About Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison is a consultant and change agent specialising in developing skills in senior people to increase organizational performance.
Mike is also founder & director of RapidBI, an organizational effectiveness consultancy.

Leaders Eat Last – an #infographic

Leaders Eat Last - an #infographic

Some weeks ago I had an email asking if I would share an infographic on this blog. To be honest I was too preoccupied with moving countries to properly consider the request. Today whilst looking through some messages I tagged I found the emails, and you know what...? The graphic contained some really interesting stuff. Below is the infographic on leadership Written by the team at Thales, they have published this informative infographic on leadership. They say they have gathered most of our … [Read more...]

Give and Take #cipd14

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#cipd14 Give and take

#cipd14 Give and take

A revolutionary approach to success Adam Grant - University of Pennsylvania Author of Give and Take The book on Amazon This is types live, please excuse any typos! chaired by Peter Cheese this is an opportunity for us to reflect as individuals and in our organisations.   Adam - why is there paranoia in our organisations. Reciprocity Styles Takers..... Givers.... givers provide their knowledge. we want to add value most of us reserve giving as we know … [Read more...]

#cipd14 Curing business complacency

#cipd14 Curing business complacency

Creating hunger in paradise with Rasmus Ankersen story - he went for dinner with 3 nokia employees - but each had iphones in their pockets...not nokia phones how could the same people that took nokia to success, be the same people that took the company to failure The e-test - draw an E on your forehead   tracking talent is hard - we think success is a direct line, it is not, it is messy and unpredictable. what is a winner... "a loser who has evaluated himself" when you … [Read more...]

#cipd14 The science of happiness

#cipd14 The science of happiness

Motivating and inspiring teams and organisations This session ia led by Stephanie Davies of Laughology This blog is types live, please excuse any errors or typos!   Stephanie has lit the room with an energy level of 11 out of 10! but the participants are still in sleep mode!... but they are slowly waking up how do we help ourselves in difficult situations? positive psychology is a tool set to enable us to be proactive rather than reactive. what is laughter... what is … [Read more...]

Future of work #cipd14

Future of work #cipd14

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Gaining greater impact by understanding behavioural science #cipd14

Gaining greater impact by understanding behavioural science #cipd14

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Reframing HR – changing the game of HR #cipd14

Reframing HR - changing the game of HR #cipd14

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#CIPD14 Being Brilliant Everyday – Developing Leadership

#CIPD14 Being Brilliant Everyday - Developing Leadership

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Are we all Entrepreneurs Now? #cipd14

Are we all Entrepreneurs Now? #cipd14

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#cipd14 Gaining greater impact by understanding behavioural science

#cipd14 Gaining greater impact by understanding behavioural science

A session led by Nick Chater, Warwick business school Unwritten rules - virtual bargaining, culture is hidden. Behavioural hiring - The psychology of incentives -   Unwritten rules - almost everything we do, we do together. actions socially are collective, when someone is out of kilter it is easily noticeable. organisations work well when people coordinate and cooperate. the key to success is coordination, doing our specific roles thus supporting eachother. all … [Read more...]

Reframing HR – Changing the game of HR #cipd14

Reframing HR - Changing the game of HR #cipd14

A session with Rita Trehan. This session is blogged live - so appologies for any spelling errors! advice given to attendees.. if you are sitting with people you know, before you leave the session introduce yourself to someone you dont know.   Rita has worked for many managers from different countries, and this has enabled her to talk from a place of strength in terms of the value of diversity.   Does HR know where it really wants to be? ---------------- Rita … [Read more...]

Being Brilliant Everyday #cipd14

Being Brilliant Everyday #cipd14

A master class with Alan Watkins. Coherence - the secret science of brilliant leadership. This blog is written live and may contain errors.   I am optimistic about the future, as I believe that human beings are absolutly awesome. if you think change is fast now, get ready, for this is as slow as it will ever be. the pace of change is now at an inflection point, the rate of change is extraordinary compared to what has come before. humans massivly underestimate what our … [Read more...]

Are we all entrepreneurs #cipd14

Are we all entrepreneurs #cipd14

Keynote speech launching #cipd14 with Rita Gunther McGrath A live set of notes, which will be refined later - please accept any errors as this is typed live. Peter Cheese the CEO welcomes the participants. He tells the audience that HR is becoming more relevant than ever before. HR analytics are "the next big thing". Most of what we measure currently in business is not adding value or measuring the value of business. The CIPD are seeking to explore ways of advising HR professionals and … [Read more...]

Have you just wasted your entire learning or training budget on a learning Library?

Business School learning Library

One of the great ways to develop your staff is to have a learning portal, or learning academy site. A resource which contains lots of information and self-development activities for leaders, coaches and change agents in business. These learning libraries or virtual academies can be expensive to compile and maintain, so many organisations choose to buy these services for their employees. It can be a cost effective strategy for the provision of learning materials. Are Learning Library's all they … [Read more...]

Training – the sustainable & cost effective enabling element for business success

RapidBI Business growth and development model

Did you know…facts about training? The cost of training is expensive – but the cost of gaining a new customer is a lot more! A 2% increase in customer retention has the same effect as decreasing costs by 10% – Leading on the Edge of Chaos, Emmet Murphy & Mark Murphy A customer is 4 times more likely to defect to a competitor if the problem is service-related than price- or product-related – Bain & Company. The probability of selling to an existing customer is 60 – 70%. The … [Read more...]

Leaders cannot be nice all the time

Leaders cannot be nice all the time

Being a leader is not about being hard, aggressive or overly “macho”. It is about doing things through others, often for their reasons. The goal of the leader is to get things done on the journey to a set destination. Of course often the leader is setting the destination, other times it is set by another leader in the business and we need to deliver our elements in our own way. Individuals cannot have their own way all the time When one of the team is used to getting their view accepted all … [Read more...]

There is only one reason why outstanding organizations train their people

There is only one reason why outstanding organizations train their people

Over the years many people attend in-company training courses because there is something new on the list, or because there is generally “something useful” about the programs run. This menu of training provion, whilst helping managers, has become one of the tools that has helped to almpst destroy the tr Training for reward or punishment Too many organizations still use training as some form of reward or punishment for not being “good enough” THIS MUST STOP Using training for either of these … [Read more...]

To blog or not to blog – Internal or corporate blogs

to blog or not to internal corporate blog - Photo

A Blog (short for web log) is a public communication that enables interactions between the author and their readers. Whilst not all bloggers in the public arena allow comments and dialogue, the vast majority do, indeed it is this interaction (or the possibility of the interaction) that makes the blog different from other communication tools. The difference that often makes the difference. Recently I have been reading some internal blogs by senior leaders in an organization, and it is obvious … [Read more...]

The best training should always be led by your manager

Managers time allocation

Being a manager is a journey, from our first days as team leader or supervisor through middle and senior roles to director level.  The more senior we become, the more of our time should be spend on developing our people. It is easy when we get promoted to keep doing the things we used to do, but as we can see from the graphic below, we should be spending time on our people not just “doing things”. As a team leader we start to take on people development activities, and as we progress, we do less … [Read more...]

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