Month: June 2020

Leading executives share, ‘What I have learned during the pandemic’

We recently deployed a survey to executives across the energy, oil & gas and retail sector asking a simple question, ‘What advice would you give yourself as you navigate during this challenging time?’  here are their key take-aways: Always be Day 1.  A day 1 organization, is akin to a start-up, it is nimble, hungry …

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To Pivot or not to Pivot? Demystifying a pivot versus an iteration

We have all been hearing about the importance of ‘pivoting’ in response to the current pandemic.  Business executives and gurus have been singing the praises of organizations that have managed to quickly and successfully revamp their operating models to create innovative new product or service offerings. But how do we know when it really is …

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‘Multi-skilling’ a sought-after requirement in the new norm

As we all begin to consider what the ‘new normal’ looks like, one picture that appears to be forming is the importance of ‘multi-skilling’.  What is multi-skilling?   It is the ability to perform multiple jobs that require a level of expertise or technical know-how across different departments. The benefit is the creation of an agile …

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The Productivity Lie: Increased trust a result of remote working

We recently asked our clients to informally share insights on the productivity and engagement of their teams as we’ve moved to remote work.  In most instances people leaders feel their teams appear more engaged, more willing to ‘think outside the box’ and more transparent with their feedback and insights. We asked ourselves, is this a …

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The Art of Change: Understanding & Managing our responses to ambiguity

Far from being an exclusive prerequisite for the c-suite, dealing with ambiguity is fast becoming a necessity for all levels within an organization. Operating with limited data, adapting to change, leading in an uncertain market has become a common place reality.  With the onset of the pandemic, the ability to lead with confidence and role-model …

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Planning for the Unplanned – Cultivating Resilience & innovation during a crisis

How do you prepare for something you couldn’t possibly predict?  If there is one thing the current pandemic has taught it is that crisis recovery plans may be good in theory but often fall short in execution.  But the question remains, why? You have done your due-diligence and had all the necessary governance models in …

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