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No matter how carefully you have recruited the leaders for your organisation, there will be times when they just aren’t ‘gelling’ and are pretty ineffective. Most companies attempt to solve this by sending them off on some kind … Continue reading
If ever there were two words that mean everything and nothing at the same time, Change Management would surely win the Gold. Any manager who has been around a while can tell you that most significant projects fail. In the … Continue reading
The saying goes that if you recruit the right people, show them how to do their job…and support their learning and development – you’ll have no ‘people problems’. Unfortunately, most organisations don’t do this. For a start, they … Continue reading
It is amazing to listen to the language of Procurement Teams, Buyers and Sales folk – and then see what actually happens. Far too often, we have seen organisations talk to their clients and suppliers about “Partnership”, “Collaboration” … Continue reading
A Director, A Middle Manager and a Front-line person walk into a bar… Actually, they don’t. What happens all too often nowadays is that they get into their individual cars (or hop on public transport) and arrive at … Continue reading
The world is changing faster and faster, and customer expectations also continually rise. Of course, part of the problem is that customers cannot clearly tell you what it is that they actually want…now…let alone tomorrow! Just as Ford … Continue reading
Here at Progression Partnership we are major fans of Taiichi Ohno and W Edwards Deming. Therefore, we know that organisations that focus on cutting costs almost always INCREASE their costs as a result. Why? Because this leads them … Continue reading
Sometimes everything is just a bit rubbish. You can’t put your finger on it. It’s not horrendous. It’s not the end of the world. But something just isn’t as good as it could be. It’s just that you’re … Continue reading
“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson