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Did you listen to last week’s episode? If you haven’t, it’s well worth the 17 minutes to listen to it - it’s part 1 of Building Organisational Capability and it will give you a much better understanding of this episode! 

Today we’re onto Part 2: How do you build capability into your organisation and culture? We’re going to carry on from last week’s episode, by talking about how to build a competitive advantage into our culture - one of the toughest things to do.

So I’ll start with a very short recap on last week's episode (remember our favourite acronym, PROFIT?), then I’ll cover the following: 

  • The career path dilemma between technical and leadership streaming inside an organisation

  • Some ideas on how to create technical role streaming from my experience 

  • How to build technical capability in your organisation, with a big focus on how to take a methodical systematic approach to building leadership capability

  • Some incredibly interesting stats from a McKinsey survey from a few years ago that looked at how companies build organisational capability

  • An important question that you need to ask yourself and spend time contemplating before you continue your career as a leader

  • My four steps to building organisational capability (these are CRACKING, if I do say so myself!)

  • A BIG mistake that many leaders make when trying to build organisational capability 

  • I’ll give you a sample performance standard (you’ll need to listen to the whole episode for context) as a free downloadable, which you can grab below.

The question on building organisational capability from our keen listener in Bucharest, Radu, has been quite challenging for me to answer, to be honest. I found it quite difficult to take such a vast and complex topic, and simplify it sufficiently to make it useful in a couple of short podcast episodes, so please feel free to let me know how you think I did.

Send me an email (, and pass this on to anyone you think who could benefit from delving into this topic!