Absolute Clarity

Absolute Clarity

Reflections: As we explored last week, leaders at every level have a critical role to play in executing. Execution means no more than getting the job done, whether it’s day to day activities or building a better tomorrow by delivering a longer term vision. Take a look...
1-1’s

1-1’s

I cannot stress too highly how crucial it is for leaders to hold regular 1-1’s with their people. I think there is no more important a session. Too often, I come across managers who have the best of intentions for holding these sessions but all too frequently...
“Power of 3” Ground Rules

“Power of 3” Ground Rules

How does Mary enable her people to focus on just three highest priorities at any one time? By setting a few “Power of 3” ground rules, as follows: The three goals should account for around 70% of activity in any given week. In other words 70% of a persons...
The Power of 3

The Power of 3

Here’s a question: when people ask you how work is going, how many times do you answer, “It’s really busy”. I have to put my hand up here; over the years I must be one of the worst offenders. The problem is that in today’s word it’s almost as if we can only be...
Exercise 1

Exercise 1

How clear are you on your role at work?  Try this exercise.  Begin with the heading ‘my job exists to…’  Now answer the question in no more than 20 words. Share your job purpose with your boss.  Do they agree with your words, or do you need to work together to...