Leadership Blog

  • Y cannot live by e-Learning alone

    Jules Newton
    November, 2016
    The assumption, when dealing with anyone under the age of thirty, is that everything must be done online if we want them to pay attention. Preferably through Facebook or Twitter, but maybe occasionally though Instagram or a loud obnoxious YouTube video. We all know of course that they won’t pay attention anyway but that this is the only shot we have to make an impact. Right?
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  • Fostering Trust

    Jules Newton
    November, 2016
    Trust is the basis for most interpersonal relationships, and we have heard it said a thousand times that trust is earned and once broken it is almost impossible to earn again. There are the obvious reasons for losing trust, so we won’t go into those here, but the real question is how do we foster trust, gain the belief of others and once we have it, how do we keep it?
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  • Short format training

    Jules Newton
    November, 2016
    Human Resources teams have repeatedly told us at Avocado Vision, that over and above the issue of time investment is the issue of esoteric outcomes. What this means, essentially, is that HR, line management and even the candidate are promised exciting, heaven-sent outcomes when in fact the reality of the learning take-aways, falls drastically short.
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  • Servants and Kings

    Jules Newton
    November, 2016
    Management theory is like hair, it continues to grow and change sometimes depending heavily on the fashion of the day. But there are a few truths that seem to have settled into their favourite chairs in front of the fireplace with no indication of budging!
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  • The sales team are your front-line. They are the ones talking to clients and engaging on behalf of the organisation so they do tend to feel entitled to all the information relating to the organisation as soon as possible. Nothing can give the impression of a dissociated organisation faster than a sales person without the information being heard ‘on the street’. It is imperative that if there is any change coming, it is being handled correctly by the management team.
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  • Playing to Strengths

    Jules Newton
    November, 2016
    It’s challenging as a leader to take a step back, to admit that we aren’t going to be the best person to get something done. Sure we can probably do it, given enough time, and enough chances.
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  • Mate to Manager

    Avo Vision
    November, 2016
    Promoting from within. Nearly every organisation we work with has a strong policy regarding the advancement of internal staff. It really does make sense. You take people who already fit seamlessly into the organisational culture and move them up the ranks.
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