Category Archives: Strategy

This is an important development in the future of work

Years ago companies discovered that since technology gave workers the tools to get stuff done anywhere, organizations could save money by tapping low cost labor markets. Outsourcing was born and along with it, it’s younger sibling and down home American alternative, … Continue reading

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The value of good data in assessing our performance

At the beginning of any project or strategy, we take time to set our goals and performance measures. The performance measures are important as they will reveal whether we are successful at delivering on our goals or not. When setting … Continue reading

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Acheiving project success with programme management

Programme Management is the coordination, negotiation, mediation and monitoring of a large number of projects to ensure successful outcomes for all participants.  Internationally there are some large programme which require high level programme management. Roger Chou in his recent post … Continue reading

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4 questions to ask yourself before scrapping a plan (and learning a lesson)

I’ve been thinking about when to pull the plug on projects that are not working.  We hope there are not too many of these.  If you have planned and designed well, using our six dimensional model then these ”scrapped plans” … Continue reading

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Leading academic projects – A self-study unit

Image via Wikipedia By the end of this session you will be able to: Understand the concepts and principles of academic project management. Lead an academic project Be confident in your capabilities and processes. Lead your team, and reflect on … Continue reading

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5 Leadership Lessons from the Battle of Little Bighorn

Chris Glennie, Assistant Director of Marketing (and amateur historian) for LSN, unearthed some valuable leadership lessons while reading up on the Battle of the Little Bighorn… http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/blogs/lsn/lsn-making-learning-work/5-leadership-lessons-battle-little-bighorn     This week (7th July) in 1876, news reached Washington, D.C., in the … Continue reading

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Leadership training – to educate or to change behaviour?

Posted by Mike Levy in Leadership on Thu, 05/19/2011 – 11:00 http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/topic/leadership-educate-or-change-behaviour/159069 Are trainers teachers in business suits? Do those who pay for leadership training want more educated leaders or people who do the job more effectively? These are questions … Continue reading

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