16 April 2019

7 Steps to improve employee engagement

We’ve spoken extensively around the topic of strategy, and often you’ll hear us write of the importance of your people in actually executing that strategy. It’s all well and good for to have a solid strategic plan, but if your people aren’t bought in and engaged, you’re strategy is going to stay as just words […]
26 February 2019

How to Help Your Employees Learn from Each Other

From: Harvard Business Review Peer-to-peer learning When your team wants to learn a new skill, where do they turn first? Google? YouTube? Their corporate training programs? No. According to a study conducted by the company Degreed, more workers first turn to their peers (55%)—second only to asking their bosses. Peer-to-peer learning can be a powerful […]
21 February 2019

The Next Era of Globalization Will Be Shaped by Customers, Technology, and Value Chains

[Harvard Business Review]If you ask the average CEO what’s making them lose sleep these days, it’s a good bet that the answer will be tariffs and trade wars. One-third of respondents in a recent McKinsey survey of global executives said that uncertainty over trade policy is their greatest concern—and three-quarters of all companies say their […]
21 November 2018

10 things that require zero talent

How often do we equate success with talent? All the time. But the reality is, success isn’t created by talent alone. Just like we might see immense talent squandered, we also see underdogs unexpectedly overachieve. Here are 10 behaviors that we can always control that require zero talent yet have a huge impact on our […]
15 November 2018

Why Bcc’ing the Boss is a bad practice

Business Harvard Review Email continues to be one of the most common ways people communicate at work — and one of the most common ways people miscommunicate at work. The Cc and Bcc functions can corrode trust and cloud intentions. To explore how senders and recipients interpret the use of these tools, we conducted a […]
15 October 2018

How to Get More Done Every Day

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. - Henry David Thoreau Almost everyone at some point in their career will toy with adopting some kind of […]

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16 April 2019

7 Steps to improve employee engagement

We’ve spoken extensively around the topic of strategy, and often you’ll hear us write of the importance of your people in actually executing that strategy. It’s all well and good for to have a solid strategic plan, but if your people aren’t bought in and engaged, you’re strategy is going to stay as just words […]
2 April 2019

What makes some people more productive than others

Would you rate yourself as highly productive? We want to share the results of the HBR survey to reflect on the concept of productivity and on the factors that can make the difference regarding the management of time and resources in achieving the objectives. We’ve learned a lot about personal productivity and what makes some […]
19 March 2019

How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

A story - from the HBR magazine - to reflect on the importance of making mistakes, trying, moving forward and learning from experience, regardless of the desired result. A client (who I’ll call “Alex”) asked me to help him prepare to interview for a CEO role with a start-up. It was the first time he […]

 

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