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

Sexual Harassment: How To Evaluate And When To Pardon? Is Grace Ever Possible?

With all the mounting accusations of sexual misconduct by men in power, I have had several conversations in different countries — with men and women — that have made me pause. To date, there have been at least 40 well-known … Continue reading

Can Good Parenting Skills Be Transferred To Management?

When I was first asked the question whether parenting skills were transferable to the work place (in terms of management skills), I shrugged off the idea. But, with some further reflection, I think it is entirely appropriate. Maybe it’s about … Continue reading

How to Become the Titan of the Industry – Buy Me To the Moon!

Over the last week, we have seen a host of announced mergers and acquisition. Taken together, in my opinion, these would harken some scary conclusions. In the last week alone, we saw three acquisitions announced that show how fiercely these companies … Continue reading

British Airways First Class is more like Last in Class

This may seem like a First World problem, but my experience with British Airways is a great point in case about how visceral and personal a relationship can be with a brand. Two months ago, I had a miserable experience, having … Continue reading