• Meeting - Stock photography
    Greg Sassen
    Are you are a business owner, executive or senior manager? Then you’ve experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of management meetings.Management meetings are the heartbeat of any business and are in place to keep teams productive, accountable and focused. Meetings are the primary channel for communication and goal alignment throughout the business.If you and your teams are dissatisfied with the quality of your meetings, then you are fortunate enough to have a giant
  • Pierre Bienvenüe
    Have you come across someone that answers a question in another category from which it is asked? For example, the question is “what colour is the sky today?” and the person answers “5”. This could be the right answer, but we would need a little context to understand. Today I’m writing about the opposite situation: Mr Exec asks questions in the wrong category in his attempt to solve a serious problem. What are you doing about
  • Business Transformation: leaderhip change the culture with people change and and process improvement
    Pierre Bienvenüe
    Unless you are comfortably numb and disengaged at work (in which case stop reading right now), you always feel that work should be done safer, simpler, better, faster, cheaper. Likewise, you wish that your leadership style and that of your colleagues would be more inspiring or less toxic. What about a dream team collaborating in a state of flow to create value? Your workplace always needs transformation, integrated transformation, ongoing integrated transformation. What Business Transformation? We keep on sticking the words
  • Pierre Bienvenüe
    In the world of continuous improvement and business transformation, we, coaches, meet all sorts of leadership attitudes. Here are four of several characters that we encounter often. Which are the ones most likely to initiate and sustain positive transformation? FOUR UNFIT FRIENDS MAKE A DECISION FOR CHANGE Ashleigh, Bradley, Charmelle and Dimba became friends at university and over the years kept in contact.​ Now in their mid-thirties they realised that time was acting against their
  • Pierre Bienvenüe
    This article was originally posted in 2016 on Greg Lloyd blog. Sketch of King Shaka (1781 – 1828) from 1824. Attributed to James King Impi is a Zulu word for any armed body of men. In the early part of the 19th century the Zulu nation, then a relatively small tribe rose to a prominent nation. Under the leadership of King Shaka its influence span across Southern Africa. Shaka deeply transformed the art of warfare in the sub continent drawing from traditions and

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