How do you know? Everybody scrambled to keep their businesses functioning as we headed into lockdown. Many of us were not prepared for a working… Read More »It’s coming – the next black-swan event. Are you ready?
We can continue to label it, and other initiatives, as failures or we can innovate on the world stage. There’s really only one choice worth… Read More »INCIS epitomized major, brutal system failure
Global lock-down provides the opportunity. Let’s take it. The world is watching us and our public officials, such as Dr Ashley Bloomfield, are demonstrating in… Read More »Our public servants must lead the world in 2020
Show me the plan! Demonstrate we, as ratepayers, can trust you to deliver to the business case. The Wellington Library rebuild / replacement is already… Read More »Will the Wellington Library project blow its schedule and budget? Yes!
Simple, powerful., emotional….different. We need this for management. The story of how NZ’s bubble and ‘staying safe’ came about makes interesting reading. Dr Tristram Ingham… Read More »NZ’s Covid ‘bubble’ captured the imagination of the world.
So much thinking. So much talk. So little progress. Our people, having experienced lock-down, can help quickly change outmoded management models but only if we… Read More »Peter Drucker would be rolling in his grave
The day we lost most of our key stakeholder support History isn’t kind to megaprojects with failure rates north of 75%. In spite of this… Read More »An amazing Police project badly ‘mis-branded’
Major crime investigations demand you get it right Much of what I know about managing initiatives I learned while a detective in New Zealand Police.… Read More »How being a detective set me on the path to the world of business management
How do you know? How do you tell your story? Organizations are inherently complex. They have many moving parts; thousands of actions and initiatives; competing… Read More »Your business is more complex than most realize
Dysfunctional organizations; directionless products; disempowered people.
When we looked at organizations world-wide, we saw far too many people dispirited, disengaged, stressed and feeling unsupported. They had no control and were floundering in their work.Read More »The Legend Creation Story