Not a post about New Year’s resolutions

…because they fail.  In fact by the time this read this, you’re probably on the downward slide with some of your best intentions. Instead, an article about new beginnings.  January is a great month for a do-over.  You get a chance to do better at things that didn’t go quite to plan the previous year and to make a start…
Sharpstone Skinner
January 17, 2020

Sit up and listen – Part 2

In our September newsletter, we explored one subject we love to present on, when we speak at conferences.  And we promised a second theme so here it is.  Something key, that is making our audiences sit up and listen. This one is about leadership and our thoughts on what leaders need to grasp to thrive in changing times.  Our thoughts…
Sharpstone Skinner
November 13, 2019

You and I need to talk

Imagine you are in your regular team meeting; everything is going to plan then the usual thing happens. John starts moaning. Off he goes on some rant about how a decision made by ‘them up there’ is ridiculous, impractical and shows how rubbish ‘they’ are. Everyone starts looking anywhere but at him, and your meeting gets derailed yet again. You…
Sharpstone Skinner
July 30, 2019

Nice things come in small packages

(or how to think big even if your team, department or organisation is small) If you are a leader in a smallish organisation you know you need to be a master of many trades.  You are expected to handle high level strategic and low level operational tasks with equal flair.  You may burn the midnight oil preparing a pitch that…
Sharpstone Skinner
February 25, 2019