Mannaz is dedicated to developing the capabilities of leaders and organisations. We work for some of the world’s leading companies developing their executives and project leaders across the world. Thus, we are honoured this year to have received a satisfaction score of 84% by our clients and a loyalty index of 86%. Based on our […]
In markets with increasing infrastructure investment, engineering and construction companies continue to struggle to increase their margins and productivity when facing the key project management challenges. Successful project implementation is rarely achieved from purely technical project plans and applying the right tools. Other dynamics such as business acumen and leadership skills also need to be […]
If you are not moving, you stand still – and the same goes for companies and their executives who continually have to develop. Mannaz and Columbia Business School have partnered to help Scandinavian business leaders ...
The verb decide comes from the Latin decidere, which literally means to "cut off" (from: de = off and caedere = to cut). A decision, then, is a process of cutting off alternatives to leave the one choice.
What are your goals for 2015? You really should have some, according to Client Director Paul Blackhurst. There is so much research confirming the benefits of setting goals. Or, is there?
When I ask senior managers what most inspired them about a leader they have worked for, they often point to a sense of personal connection. Daniel Siegel, a renowned neuroscientist, describes this experience as ‘feeling felt’. He has even established a new scientific field called interpersonal neurobiology.
Solomon Asch created a series of experiments to demonstrate the power of social conformity. Humans are the most social of all animals, and from the earliest days, we have struggled with the need to fit in with the group. The need to be accepted by the community was often literally a matter of life and death.
Walt Disney famously said: “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” Is that true? Or is the secret of success to “rise early, work hard, strike oil,” as J. Paul Getty advised?
When Mannaz works with businesses to develop project managers and leaders, we focus on successful strategy execution, the speed of innovation, higher project margins and lower write-downs. In fact, we believe that project leadership is one of the most important capabilities in an organisation for generating real business value.
I bet that in your industry, as in mine, there is a clamour for the ‘latest’ thing, the big idea that will transform challenges into opportunities and remove the need for hard work.