White papers

Leading out of lockdown

“IT IS NOT THE STRONGEST OF THE SPECIES THAT SURVIVE, NOR THE MOST INTELLIGENT. IT IS THE ONE THAT IS MOST ADAPTABLE TO CHANGE.”

CHARLES DARWIN, 1809-1882

We know that 6 out of every 7 leaders feel like they are still on an unpredictable rollercoaster ride.

We know that 8 out of 9 leaders are struggling to see beyond the next 12 months and factor in the long-term effects of the health & economic crisis.

This whitepaper aims to help leaders find a way into the opportunities that
this “structural break” presents.

ROB PYNE
With contributions from 70 leaders

MAY 2020

Leadership Teams

“I’VE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO WORK IN, OR WITH, A WIDE RANGE OF LEADERSHIP TEAMS AND I”VE SEEN A NUMBER OF THEM BECOME INSPIRING.”

ROB PYNE 2020 

In this white paper, we’ll explore what holds Leadership Teams back. And we’ll explore ways to make them better. More effective. More productive. More strategic.

And maybe even as inspiring as a day spent playing Dungeons and Dragons to a ten-year-old.

ROB PYNE

JANUARY 2020

IS management broken?

In the 21st Century, we appear to have begun a new phase in how our organizations work. Leaders are obsessed with purpose and values, staff engagement, mindfulness training. In 2009, Simon Sinek wrote “Start With Why,” and hundreds of thousands of managers said, “But How?”

Due to substantial growth in wealth in our lifetime, and the freedom it affords us, millennials now expect to create meaningful impact within their first 6 months of their career. Money is not always their major driver in picking a job.

In 2011, Jurgen Apelo created an approach called Management 3.0 (M3.0). His insight was that business is no longer predictable, so the old approach of managing for consistency of output needed to be replaced by managing the entire system (the people, environment, culture) to create the right conditions for the organization to continuously and rapidly learn and improve.

ROB PYNE