Excelling in excel just makes it more difficult

Employing Excel to capture and communicate numbers and information is great but not if those who need to do the work are not skilled in the use of Excel or happy interpreting spreadsheets. There are better tools for this that have been with us for a long time…

5 Guiding Principles Part Five – Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement as a leadership Guiding Principle does not suggest leaders need come up with all the answers, in fact it is quite the opposite. Fostering and nurturing the ideas of others is the leader’s role and the intent behind this guiding principle.

5 Guiding Principles Part Four – Teamwork

South Africa 32 – Japan 34 – Rugby Union World Cup 2015

Now, who would have predicted that result? There was no one playmaker in the Japanese team that would have suggested this result was even a possibility. This was a team galvanised by an inspirational coach to offer up the performance of the decade – nay, the century!

5 Guiding principles Part Three – Respect

Leaders may have been conditioned to the expectation of being able to make constant withdrawals from the Respect Bank, regardless of the amount of credit they may have accrued. My experience shows this currency to be highly volatile and may depreciate rapidly, dependant on the behaviours of account holders.

Saucy ERP? No thank you!

Will that shiny new ERP system actually destroy all the good work you have put in to building a leaner and more agile business? Chances are yes. Read on…..

Getting Mugged (Geneo Software)

Doing the right thing feels good, and is good for business. Could the GENEO Software help disadvantaged youngsters looking to get a foothold in the world of employment?

Is your business ready for Lean?

So you’re thinking of Going Lean? Great, but are you really ready? ‘Going Lean’ is less about identifying the right tools to help you bring improvements to operations and processes, and more about knowing you have the willingness across all levels to create the right culture.

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