Author: Dave Hanna

Reflex of yes

Five ways to overcome the ‘yes’ reflex

Not every request from others adds value to the strategy/mission. It’s not that the request is bad, it simply may not add real value. Requests for time, information, and help often flow from the pressure of the moment rather than from alignment with a strategy/mission, writes Dave Hanna “Our greatest […]

bureaucracy

3 ways to combat bureaucracy’s deceptive simplicity

Sometimes bureaucracy’s simple rules become straitjackets to our common sense. But we don’t need to trash bureaucracy completely. We need to supplement bureaucracy’s simplicity with additional systems that bring greater balance, responsiveness, and flexibility to match ever-changing marketplace requirements, writes Dave Hanna.  Picture yourself as a business owner back in […]

virtual team

5 elements that can make “virtual” a virtue

I have personally experienced first-hand how awkward a virtual organisation can be to its members. It’s like mastering any new skill, whether it be in sports, art, playing a musical instrument, learning a new language, or developing any other professional skill. Work at “virtual” relationships until you are able to […]