Strategy

Accountability versus Responsibility

Something New From Team Massive Results I have been blogging consistently for a number of years and felt it was time to try something different. I hope you enjoy this video blog on accountability versus responsibility. I trust it provides...

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Just Say No

I seem to have been talking a lot about strategy recently. It is one of those often-used words that is not often thought about enough, and not understood enough. To me strategy refers to that myriad of choices which defines...

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Some of My Hereos

Something happened recently that caused me to reflect on what some of my heroes had in common.I don’t mind admitting that I am a man who has heroes, lots of them. Maybe it is because I grew up without an...

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Iteration

This is quite definitely my favourite word and, I believe, one of the most important concepts in business. I find myself using this word on an almost daily basis so it was quite enlightening when I decided to check with...

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Everyone as a Scrum Half

Eddie Jones the recently appointed England Rugby Coach said that he wanted everyone to play as though they were a scrum half. In rugby, the scrum half is the pivotal link between the forwards and the backs. His or her...

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Inspire by love, or rule by fear.

One of the greatest changes in modern times has been in the psychology and make up of the people who constitute the greater part of the western world. In 1960 Douglas McGregor identified two different ways of managing which he...

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Sharpen The Saw

You are probably familiar with the story of the man who encountered a woodcutter sweating profusely as he tried to saw through a tree trunk. When he was asked what he was working so hard at, the woodcutter snapped, “Can’t...

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Hard Work

“Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent doesn’t work hard enough” is a great quotation from Sir Alex Ferguson. Very often we find ourselves in a debate about the relative importance of talent and hard work, between...

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Making Progress

For a long time there has been a plaque on my office wall which reads “Happiness comes from progress. Progress shows up in the form of growth and a sense of contribution”.  I don’t know where the quotation came from...

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A Secure Base

Mountain climbing is a dangerous and precarious sport. Often when mountain climbing the protagonists take the sensible precaution of being tied securely to something or someone so that should an accident happen and someone was to fall, their fall would...

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Worthwhile Work

Back in 1959 Frederick Herzberg first published his paper on The Motivation to Work. In the half century or so since it was published it has remained one of the leading works on the subject. How leaders get their people...

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The Compelling in Compelling Scoreboard

The last three or four blogs have been about the compelling scoreboard. I believe it to be one of the most powerful management tools available. It helps to foster engagement, accountability and most importantly a sense of progress. I have...