Values, leadership and organizational culture

Organizations have values, too. They might be what you see on the poster next to reception, or the reality might be something different altogether. How happy you are in an organization has a lot to do with how well both of your sets of values match up. The clearer you are about yours, the better … Continue reading Values, leadership and organizational culture

Living your values out loud – an advent calendar to get ready for 2019

What are your values and why should you care? Your values are one of the things that make you YOU. It’s the stuff you live by, whether you are conscious of it or not. Values help you figure out what right and wrong or better or worse look and feel like. Values are also among … Continue reading Living your values out loud – an advent calendar to get ready for 2019

Find what works and do more of it

Simple, eh? Are we doing it though? More often than not, we bang our head against the wall repeatedly, true to the well-worn definition of insanity: "doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results". Don't be that person. While I really love the smell of frameworks in the morning, keeping it … Continue reading Find what works and do more of it

Devil’s advocate – your new best friend

We humans want to be liked. We want people to like what we do. It feels great. It also seriously limits the scope for our decision making. To really get a sense of the lay of the land, to analyse, generate options and then come to a sound conclusion, we need as broad and realistic … Continue reading Devil’s advocate – your new best friend

Meet the values: Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship is how you go about your daily tasks. It involves skill, often physical, acquired through hours and hours of practice until it becomes muscle memory. It also involved expertise, knowing how something is done, which tools to use, what good looks like and what the process steps are to achieve it. And often, it … Continue reading Meet the values: Craftsmanship