808, 2017

Corporate Matriphagy – being eaten by your children

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 example, some spiders die next to where they have laid [...]

308, 2017

The importance of mindset in driving performance

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 report itself that was insightful - poor kids generally do [...]

2107, 2017

Learning and development lessons – The Inverted Classroom

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 the curriculum she had to get through for that lesson, [...]

1807, 2017

How incumbent businesses can disrupt the disruptors

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 some key disruptive technologies such as AI, advanced data analytics [...]

807, 2017

“Agile is just too simple”

“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 principles to create enduring behavioural, performance or cultural change. The [...]

806, 2017

Being agile without knowing it – lessons from a yacht race

As some of you know, I spent my twenties as a professional yachtsman and was lucky enough to race a couple of times around the world.  The highlight of that period was skippering Toshiba to [...]