Do you have any idea how bad we are at managing and prioritising our time?

Over the past 50 years we, at Sewells, have worked with clients to help them effectively deal with time management and prioritising … with enormous impact.   People stopped …. Still working through lunch Still working late at work, or when they get home Being unable to stay focused or give anything enough quality time … Continue reading

At last! The improvements in performance and results you need and want – guaranteed!

It’s 29 years yesterday since I took over the running of Sewells. We’ve learned a lot about how to help our clients to dramatically improve their business performance over that time. Probably the biggest thing we’ve learned is that success in business isn’t about doing extraordinary things …. it is about doing the simple things extraordinarily well. The “simple … Continue reading

The cost of making managers “accountable”

When we, at Sewells, as part of our world renowned business improvement programmes ask senior leaders what changes they’d like to see as outcomes, it’s often, “for our managers to be more accountable and responsible for their results”. There is a huge problem with linking those two things together … because, philosophically and practically, they … Continue reading

Leading (and achieving) with absolute belief

Our 55 years’ experience in helping businesses improve show that many leaders seem to spend a lot of time wishing. They wish they were slimmer and fitter, richer and smarter. They wish their businesses were more successful, their teams more productive, their customers more loyal. But what would it be like if they could change … Continue reading

Employees don’t leave Companies, they leave Managers

A recent Gallup poll of more than one million workers concluded that the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is a bad boss, or immediate supervisor. We’ve learned that 75% of workers who voluntarily leave their jobs do so because of their bosses and not the position, the role itself or the company. Never … Continue reading

What is the cost of team dysfunction?

Every workplace team has some degree of dysfunction. But the dysfunctions in any team, in any form and to any degree – whether it’s having a blame culture, a lack of trust, or paying lip service to landing the new changes that will improve performance – come at a cost. At its best, it could … Continue reading

Creating a Culture of “Getting Things Done”

If strategy is identifying how to achieve/exceed objectives, implementation is all about making it happen. It’s the follow through. Implementation is where the treasure lies – and it’s the biggest gap in any business improvement programme. The primary elements of successful companies are: Clear goals for everybody within the company that deliver the general strategy … Continue reading

Is it time to stop flogging a dead horse?

Are you getting the business results you hoped for in 2019?  Are you “future-proofing” your business with the improvements you’re making? The best definition of insanity we’ve ever come across is doing the same old things over and over again, hoping for different results. If what you’re doing to achieve your goals isn’t working, a … Continue reading

Leading, without building trust, will destroy you!

How many so called “leaders” do we know / have we known who:-   Come down on people like a ton of bricks if they don’t keep regular office hours … and then announce they’ll be “working from home for the next two days”? Freeze salaries and make redundancies and then take delivery of a … Continue reading