making peer review more humane?

How to know when you have ‘arrived’

This week I’ve been inspired by several different ideas. Listening to the latest episode of Learning Leader (#299 with Kyle Maynard) one of the things struck me is the question when we have ‘arrived’. 'Arrived' in this context means about reaching a point or end goal, and recognising that moment as significant. I have also… Continue reading How to know when you have ‘arrived’

How to challenge norms (in a good way)

I am halfway reading Priya Parker’s book “The Art of Gathering” and it has really made me question a lot of the norms that we have all around us how to gather. For example, the piece I wrote last week about how to create more meaningful gatherings really struck a cord with many of my… Continue reading How to challenge norms (in a good way)