leadership / managing people

Making a first impression – the perfect handshake #leadership #managing

You do it 15,000 times in you lifetime, but what is the initial impression you leave with the other person? Wimpy-limp wrist. Damp fish and clammy. Overly aggressive. Creepy-hold-on-too-long.  Insincere.  All this conveyed in less than 2 seconds. It has been traditional greeting, a symbol of peace and a key part of business deals for … Continue reading

Psychos in the Boardroom (or Government). Fascinating stats.
leadership / managing people

Psychos in the Boardroom (or Government). Fascinating stats.

Psychopaths lack empathy, are pathological liars, have an enormous sense of self-worth, are impulsive, irresponsible and won’t accept responsibility for their own actions. They make up 1% of the total population, 25% of the criminal population. But do you recognize the traits.  Perhaps in the upper reaches of your corporation or our Governments? The Psy-Fi … Continue reading

The toughest of tests: what businesses can learn from Olympians #bpm #london2012
managing people / process

The toughest of tests: what businesses can learn from Olympians #bpm #london2012

To really excel and beat the competition requires more than a spark of inspiration and talent. It requires focused effort.  The sporting world has shown that, brought into sharp relief when you hear the personal stories of the medallists over the last 2 weeks of the Olympics. Better practice = better performance The coaching and … Continue reading

gen y / made me laugh / managing people

Smart Casual – how to avoid getting frocked up #culture #funny #dresscode

Relaxed, yet professional We at Nimbus are ‘relaxed, yet professional’ and that hasn’t really changed since being acquired by TIBCO. That’s what our staff tell us. That’s what our clients tell us. That’s the exact wording in our company values statement . In the office, from the CEO down we wear jeans, polo shirts and … Continue reading

innovation / inspirational videos / managing people

Leadership is overrated. You need followers. #PEX #leadership #inspired

I am presenting the final keynote at the British Quality Foundation Annual Leadership Conference and drafting an article for the Process Excellence Network which is focusing on Leadership for February.  So it got me thinking. A huge number of books have been written on the traits of a leader, the role of a leader and … Continue reading

managing people / process / social media / Uncategorized

Understanding Social BPM (or at least setting some context) #socbiz #social #bpm

Often the problem with widespread adoption of anything is ‘what is it called’ and ‘what will it do for me’. Social software in the enterprise and particularly when related to BPM, coined SocialBPM is in this camp. Nimbus does not sell a social software platform, but has implemented a 3rd party application internally and is … Continue reading

managing people / process

“No one reads process documentation” – 6.2 million reasons why that is wrong #bpm

Adam Deane raised some excellent points in a recent blog BPM : Process Documentation. He lamented that most process documentation is rarely read. And he is right. Call it process documentation and no one will read it. Not even the most enthusiastic process geek. But it is clear that you need people to follow processes, … Continue reading

compliance / happy / managing people / process

BPM – the movie. Could be a blockbuster #bpm #film #ebook

Stage plays entertained Kings and Queens throughout the ages – and anyone else wealthy enough. Think about the film Shakespeare in Love. Playwrights were impoverished artists who did it for the love and recognition. They were the ultimate story tellers. Then came the film, with the first public screening of a film in 1895. The … Continue reading