Category: Management

  • Mike’s theory of arcs and angles

    Mike’s theory of  arcs and angles

    One goal, which path would you take? Imagine you had a goal – perhaps to lose weight or to learn a skill, or even to build some capacity/capability as a person, team, company or country. Lets call that goal ‘B’ and your starting point – now – is ‘A’. The sharp angle path Now imagine […]

  • Do you feel appreciated, punk?!

    Do you feel appreciated, punk?!

    Computer says ‘appreciate Mike’ Corporates are a funny bunch. There is a process for everything. Even appreciation. A couple of friends of mine in different companies recently celebrated significant milestones of service. An HR system notified someone to initiate an order for some official commemorative items and also sent an email to their respective managers […]

  • What Happens Next: Introducing The Improvement Partnership

    What Happens Next: Introducing The Improvement Partnership

    Following my successful and very insightful 6-week free remote coaching experiment, I am delighted to introduce a new service that is primarily designed for passionate companies who are committed to getting incrementally better – whatever better means for them – and who have tired of the buzzword bingo that is costly and generally ineffectively applied. Please show […]

  • Why I might not want to work with you

    I pride myself on being able to find common ground with most people. To find the shared value and work with them to achieve it. The joy of working with people who truly value you and are open to ideas is unsurpassed. Exploring the challenges whilst still respecting each other, disagreeing whilst still collaborating deeply […]

  • 5 Recent Things I am Learning from My Remote #Coaching Experiment

    5 Recent Things I am Learning from My Remote #Coaching Experiment

    I have spent the last couple of weeks on the road – travelling to spend two days each with two of the five organisations that are participating in my remote coaching experiment. The time I have spent face to face with these wonderful people has been really humbling and continue to help me validate the […]

  • Managers as Ecologists

    I have recently been gripped by what I consider is a very powerful idea and I would love to share it with you, in the hope that you might ‘Yes and‘ it (make it better/ enhance it) and perhaps explore it in practice at your business.  ‘Business Ecosystem’ is a much abused term. I find that […]