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VIDA #4 Drain or Radiator?

October 25, 2017

Recently I met, for the second time, someone who in a previous life was a well-known television personality.  Famous for being fit, in the proper meaning of that word, as well as for being famous.  Someone who inspired millions to become more active, take more exercise and live healthier lives.  Someone who, many years later … Continued

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What the CEO Knows – and you don’t. V is for Valency

August 16, 2017

In his book What Leaders Really Do Harvard professor John Kotter describes setting out to work-shadow a number of high profile CEOs – and being astonished by the results.  He had expected that from the Olympian heights of the CEO suite these mighty leaders would be able to manage their schedules in such a way … Continued

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V is for Values

August 16, 2017

In researching and writing on leadership I have made an effort to get as many ‘primary sources’ into my work by interviewing real-life leaders.  One of the team suggested that I should pop just round the corner from our office one day and interview the Head Teacher of the local school there.  When I asked … Continued

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What could managers learn from parents?

April 5, 2017

It has often been my observation that most people’s only role model for their first management job is a parent or a manager they have had in the past.  They then copy what they liked about that person and do the opposite of the things they didn’t like.  I have never thought that was a … Continued

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Co-opetition not Competition

March 21, 2017

At Vybrant we like to make frenemies and indulge in some healthy co-opetition. Why does co-opetition work? Because innovation and value are more commonly generated in networks. Indeed, many gurus think that the collaborative dynamic of networks, partnerships, and joint ventures is a main organising principle of the modern global economy. Now the major TV … Continued

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Performance Pay and Rewards – the Vybrant Way

March 21, 2017

Communication is the key. Whatever the relationship between pay and performance in a given organisation, if it is clearly understood when people make the decision to join, and incentive schemes are seen to reward on a fair and transparent basis, then things generally work well for all concerned. As well as ensuring that schemes are … Continued

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Organisational Change – the Vybrant Way

March 21, 2017

Equip leaders and managers to go through change and most importantly, to lead their people through it. There is a growing and powerful body of research regarding individual personal change which still needs to be incorporated into mainstream business change initiatives. Organisations that lead constant change and development positively will be the clear winners as … Continued

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Training the Digital Natives

March 21, 2017

Know about Digital Natives? They’re the ones who have grown up in the digital world, never knowing a time without computers and the internet. Being entertained by videogames, digital music players and YouTube. Communicating via smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram and other ways their parents have never even heard of. According to research in the USA the … Continued

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Leadership Development – the Vybrant Way

March 21, 2017

One size certainly does not fit all. In fact our view is that although there are certain well recorded best practices in leadership development, programmes need to be very carefully tailored to the culture and aspirations of the organisation, and to the individuals concerned. A client with a big challenge to develop leadership skills widely … Continued

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