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HR Leadership: One key factor in organisational culture

HR Leadership: One key factor in organisational culture

posted by GWallis on Apr 5, 2016


When I first left University and began a career in teaching I noticed that many teachers, especially those that wanted to do the very best by the pupils were not so good at engaging in their own development. The result was that whilst the pupils got pretty good learning experiences,...



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Embedding change: One person at a time

Embedding change: One person at a time

posted by GWallis on Feb 24, 2016

Change programmes are notoriously difficult to design but even more challenging to embed across an organisation in the longer term.



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Are you the footfall driver?

Are you the footfall driver?

posted by GWallis on Oct 6, 2015

As I found out this week from a senior manager in one of the UK’s leading high street retailers, some lines that stores sell make very little profit but are there to attract customers into the store. These items – think Apple products as an example – are known as...



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Great Performance Advice

Great Performance Advice

posted by GWallis on Oct 6, 2015

Here is a great video featuring two leaders in their field. Sir Martin Sorrell interviews Sir David Brailsford on what it takes to develop high performing teams. Sir David was the head of British cycling for eleven years and...



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A little less conversation a little more action please

A little less conversation a little more action please

posted by GWallis on Oct 6, 2015

If you spend a good proportion of your leadership time in conversation with your team then that’s great. If you have those conversations in a coaching style then even better still.



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3 Questions Leaders Ask About Coaching

3 Questions Leaders Ask About Coaching

posted by GWallis on Oct 6, 2015

I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with hundreds of senior leaders in organisations of all sizes, complexity and sectors. During the early days of meeting with clients they can seek extra information to help establish what and how I do what I do. Here are three that get asked of...



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The devil's in the detail

The devil's in the detail

posted by GWallis on Oct 6, 2015

You’ve heard of Planning Fallacy, right? This phenomenon suggests that we all have a tendency to predict that we can complete tasks and projects more quickly than we ultimately do or that we can achieve more than we eventually produce. We are optimistically biased.



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A matter of scope

A matter of scope

posted by GWallis on Oct 6, 2015

Often when I am working with senior execs they raise an issue of losing sight of the things that are important. They have taken their eye off the ball. It got me to thinking about whether there is a good metaphor that might help keep your ‘eyes on the prize’.



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Stop doing 1 to 1s

Stop doing 1 to 1s

posted by GWallis on Oct 6, 2015

I’m all for you meeting regularly with the people that you lead. Indeed, one of the most common changes I see leaders and managers make as they assume more of a strategic role than a operational one, is they increase the numbers of these meetings, often quite considerably. However,...



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A time and a place

A time and a place

posted by GWallis on Oct 6, 2015

If you hold meetings with people that you lead and manage, peers, stakeholders or key clients, this post holds a piece of really helpful information that could help you save yourself and the other party loads of hassle. I could also help you protect your business.



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