- Nearly half of UK managers are expecting redundancies in 2012, and over a third of managers feel insecure in their jobs.
- Managers have grave concerns over their organisations’ people capabilities – 43% do not believe their organisation has the right people to fulfil business objectives in 2012.
- Optimism about the UK’s economic performance for 2012 remains low as organisations continue to face the effects of European economic instability, rising energy prices and domestic austerity.
Archive for March, 2012
Leadership development over recent years has traditionally placed great emphasis on the need for leaders to be innovative in order to lead their organisation to greater levels of success.
Controversially, the author of Good to Great, Jim Collins believes that greatness comes from consistency rather than innovation. In his new book, ‘Great by Choice’, he challenges the causes of success and questions whether it derives from luck or talent; genius or hard work or creativity or plain diligence.
We came across a fantastic simple creativity tool called DO IT, devised by Robert W Olsen in his book ‘The Art of Creative Thinking’.
This tool helps to introduce a formal method of problem definition and evaluation as well as provide a structured process for creativity.