The Art of Embracing Imperfection For Real Progress

To accept imperfection is perhaps the most complicated of attitudes to adopt in business. It’s almost antithetical to everything senior business executives have been trained to do. In some regards, however, I would suggest it’s a core mindset for an … Continue reading

Customer Centric or Employee Centric? Which Comes First?

Many companies have decided that being customer centric is the new way forward. Some brands — most notably Zappos and owner Amazon — discovered quite a while ago how powerful being customer centric is. To wit, it’s Amazon’s mission to … Continue reading

Transformation and Inspiration, Up Close with Seth Godin (MDE274)

Seth Godin is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, a teacher, a multi-time big time TED talker, with a million people listening to his daily word. He has written 18 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow and Tribes. In this … Continue reading

Padding Your Budget For Test & Learn And Making Mistakes

I bet it’s frustrating working in a large organisation and to keep hearing about “test & learn” or “fail fast” or “agile management” when management behaviour contradicts the words. If recent history is any indicator of the future, companies will … Continue reading

How Does One Effectively Create An Enduring And Successful Team Spirit?

This has to be one of the most enduring challenges for any business whether small or large. I was struck by the Bill Pennington article in the NYT, “The Ski Team That Sleeps Together Wins a Lot of Gold Medals” outlining the … Continue reading

How To Develop The Futureproof Mindset

Whenever I get an inside view of a company culture, it seems so easy to find the faults. But what of the recipes for success? The bigger question becomes: How to develop a futureproof mindset? My first port of call … Continue reading

Change Is Everywhere But Will Digital Transformation Transform?

Don’t you agree that these are exhilarating times? So many of the major companies I work with are in the throes of major upheaval. Change is everywhere. Digital transformation programmes are in action all over the place. But are businesses … Continue reading

How To Build A Great LinkedIn Network And Why Reducing Your LinkedIn Network May Be Key

I have to guess that, since you’re reading this post, you’re on LinkedIn? I also imagine that, like me, you wonder how worthwhile your LinkedIn network actually is? Maybe you have garnered a rather large network and you battle with the quandary of … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Every CEO Needs To Be More Digital….And Have A Strong Digital Presence

“Why should I bother being on social networks?” asked the CEO of a major organization. “It seems like a major waste of my time when I barely have enough time for strategic thinking.” As the social media landscape continues to evolve, it’s … Continue reading