Measuring Your Culture: How to Do it and Why it’s Vital

Measuring Your Culture: How to Do it and Why it’s Vital

Rowing is my sport.  I love it because it’s consistent, each stroke is an opportunity to reflect, learn and adapt.  I also love it because it is teamwork laid bare; if one person is out of time or off balance then the rest of crew must compensate and overall, the boat...
OKRs & KPIs: Great Bedfellows or Sworn Enemies?

OKRs & KPIs: Great Bedfellows or Sworn Enemies?

At the risk of scoring a full house in corporate terms bingo before I’ve even finished the first paragraph, allow me to explain what I’m talking about here.  OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) are an agile approach to motivating and managing performance in line with...
Why Prioritisation is Good for Growth

Why Prioritisation is Good for Growth

As a business owner, you’ll know that time – along with money, people and all the other resources we need when working towards our goals – is precious, right? The time we spend on projects will help to shape our future success, and the time we spend on our business...
Don’t Let HR Get a Hold of Performance Management

Don’t Let HR Get a Hold of Performance Management

My adventures in performance management took me north of the border last week – the Scottish border, that is! The white paper I published last year – Priming for Performance – had caught the eye of Sport Scotland, and so they invited me to deliver...