Leading a Team Towards Change

Over long periods much has been written about leadership but for me, as a recipient of much training in this area, very little of it has been of practical help. In fact, I can think of only few things that have helped me as leader over more than 30 years and these were often down to chance remarks rather than formal training. My starting…

A ‘Joined Up’ Approach to Crises Management

Offered here are some observations on what we judge are the essential elements of crises management joint functions. Structure Determining the correct organisational structure requires careful thought and, most importantly, agreement at the highest levels. As a minimum the following will be critical in shaping the structure: Government organisational structures; Constitutional and Legal aspects; Civil emergency agency structures; Military Service…

Reasons Why Organisational Change Becomes Necessary

Listed below are what we have found to be the most common reasons that organisational change becomes necessary.   There is often an imprecise link between strategy, planning and delivery, which leads to mixed or unclear objectives with little or no foundation to the real requirement(s). Lack of a well-defined need that supports the organisation’s outputs based on a shared understanding…