The Limits of Online Transparency Behind the Glass Door

The other day, I was wondering what sites like Glassdoor (skews North American), Comparably  (skews US and heavily tech) and ChooseMyCompany (based in Paris, formerly Meilleures-Entreprises.com), that shine a light on the insides of a company, might be able to tell me … Continue reading

Three Untapped Ways To Radically Boost Your Productivity

A Freakonomics podcast from Nov 2017 discussed how productivity gains (and exponential ideas) were grinding to a halt (“Are we running out of Ideas?”). At the very least, the idea of endless productivity gains was called into question. If Moore’s … Continue reading

The 5 Best Ways To Strengthen your Empathic Abilities

I have long been fascinated by the topic of creating empathy. In business, I believe that empathy is one of the most untapped sources of performance. But, how does one go about teaching or transmitting empathy? At an organisational level, … Continue reading

Why We Should All Take More Responsibility … Of Our Communications

How much responsibility do you take for your life and its current outcome? Chances are, you like me, have a self-awareness that is not as finely tuned as it needs to be. I certainly know I struggle with it myself! In our … Continue reading

Digital Transformation, Leadership and the Challenging Media Landscape with Esra Dogramaci (MDE285)

Esra Dogramaci works at the intersection of politics, international relations, communications and all things digital. Presently, the senior editor, digital at Deutsche Welle, Esra has worked as a consultant for the BBC, as a new media analyst for Al Jazeera … Continue reading

Reflections after my 25th Reunion at INSEAD on Life, Leadership & Business

I arrived in Fontainebleau (France) on the heels of a lot of travel, to return to where I spent a marvellous year at the INSEAD Business School. Truth be told, the reunion spirit started virtually well before thanks to Facebook … Continue reading

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