Word of the Week
Trust is the fundamental building block of any brand, and is the glue for any lasting relationship. A lack of trust within an organisation saps its energy, creates a climate of suspicion and replaces it with internal politics. It leads to low morale and low standards of performance. Trust is the intangible asset that provides an assurance of long term sustainability. It reduces transaction costs, it reduces the need for litigation and speeds commerce, it lubricates organisations and societies. Trust is the key to the speed of growth. It is the most important leadership attribute that will
Benjamin Black, consultant at gunnercooke, reports on 'Successful Workforce Mergers - The Power of Planning and Positive Engagement'.
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Change (noun) (verb),
"Kotter says that to create change you need to create a sense of urgency. To do that, he writes about creating a 'burning platform' i.e. spell out the consequences of not changing, loss of market share, potential revenue drop, 5 year trend of declining margins or an emerging market that everyone is ignoring, the loss of jobs and even the demise of the business. Talking about change suddenly becomes a lot easier. Creating a vision and developing strategies around it suddenly becomes obvious."
"requires a clear vision, focus and the simplicity to be understood by followers.
If you don’t have followers you are just going for a walk."
"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What is Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"
Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
At this time of year, we're getting more and more excited for Christmas - it's also that time when friends and relatives ask 'What would you like as a present?'
...Well, rather than risk another pair of socks, how about a good book to read over the festive period? Here are our favourites for this year:
1. Relentless, by Tim Grover. Grover is the international authority on sports performance and motivation...