Category: #PeopleFirst

When swinging the lead is too heavy to bother

To swing the lead, according to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, is ‘to avoid work by pretending to be ill‘. Having witnessed colleagues’ behaviour for over 30 years, I believe the lead often swings because people cannot be bothered travelling, or need an extra 

Disenfranchised Pioneers, Settlers and Town Planners

Balancing Pioneers, Settlers and Town Planners maintains healthy and relevant organisations and teams — mature, durable and capable. According to the model, nurturing the three personal characteristic types facilities commercial change and transformation. While I welcome any models proving success favours disparate personalities and cultural 

The importance of operacy in lateral and parallel thinking

Myopia underrates experience and overemphasises knowledge, but both carry equal importance. Experience often proving a more desirable asset. Some people value knowledge but lack real -world exposure; others are worldly, but lack knowledge. Neither characteristic suggests a greater skill and talent. However, both personality types 

Poor leadership rejects a trained and capable workforce

If leadership overlooks staff needs and provides inadequate support and training, should employees be accountable for an inability to complete their duties? While staff strive for self-improvement, new skills and comprehension, indifferent leadership that fails to listen abandons high-quality service, safety and effectiveness. Rather than