Delegation of authority the SMART way


The Right Questions how to delegate tasks 7 25 November, 2013 Comments

How to delegate using SMARTER goals As a leader or manager you have to delegate tasks and authority in order for your team to work effectively towards achieving your aim. But this is simpler in theory than in practice. Often a leader’s’ experience is that – even when you think you have delegated something effectively…

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Risky business: risk management strategy and knowing when to take a chance


The Right Questions about risk management strategy 7 8 July, 2013 Comments

What is a risk management strategy? Which opportunity should we take and which risks should we avoid? We do not always think in terms of risk management or have a risk management strategy but our decision making is continually influenced by how we perceive risk and by our attitude to risk. “Great deeds are usually…

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Are we more like Captain Kirk or Mr Spock? Do we make decisions out of passion or logic?


Captain Kirk and Mr Spock by Leslie Wong 7 16 May, 2013 Comments

Captain Kirk and Mr Spock: What Star Trek tells us about human nature and making decisions With the latest runner from the Star Trek stable dashing onto the screens (Star Trek Into Darkness) we are once again exposed to a famous universe and a much loved movie relationship; that of Captain Kirk and Mr Spock….

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What are values and principles and how do they determine why we do things?


Values Compass - The Right Questions 7 1 January, 2013 Comments

Why do we do things? What are the values and principles that underpin our actions? The ‘why’ represents our values.  Our values are part of our identity; they are the things we love, the ideals we prioritise.  They are central things that define why we have a certain vision, why we do the things we…

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