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How To Instill A Problem Solving Mindset In Your Staff

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 6, 2018 10:42:49 AM

Problem-solving is an Achilles Heel in many organisations. Involving critical thinking, a versatile thought process, and creativity, advanced problem-solving is a valuable – and often rare - skill.

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Topics: Speaking Events, Business Tips

The Key Challenges For Businesses Transformation And Change: Turn On The Lights!

Posted by Stephen Parry on Aug 8, 2018 11:31:51 AM

Originally published in CIO Magazine June 2018

Imagine yourself at a party where everyone is having great time. Suddenly someone turns on the lights, and everyone looks around. What do they see? One huge mess – which up till this point had not been visible. In terms of business transformation be it Lean, Agile or Adaptive, this ‘putting on of lights’ represents the key challenge. It is about letting all in the organisation see, in the clear light of day, the mess or waste that their company is continuing to create.
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Topics: Business Tips

3 Brilliant Business Tips To Improve Leadership and Adaptability

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 22, 2018 4:31:10 PM

The outstanding modern-day exponent of true end to end leadership was undoubtedly the late, great Steve Jobs. His biographer Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, wrote a fascinating 30-minute summary of his leadership techniques posthumously called The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs. There are 14 of them summarised. Find it here in the Harvard Business Review April 2012 (PDF). Nobody successfully worked through and redefined the end to end customer experience as he did, time after time, product after product and innovation after innovation. He inspired people to achieve things they did not believe themselves capable of doing until challenged by his implacable determination.

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Topics: Business Tips