The Importance of a Project Review Board

The Importance of a Project Review Board

A key to success in any Operational Excellence or Continuous Improvement program will be found in the way opportunities for improvement are harvested and prioritized; and how well the projects are managed and evaluated. I have written several articles over the past few years on what it takes to successfully design and deploy an Operational…

Ready, Fire, Aim!

Ready, Fire, Aim!

There is a saying, rather a curse; “May you live in interesting times”.  It is a curse because interesting times are times that are full of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity; interesting times are VUCA times; disruptive, chaotic, and transformative. Whereas life in uninteresting times is predicable, rote, even boring. We are living in interesting…

Talent Acquisition ; The Key to Success or Failure

Talent Acquisition ; The Key to Success or Failure

Sadly this article is not about the Transformers. Sorry. It is about something not as exciting but maybe just as important. We are seeing more and more organisations looking to “transform” their Talent Acquisition/Resourcing functions, either as part of a wider HR/People programme or maybe simply wanting to try a new piece of tech. Having…

Meetings: As certain and as joyous as death and taxes

Meetings: As certain and as joyous as death and taxes

There are very few people that actually enjoy meetings.  I have never heard anyone say, “I can’t wait for the meeting this afternoon” unless it’s followed by “I won’t have to eat at my desk.” Certainly, the people who are called to attend a meeting largely lack enthusiasm are energetic unless they, or their project,…