Artificial Intelligence in a Big Four Accounting firm

By |April 18th, 2018|Future of Work, Leadership|

There is an understanding in the tech world that anything repeatable, however complex and sophisticated, is ripe for the application of Artificial Intelligence. The auditing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why we need “who knows?” thinking as leaders

By |March 24th, 2017|Future of Work, Leadership, Senior Teams|

In the command and control industrial past, management power (that is the ability to change things and get stuff done) came simply from position - [...]

Using ‘Agile’ methodologies for behaviour and culture change in organisations

By |March 24th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

I'm a big fan of Agile ways of creating and changing things. When the world is changing so fast and in such unpredictable ways, making [...]