Take A Meeting? No Thanks. I Have A Better Use For My Time.

Take A Meeting? No Thanks. I Have A Better Use For My Time.

Meetings are a waste of time. They start late; and end later. The agenda – if there is one – isn’t followed. Some blowhard at the end of the table won’t stop talking. People arrive ill prepared, or worse, not at all. And no one is held responsible for the actions that were supposedly decided during the last meeting. Why am I here, you ask yourself philosophically? You have better things to do with your time...

Why Your Definition of “Effectiveness” Probably Isn’t Working for You

Why Your Definition of “Effectiveness” Probably Isn’t Working for You

Type the term “effective” into Google and your search produces 533 million results in 0.38 seconds. It seems everyone has an idea of what effective means. That’s the problem. Over my 35-years as a management consultant and business coach to some of the world’s most successful organizations. I have witnessed many leaders struggle with a workable definition of what it means to be effective in their jobs. For my money there is only one definition that counts.

Ramping up for your 2019 effectiveness journey

Ramping up for your 2019 effectiveness journey

December is often a time of taking stock of the year that was, and preparing for the year to come. So, this year’s December theme of reflection is on Effectiveness. 

It’s a word that makes its way on to many a professional growth list, agendas and plans for improvement – from employees to organizations. What may feel elusive to many, and second nature to some, is in fact a