Author Archives: jbctm

The Leader in Me

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy. In an organisational setting this old maxim often applies – organisations don’t change, people do. Efforts to undertake transformational change will fall short if the … Continue reading

Posted in Placemaking | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Leaning In in the Twenty-First Century

My working life has spanned 40 years, and I well remember the heady days of feminism in the 60s and 70s; and the fight for equal pay, being a union rep to get equal working conditions, and sitting in meetings … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Gender Equity, Governance, Management, Social Economy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Leading Strategic Innovation

Innovation is all about creating new ideas and selling them.  To successfully innovate in an organisational setting a number things need to happen: Individuals need to enlarge their toolsets to think differently; Groups must have a culture that supports risk, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Innovation, Planning | Tagged | Leave a comment

Creating Value in the Social Era

The future is ‘social’, although the picture on where we are heading in the social era is still developing. The world has changed – competition has changed, and how we create value has changed.  The people who will change our … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Management, Planning, Social Economy, Social networking | Tagged | Leave a comment

Scenario Planning: Planning is better than prediction

Scenario planning is a big-picture method of thinking that allows people to see the future logically, systematically and realistically. It is primarily used as a resilience test for strategy, but can also provide a framework for innovation and risk analysis. … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Management, Planning | Tagged , | 1 Comment

A Personal Approach to Organisational Time Management

The biggest and most destructive myth in time management is that you can get everything done if only you follow the right system, use the right to-do list, or process your tasks in the right way. That’s a mistake. We live … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Management, Time Management | Tagged | Leave a comment

Strategic Priorities in Libraries: Focus on the Transformation

Source: Web 2.012 Virtual Conference, 4 October 2012 Stephen Abrams delivered a keynote lecture on the need for libraries to get back to strategic planning.  Some key take outs from the session: Library services are not a noun, they are a … Continue reading

Posted in Libraries, Management, Planning | Tagged , , | Leave a comment