Management: Beating the Moon
Our first venture into the world of management development is a three part documentary style programme hosted by world renowned business psychologist; Dr John Potter. The question it poses is simple:
Is your organisation really making the best use of all its resources in these difficult times; particularly the human factor?
Tapping into the potential of people is no simple task. As John points out, work can be a sad situation for many people, particularly as pressure on cost cutting, resource allocation and headcount reduction result in de-motivated people who simply ‘do their job’ rather than strive for excellence.
Beating the Moon (Part One)
Beating the Moon (Part One) features the Bridgwater carnival which is the largest illuminated procession in the world. It is an example of engineering excellence and extraordinary spectacle. The programme follows one of the main competing carnival clubs: The Ramblers and their year long quest for victory. It documents a fascinating example of how people; working unpaid and in their spare time, can be creative, motivated and filled with passion given the right circumstances. What they need is a vision, an opportunity to grow as individuals and the feeling that they are making a valued contribution to something worthwhile.
Beating the Moon (Part Two)
Beating the Moon (Part Two) draws out the lessons from the Ramblers experience and relates them to real life business situations. Using clips from Part One, John Potter points out that there is little evidence of command or control leadership within the Ramblers team, no evidence of toxic leadership and very little indication of any interpersonal squabbles.
Beating the Moon (Part Three)
Beating the Moon (Part Three) outlines a simple model based on the 5 ’Ps’ Planning, Passion, Pride, Performance and Persistence as a prelude to the case studies and further exercises contained in the supporting CDROM which also offers a workbook.
In sum, this programme underlines the importance of truly motivated, empowered teams and the understanding and application of emotional intelligence.