Kathryn Simpson

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Making differences work

The acceptance that diversity is important and has a strong relationship to business success is becoming more established.  Whether its gender, age, race, brain diversity, culture or different experiences that people have, then having different viewpoints round a business table, if harnessed well, will lead to more creativity and ultimately better business results.  Achieving diversity is a goal many organisations are [...]

By | 2018-12-05T08:38:36+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

Measure your success and achieve your goals!

In the first part of this two part series, reasons why organizations don't measure the success were described.  This second part describes the benefits of measurement and the top tips for implementing effective measurement. What are the benefits of measuring success? These reasons build a compelling case: Enables focus on what is important. Focus is critical to success. (See  – [...]

By | 2018-08-30T07:43:53+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

Measuring long-term success – why bother?

“What gets measured gets done” is a long standing saying that some argue goes back to the 15thcentury!  It’s hard to disagree with this simple idiom which compels you to measure what you believe is important.  And what can be more important than ongoing success? In the first part of this two part series, reasons why it is hard to [...]

By | 2018-08-30T12:31:38+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings, SME|0 Comments

The most important skill in driving success?

You make a promise - you have to keep it. Whether it’s as a child at school or in business today, when you say you will do something by a certain time then delivering on that expectation is a basic of being in business for the long term. Why is it difficult to keep our promises? Our challenge in the work place [...]

By | 2018-08-30T07:37:35+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, SME|0 Comments

Choosing the right planning process – critical to success!

 “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare”. Japanese Proverb. Some people love to plan and others hate it, believing it restricts their flexibility to respond and arguing they work in such a changeable environment that its simply not worth it.  Maybe they’ve experienced a turgid bureaucratic process that was only focused on financials and  over time [...]

By | 2018-06-20T08:15:22+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Environmental Scans, SME, Strategy Workshops|0 Comments

Creating accountability – a missing step in achieving your goals?

Creating accountability – a missing step in achieving your goals?   How many times have you been in meetings with people who you thought were accountable to deliver tasks, only to find that was not what they believed? Its particularly frustrating when these people report to you. As a leader of cross functional projects the challenge becomes even larger and the [...]

By | 2018-04-17T11:36:18+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

Beyond prioritisation – saying no!

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do”. Michael Porter What are the things you are not going to do? This always seems to be a challenge for organisations and I have seen many leaders avoid this question because they want to see all their ideas implemented. Projects were selected because they were important and once time has [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:11:36+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Coaching Leaders, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments

How to turn your 2018 goals into results!

You’ve set the organisational goals that are needed for success in the calendar year.  (If you haven’t, see the article on setting goals for 2018!) How do you make sure that these goals have the best chance of being realised? 1. Scope out what the outcome of each goal will look like It’s important to be clear about what the [...]

By | 2018-01-24T14:37:38+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Coaching Leaders|0 Comments

Get your organisation ready for a great 2018!

Setting annual goals for an organisation can be challenging, when you don't have a long-term plan and don't have the time or resources to create one.  But it doesn't stop you from looking ahead and engaging your team to ensure that everyone is working towards the same end goal and that you will have a successful 2018.  If you do [...]

Behave yourself to get results

One of the most impactful parts of any team meeting is when there is agreement on the behaviours that, when adopted by team members, will enable success. This is effectively done as soon as you have confirmed the outputs of a meeting, by asking “How do we need to behave in order to achieve our outputs?” Sounds a bit childish? [...]

By | 2017-11-29T09:26:13+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Case Study, Designing Leaders Meetings|0 Comments
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