How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 7 – use your strengths

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Reading Time: 6 minutes If there is one strategy that comes close to being a silver bullet for almost anything you want to achieve, it’s to use your strengths. It’s so important that I also covered it in my previous series on how to have great ideas. In this article, I’ll cover the vital importance of using your strengths, … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 6 – get a coach

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Reading Time: 6 minutes The “get a coach” strategy is one that works in so many aspects of our work and life. That’s why it also featured in my previous series on how to have great ideas. There are many benefits to having a coach. And we have moved on from the times when having a coach was seen … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 5 – involve others

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Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’ve read through my previous series on how to have great ideas, ‘involve others’ will be a familiar strategy for you. There’s an excellent reason for including it again in this series about converting great ideas into great results. Why? Because in most change efforts, we get better results together than we do alone. … Read more

How to turn great ideas into great results: Strategy 4 – set goals and track progress

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Reading Time: 8 minutes This article addresses one of the most important aspects of any change process – to set goals and track progress. Change programmes always face challenges. Two of the most common are having doubters in the group, and not yet knowing the ideal solution(s). When we kick off a change programme, or even a single experiment, … Read more

Kindness: a better business strategy

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Kindness. It’s a scorned, if not outright rejected concept in business – it’s too soft, too weak. We can’t be kind, because to be in business is to be tough, competitive, strong. Logic and rationality rule the roost. We don’t do feelings or soft, fluffy stuff. We’re here to do the serious stuff of business; … Read more

Recognition – how to turbo-charge success

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“Change is the only constant” (attributed to Heraclitus of Ephesus). How often have you heard this phrase or some variation? People use it to explain (or excuse) shifts in policy, values and decisions. But it’s not terribly inspiring! Why bother learning a new way of doing things if it’ll just change again? And worse, why learn if we won’t even get any recognition for trying?

While success in anything comes from a combination of factors, recognition is a golden opportunity to turbo-charge success. The sad thing is that many organisations overlook it entirely. But it doesn’t have to be a big, difficult, expensive thing to embed in your culture. There are simple, effective and low-cost approaches that will make your employees feel valued and engaged.

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