Lisa McCarthy

Who Are You?

post-it-note-art-e1320927062673While others were enjoying a long weekend I decided it was time to renovate. Time to renovate my business, my life, and myself. My kitchen wall now looks like it’s the victim of an explosion in a Post It Note factory, so maybe it qualifies as a home renovation as well. As I was going through the process, I found myself pondering on the question of

how can the changes we want to make in life and business, be made as simple as moving a Post It note from one place to another, adding a new one, or deleting an old?”


Golden Rule or Platinum Rule

throw_away_money.ceIf you want your people to be fully engaged, try ditching “The Golden Rule”.

Exit… “The Golden Rule”: Treat others how you want to be treated.

Enter… “The Platinum Rule”: Treat others how they want to be treated.

Yes, it requires actually looking beyond our own self-centredness, and learning what’s truly important to the people we work with, and serve.

Here’s a way to do this – It’s a framework I work with … (more…)

3 Steps For Greater Business Breakthroughs

breakthroughIf I told you that walls, windmills and waves (the 3W’s) could be the keys to unleashing the greatest breakthroughs across your entire organisation, and radically increasing the ROI of your existing innovation, Kaizen and change management investment and initiatives, surely you’d at least be intrigued – right? (more…)

What If You Chose To “Leave No-One Behind”?

dog tagsThe promise of “leave no-one behind” is not new. In fact, there is evidence that this “warrior ethos” predates the French and Indian war of 1756. The military have discovered the power in this ethos. It is a source of faith, hope, and trust that inspires soldiers to keep fighting in desperate situations. It provides a foundation for camaraderie and bonding; and compels heroic, courageous and selfless acts to leap to the aid of others. If this ethos packs such a punch in the military, what could it do for your business? (more…)

6 Steps To Winning In a Super-Fast And Turbulent World

 By Lisa McCarthy

runninglean“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” Jack Welch

In a time when the rate of change has become exponential for the first time in history this quote by Jack Welch could hit a sore point. You know what he says to be true, but there’s a limit to how much faster you can move, and how much more you can fit in or do – isn’t there?

 What’s the answer when you feel like you’re already running as fast as you can – and you’re still only barely managing to keep up (if that)? How do you actually get ahead of the curve? How do you win when you’re caught in a whirlwind of exponential change – a world of rapidly changing technologies, changing consumer demands, increased consumer power, hyper competition, tumultuous economic conditions, and so much more?