June 12, 2023

Too simple to learn from?

White text on yellow background: Keep it simple.

I was speaking with a very experienced management consultant last week. He has masterminded the turnaround of many medium sized companies from almost dead to thriving. He knows his stuff!

He has been receiving my tips for some time and said he looks forward to reading them each week. I was surprised and asked if they were too basic for him, and he said they are just right.

He reminded me that turning around performance is down to doing the basics well, and doing them consistently.

The easiest step to improving your performance is virtually always something simple… Something simple that you know already, something simple that you maybe used to do once upon a time, something simple that you probably do some of the time, something simple that you probably ought to do more of.

So rather than think “I already know that”, which closes the door to improvement, instead think “How can I do that well and consistently?”

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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