Change

Rethinking the S.W.O.T. Analysis

BY Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan Originally published with The CEO Magazine Anyone who’s sat through a strategic workshop at anytime during the past decade will be familiar with the SWOT analysis. Simply put, it stands for Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats and has informed not only planning days and leadership forums but also a large majority of the…

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7 ways to lead people that don’t want to be led

Stop obsessing over how things get done. Worry more about what gets done. BY Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan   Originally published with SUCCESS Leadership used to be a top-down, pyramid-style structure. The journey to the top was clearly marked. A student graduates college, finds an entry-level job sorting mail or going on coffee runs. They pay their dues, work…

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The matrix is everywhere

Of course, it’s not exactly the Matrix Morpheus prophesied about in the movie of the same name, but it is just as insidious and just as invisible. Human beings just love a bit of self delusion. It’s reported that 80% of people rate themselves as better than average drivers (although clearly less than average mathematicians).…

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Be the change

We don’t like change. We say we do. We say things like “a change is as good as a holiday”, but we don’t mean it. Just try puting “change” in a staff member’s remuneration package in place of their annual leave and see how far that gets you. In fact we resist change pretty much…

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