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What’s wrong with values

By |February 14th, 2018|HR, Leadership|

I’m sure like me you've seen many corporate values statements in offices - on posters, mugs and mouse-mats.  I’ve even seen them printed on love-heart [...]

Why we should shift from learning to development

By |February 1st, 2018|HR, Leadership, Learning|

“It is not the strongest, nor the most intelligent that survives, but one that is most adaptable to change.” With rapidly accelerating rates of change, [...]

Why we should aim to fail (sometimes)

By |January 4th, 2018|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

I was having coffee recently with a friend who was once on the Board of the Asset Recovery Agency, now part of the Serious Organised [...]

Why today’s complex challenges need an agile leadership approach

By |October 6th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

It's always been the case that some problems are simple, some are more complicated and some are super complex. Now, in a world of accelerating [...]

Agile lawmaking experimentation in Finland

By |September 16th, 2017|Agile, Leadership|

I sometimes hear statements such as “Agile experimentation is fine for tiny start ups, but it's hard to make it work within larger organisations that [...]

Corporate Matriphagy – being eaten by your children

By |August 8th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership, Mindset|

Matri-what? Matriphagy. I had to look it up too. It is where in nature, a mother sacrifices herself for food for her offspring. So for [...]

The importance of mindset in driving performance

By |August 3rd, 2017|Future of Work, Leadership, Learning|

Todays BBC report about inequality in kids educational achievement got me thinking about the importance and power of mindset in driving performance. It wasn't the [...]

Learning and development lessons – The Inverted Classroom

By |July 21st, 2017|Future of Work, Generational Diversity, HR|

When I was at school, the teacher typically gave the lesson from the front of the classroom, which was at best a guided discussion through [...]

How incumbent businesses can disrupt the disruptors

By |July 18th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

Businesses and organisations are being transformed and disrupted faster than ever, largely driven by the direct and indirect impacts of accelerating technological change. And for [...]

“Agile is just too simple”

By |July 8th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

“We get it, but it’s just too simple.”   That's a comment we sometimes hear when working with senior leaders when we suggest using agile [...]