How To Adapt Your Organisation Structure

Organisation charts are an important communication tool. They can be used to: Ensure managers explicitly understand and agree who is responsible for what. Streamline communication by helping employees identify where to direct requests and questions to the people with the authority to help them get things done. Obtain better advice from boards and external advisers […]

Thriving In Complexity

Building resilience in individuals and teams during periods of change and uncertainty. So many people today are struggling with the increasing pace of change and the constant and excessive busyness that comes with it. Many feel stretched, overwhelmed and exhausted, besieged by the demands of complex projects and workplaces. This is not only ineffective and […]

Rocks In The Jar

A teacher stood before her final class of senior graduating students with some items in front of her. When the class began, she wordlessly turned her attention to a very large and empty glass jar. And proceeded to fill it with rocks – rocks about 8cm in diameter. She then asked the students if the […]

Upgrading Your Core Economic Model

In the article Reimagining the Profit & Loss Statement, I highlighted the opportunity to think more deeply about simplifying the way in which financial information is organised and presented to make it more meaningful and useful – to managers, directors and shareholders alike. Now, let’s turn our attention towards another related concept – the idea […]

Are You Ready For Business Executive Coaching?

Are you struggling with strategic problems… Making the best decision on a promotion or job offer? Understanding how settle into your new CEO or executive role? Reinventing yourself for a new market or industry? Losing out to a competitor on a promotion or opportunity? Trying to assemble the knowledge and skills you’ll need to win […]

How To Triage Your Strategic Project List

You’ve completed your situation analysis. You’ve clarified your vision. You’ve articulated your strategy into a concise strategy statement, cementing your strategic choices. Perhaps you’ve even prepared a draft budget. Now comes the next stage – translating your strategy into an optimal portfolio of strategic projects to achieve your strategic objectives over the year ahead. A […]

Grow Your Business By Growing Your People

Data Proves Coaching Pays Off

For every organization, balancing the needs of the business with the development needs of employees is a constant reality. Retaining top talent, connecting people skills to business priorities and creating an environment of engagement all require real-world expertise to meet the real-world challenges unique to small and mid-size businesses. Your success depends upon the engagement, […]

Providing people with a “vision” of what their vision might look like helps demystify the intended outcome of visioning. The two examples are not in any way designed to be prescriptive – rather merely illustrative.

Free Visioning Self-Assessment Tool

Have you worked on your vision but are not sure whether it is complete yet? You can find out using the free self-assessment tool below. In “Chapter 5 – Expressing Your Vision” of the book Visioning by Glenn A. Williams, Glenn provides a couple of examples of visions that his clients have prepared with his assistance. He included […]

Success Is Changing

What is the principal challenge facing business leaders today? The answer most management experts will give you is that “success is changing”. In simple terms, success today does not guarantee success tomorrow. The life expectancy of Fortune 500 companies is falling. The average tenure of CEOs is falling. Disruption and non-linear change are now the […]

Leading Your Business Through Change and Growth!

Shahara Wright; the Texas USA based host of “The CEO Collaboration Circle”, interviews Glenn A. Williams on staying alive through the dangers of leading by adapting to change. The word leadership invokes various amounts of thoughts and actions. All it really means in the end is that you have the ability to get through challenges […]

Could it be that you’re using the wrong leadership configuration for your personality?

Are You A Solo, Duo or Trio Style CEO?

Are you suffering from executive loneliness? Could it be that you’re using the wrong leadership configuration for your personality? Whether you are employed as a CEO or self-employed as a CEO, a fundamental choice you have made (and will continue to periodically make as your enterprise grows) is to be a solo act or a […]

Sleep: Is Robbing Tomorrow To Pay For Today Quietly Killing You?

A “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread in modern society. […]

Are You Ready To Walk The Pathway To Your Prosperity?

In 2009, nLIVEn commissioned an independent research study conducted by consultant Caitlin Iles, to better understand our clients’ experiences in engaging with nLIVEn. I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some important findings from our sample group of twenty-three randomly selected clients who have participated in our Professional Partnership Program within the […]

The Goldilocks Test In Coaching And Mentoring

Are you working “on” yourself and your business enough? One of the challenges of being a busy executive, business owners or independent professional is that you are often time poor. Ironically though, if you don’t change where you are headed you are likely to end up where you are going. That is, unless you regularly […]

Governance 101: Fundamentals Of Directorship

A board will operate effectively when it: considers the right matters considers them clearly and thoroughly comes to clear conclusions and makes decisions ensures that it’s decisions are implemented properly Some of the foundational tools available to boards to help achieve this include: annual schedule of meeting dates and times annual board objectives / mandate […]

Did you know that behind every brilliant manager is an executive coach?

The Coaching Buyer’s Guide: What Could A Coach Do For You?

Did you know that behind every brilliant manager is an executive coach? Gaining traction as a highly effective business tool in recent years, executive coaches have now become an essential for organisations that wish to create and maintain a successful, high-performance culture. After all, the pressures faced by a leader in today’s fast-paced world are […]

5 Ways To Afford Coaching

5 Ways To Afford Coaching

How To Make Hiring An Executive Or Business Coach Affordable You’ve heard great things from multiple people about the value they are getting from working with their executive or business coach. You’ve accepted that having your own professional coach is a good idea. You’ve even been introduced to a great coach and you’re satisfied that […]

The 4 Day Work Week Bootcamp

The 4 Day Work Week Bootcamp

I wanted to let you know about a new program I am launching in March 2017 that I thought might be of interest to you, called “The 4 Day Work Week Bootcamp”. Over the past two decades, I’ve consulted to and coached hundreds of CEOs, boards, managers, business owners and independent professionals. The consistent challenge: […]