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Think Global, Act Local - How To Sub-optimise Your Global Operation

I think it was sometime in the early 2000s when I first came across the expression "Think Global, Act Local". The phrase has been attributed to Patrick Geddes, a Scottish town planner and social activist, and originated way back in 1915. These days it is a rallying cry for global corporations, and it has appeared in nearly every leadership presentation I have seen over the last 10 years. At the time,
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The Change Centre

I read an article a couple of days ago called The Change Habitat: Why 70% of Change Managers Are Wrong by Jurgen Appelo. I’d need a lot of convincing before accepting much that was written in the article, but it got me thinking about a problem I’ve seen in many organisations struggling to succeed with their change initiatives. A common denominator in many organisations where there is a history
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Teamwork - Eight Characteristics to Describe a Great Team

Back in March this year I wrote a post about Teams where I suggested that the managerial obsession with team building is sometimes not only inappropriate but actually has a negative effect on the individuals being shoe-horned into an artifical construct. I’ve continued thinking about teams and teamwork and recently started reading "Teamwork Is an Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When
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