New Leaders and Managers – some tips for those first 30 days.

A great article here from Jeanne DeWitt, a former director at Google. One of the scariest and most daunting career moments for anyone in business is the move into a senior position. Like bringing a baby home for the first time you feel you haven’t been taught what to do – sometimes you feel you’re…..Read the full article…

Focus and the Need for ‘Craft’

You’d definitely need a plan to get up here….!! (it’s the Matterhorn if you’re interested) He’s hairy, American and passionate about his subject….! Brad Frost tells it how it is. He calls it bullshit and he might be right… A great presentation with some quite incredible facts about how the internet and its content is…..Read the full article…

Planning and Plans, Goals and Achieving Them

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius Wise words indeed. I find that being flexible with business plans is essential, designing in the opportunity to adjust and recalibrate. Too many times businesses put together a detailed plan with a lot of interrelated…..Read the full article…

Superb Marketing, a Great Example of ‘Doing it Right’

I like finding good practice and excellent implementation – the DOING. I particularly like people and businesses that really get it right. Here’s a great example of some great marketing – I promise you won’t be disappointed! When you’re selling a service which depends on you as the main deliverer, the key thing you need…..Read the full article…

Doing Less, Leading More – the type of leadership that get things done

Here’s a great article on a key theme – doing and leading. I think it asks some really valuable questions about something that is quite close to my heart, and in actual fact at the top of the page right here on the blog. Take a look:  http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/doing-less-leading-more/ The key distinction and insight I believe…..Read the full article…