Fantastic Mr. Fox

TO BE OR NOT TO BE: HOW TO VERIFY YOUR TALENT

“I believe every artist had someone who told them they were dirt and someone who told them that they were the second coming of the baby Jesus, and they believed ‘em both". – Bruce Springsteen BBC Radio 4 Springsteen’s observation got me thinking… ...

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How To Make The BIG LEAP From Good To Great

Do you work for a great company? If so, what makes it great? If no, what prevents it from being so? Do its other stakeholders feel the same as you (employees, customers, suppliers)? As an independent contractor, I get to choose the organizatio ...

Less Is More

Why You Should Make Simple Rules (& How to Do It!)

After 22 years as a professional (internal employee, external consultant, everything in between), I have a developed a theory: LESS IS MORE. So you can imagine my joy when I came across Goffee and Jones’s 6th key attribute in Why Should Anyone Work ...

angrycat

3 Characteristics to Ensure Your Team Has Teeth

Anyone with internet access and a company job in 2016 is aware of at least 2 of these 3 things: 40 is the new 30. Nerd is the new cool. Cross-functional teams are the new organization. Teams are nothing new. As Schumpeter points out in “Team Spiri ...

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7 Paradoxes Every Leader Must Master (part 2)

As discussed in part 1, modern leadership is full of paradoxes. To be an effective leader and people manager circa 2016 you have to be aware of the big ones. However, your biggies will look differently than mine. Nevertheless, if you lead with the Para ...