If you manage people, projects or programmes, I’m guessing that you would tell me that you do a pretty good job at it, that you stack up well against your peers and that you understand the business challenges you are trying to solve? Let’s face it, it might be true, but we can all talk the talk.
But have you ever wondered how to bring that edge to what you do, how to do something differently and set yourself apart from your peers?
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with a client looking to mobilise a group of stakeholders. Conceiving a transformation working group, with representation from multiple organisations, bringing their own brands, visions, priorities and perspectives, as well as experience and expertise was always going to be challenging.
Many said it couldn’t be done.
I have had the privilege of mobilising and leading a number of fantastic teams and delivering complex change programmes, with great success and honestly some failure, and I must admit to not being sure it could either. And yet this newly formed team came away from the inaugural session believing it could, believing that they were stronger together and could make a difference.
How did we do it? Well here are 3 of my simple hints and tips that just might help you do something a little differently tomorrow, to stand out in the crowd.