Thursday, 22 March 2012


I have just finished my latest assignment and have been working for Pyramid ODI in four very different countries and cultures during the last year. Three special traits stand out in the memory.

Passionate lawyers – not a combo we would normally expect, but in this charity, helping a minority group, their dedication was infectious.

Knowing to say “No” – learning to reject bad business. An engineering order book that is full of nasty surprises; throwing away customers and profit. Can they learn fast enough?

Know what you do not know – a guy with the self-awareness and humility to recognise that the strategic change project had grown way beyond his current skill set. Willing to learn; he will succeed.

What is “extra-ordinary” at your company?

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