Entries by Laura Ross

Most managers don’t know your corporate goals

In our work on complex matrix organisations we often hear about the challenge of creating goal clarity. Indeed, it can be challenging when you have multiple bosses and work on multiple teams to reconcile competing goals and prioritize accurately. However sometimes it’s much easier than this. We ask people in our workshops to name the […]

The Contagious Nature of Negativity

This blog is a reflection on leadership learning by a British Army Officer on an expedition that saw a team of 7 individuals complete a 210 mile trek across the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, with an ascent change of 24,000m, taking 13 days.  At different parts of the trek the group experienced negativity within it […]

What are the right behaviours for success internationally?

I was talking to a client recently who was looking for a behavioural assessment to identify people and behaviours that would be successful in managing their global matrix organisation. Our approach is to offer assessments around the situation to identify the context and the challenges that people face. However, we are sceptical about anyone’s ability […]