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Hugh Gyton blog More Leadership Lessons from a Jigsaw

More Leadership Lessons from a Jigsaw

What can completing a Jigsaw tell you about #leadership and #scalingup? Time to find out.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog Leadership Lessons from a Jigsaw Puzzle

Leadership Lessons from a Jigsaw Puzzle

If we simply keep an open mind and present in the activities we partake in who knows what lessons and wisdom might be found ...

Monday, July 08, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog Leadership Lessons from Pitti Filati in Florence

Leadership Lessons from Pitti Filati in Florence

Just some of the lessons learnt from Hugh Gyton & Associates recent trip to Florence and the Pitti Filati Show. Lesson One: Go and ...

Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog Studies since the 1930's and we still don't get it

Studies since the 1930's and we still don't get it

Ninety years of academic research has continually indicated that giving people what they crave helps #scaleup a business, reduce labour turnover & absenteeism, and ultimately increase profitability. Why then do we find it so hard?

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog It's all about the rhythm

It's all about the rhythm

Currently reading General Stanley McChrystal’s book ‘Team of Teams – New rules of engagement for a complex world’. A great read, not only in the learning to be had but, as business books go, a cracking and entertaining read.The training people are prepared to endure to make it into the elite forces is simply mind-boggling. Trust me you do not want to try BUD/S (curious? Now you are just going to have to read the book. Oh OK, or Google it)

Saturday, June 01, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog But What if it Breaks?

But What if it Breaks?

"The best laid plans of mice and men". Despite our best efforts, sometimes things just don't go according to plan ...

Friday, February 01, 2019

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Hugh Gyton blog Meetings Require Discipline.

Meetings Require Discipline.

Meetings often have a bad reputation and not without cause, consider some of this data: •Executives spend 40-50% (23hrs) of their working hours per week in meetings •90% of meeting attendees admit to daydreaming in them •73% acknowledge they do other work during meetings •25% of meetings are spent discussing irrelevant issues

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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Hugh Gyton blog Successful Start Up, now what?

Successful Start Up, now what?

Scaling Up is a fundamental change to the way you’ve done business before. What got you to where you are today, is not, unfortunately, going to get you to the next stage!

Saturday, December 01, 2018

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Hugh Gyton blog Why Bosses Should be the Dumbest Person in the Room

Why Bosses Should be the Dumbest Person in the Room

I once sat in a strategy session with a CEO who asked endless questions of his team before cheerfully answering most of them himself. His executive team dubbed him the Boomerang Boss.

Monday, November 12, 2018

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Hugh Gyton blog What a Trip to the Doctor can Teach you about Scaling Up

What a Trip to the Doctor can Teach you about Scaling Up

Understand how the application of a simple, practical, and actionable tool from our Scaling Up suite can help you have the "right people doing the right things right" as you grow.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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