Don’t be the smartest person in the room

As the saying goes ‘If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room”.  So with this in mind we’ve been out-n-about the last month at various business events, learning from others.    

So what have we gleaned from others this past month?

Creating a Culture for Innovation

We explored the Innovation Engine – devised by Seelig in 2012 book of the same name.  In the model Attitude, Knowledge and Imagination are contained in the middle and overlap as they represent the individual’s mind.  Whereas external factors such as Culture, Habitat and Resources influence the inner factors and in many ways guide and shape the mind of the individual.

What Comes First Culture or Outcomes? Part 3

The CEO’s have held a view that cultural change is what you get once you have put in place processes and structures that support your business decisions.  That is, they believe that culture evolves as the work is done; culture itself is an outcome.

What Comes First Culture or Outcomes? Part 2

Quinn’s Competing Values Framework (CVF) describes four distinct types of organisational culture depending on the mechanistic vs organic and internal vs external focus of the organisation.

How Can You Delegate Effectively?

Branson has a great gift of training staff and managers and then giving them the authority to do their job without him constantly interfering.

Being able to delegate is crucial in business. There is no way you can grow a business trying to do everything yourself. However, it’s easier said than done.

Are you a Shogun with a Suggestion Box?

No doubt we’ve all been in an organisation where managers attempt to garner team involvement in growth and decision making through a suggestion box.  Sometimes it works, or works for a time, and other times there’s either no involvement from the team (no suggestions) or nothing that is relevant in the eyes of the decision maker.

Do These 2 Things to Reclaim Your Time Spent in Meetings

A lot of meetings seem to go nowhere, at the time it feels like everyone is on the same page, but the same agenda items keep reappearing time after time.  This can occur due to a number of factors.  Perhaps attendees are running from one meeting to another, quickly shifting their focus and loosing track of all the items they need to action.  Or, perhaps attendees are leaving a meeting with little clarity about what has been decided and what the next steps are.

What We Believe in and Why – Two Heads are Better Than One

This value centres around collaboration. By sharing information and ideas openly, together we can achieve the best outcome for your business.

What We Believe in and Why – Access Granted

Organisational Values are the heart of an enterprise. Everyone works best when we share common purpose and values, as they allow us to build a deeper understanding of each other. We searched our hearts to come up with our six values and this blog series delves deeper into what they mean to us.