It’s the fish John West rejects that makes John West the best

I was talking with a business colleague today about ideas. We have ideas coming out of our ears and flowing off our fingertips almost constantly. When I led a larger team in the Australian Public Service, ideas still flowed freely, although the situation and ‘infrastructure’ of my organisation and team were completely different. The problem we …

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We all agree: when consensus is the wrong decision

We all agree: when consensus is the wrong decision-making process

I recently had a surprising conversation with the directors of a large organisation about consensus.   Consensus needed to be reached with each of its 160 members for each and every decision – purchasing supplies, hiring staff, developing a new service. Everything.     Did decision-making hinder progress? Absolutely. Was it their preferred option? Passionately …

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Beat underperformance: how to achieve high performing teams

Beat underperformance: the way to achieve high performing teams

The future of work is about harnessing collaboration and connection so as to fire on all engines. Your people must be able to work together effectively, efficiently and energetically.   Teamwork brings incredible advantages to businesses. Effective teams work productively, through high levels of commitment and engagement. Effective teams are resilient, due to their strong …

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