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

Enabling Superior Employee Engagement with Cathy Brown (MDE209)

Minter Dialogue with Cathy Brown This interview is with Cathy Brown, Executive Director at Engage for Success, a social movement committed to releasing the capabilities of employees to improve performance and enhance wellbeing. In this podcast, we discuss the different enablers … Continue reading

How Enlightened Leadership Leads to Results with Jenny Biggam, founder of the7stars Media Agency (MDE207)

This interview is with Jenny Biggam, founder and owner of the7stars, the largest independent media agency in the UK with over £228 million billings, with clients such as Warner Music, Suzuki Cars and Iceland. Jenny Biggam has run the7tars with … Continue reading

Getting To Like You with Jeremy Goldman, CEO of Firebrand Group (MDE204)

Minter Dialogue with Jeremy Goldman This interview is with Jeremy Goldman, founder and CEO of Firebrand Group, a digital branding and marketing consultancy based out of New York. Jeremy is also a two-time author, first with Going Social and now … 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

BOF – The Business of Fashion – A great business case

BOF is a funny old word. In French, “bof” basically is the equivalent of a verbal, almost indolent, shrug of the shoulders. However, BOF is also the Business of Fashion, a fabulous online resource for anyone in fashion, that was … Continue reading

Why the Obamacare site disaster is good for business! Three lessons for business

Ironically, I think that the whole uproar about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) website, healthcare.gov, could be good for business!  Why?  Because the issue has definitely raised the visibility of the need for senior management to be more knowledgeable about the … Continue reading

Geeky creativity – Why being geek and upping your Digital IQ can spur innovation

Where some management is still hanging on to its guarded precepts and habits (reading good ‘ole fashioned books, sticking to the 4P’s of marketing, management by fear and control…), other businesses are running full head of steam.  Some teams just … Continue reading

Traders, Betrayers and Taking Responsibility

Unless you live in a cave, you will have heard that JP Morgan has taken a (minor) hit to its balance sheet as well as its “balanced” management reputation.  As several articles have pointed out (I refer you to the … Continue reading

Many Tennis Players Would Benefit From Going All Out on Second Serve

It happens throughout every match — players uncork a first serve with as much force as possible, confident in the knowledge that another chance awaits. And on the second serve, they hit a much different, more timid, perceptibly slower serve. … Continue reading