The "dead cat" strategy - dropping an outrageous or provocative topic into the conversation to divert attention away from a difficult subject you don't want to talk about -was much in evidence in the recent UK General Election. However, dead cats - controversial, difficult, or hard-to-solve problems - litter most organisations, diverting attention away from … Continue reading Dealing with dead cats
It's possible to get hung up on detail and precision when writing a business plan, a bit like writing a piece of classical music. In fact, business planning is more like writing music for jazz musicians: less detail and space to improvise. https://vimeo.com/376397854
In this short - and hopefully not boring - video I offer a cure for what could be termed "Founders Syndrome" - a focus on the core mission and purpose that can obscure the dull but necessary tasks required to help the organisation grow. https://vimeo.com/376373317
In this video I discuss how saying no can aid you in your business planning and your personal productivity by providing an opportunity to focus and prioritise. I also share two simple techniques to help you have more productive planning conversations. https://vimeo.com/369578992
I'm starting a series of short videos to explore how permaculture principles can help an organisation create a sustainable culture change. https://vimeo.com/359743473 In this first video, I introduce the concept.
One of the easiest things to do to up your game in presentations, whether formal, in meetings or just over the phone, is to vary the tone of your voice. In this video I share an approach that learnt many years ago and have found very useful ever since. https://vimeo.com/361758699 It's one of the areas … Continue reading Four voices to improve your presentation style
In this video I share the secret of how Open Chord got its name and also share a simple approach to making your guitar playing sound better than it it is. https://vimeo.com/361492696