Being agile without knowing it – lessons from a yacht race

By |June 8th, 2017|Agile, Leadership|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Employees as customers – focus on the whole employee experience

By |January 26th, 2017|Future of Work, HR, Leadership|

For many roles, there really is a global war for talent, particularly in the skills driving disruption and transformation - ask anyone hiring software developers [...]

Want your people to be self-motivated in their work? Think more like a video games designer

By |November 11th, 2016|Future of Work, Generational Diversity, Leadership|

A few years ago when I was working with a particular group of senior leaders, one of them shared his thoughts on how tough he [...]

Why curiosity is an essential leadership skill we should all nurture

By |October 25th, 2016|Future of Work, Leadership|

Surrounded by ever-increasing complexity and uncertainty, there is one attribute which everyone, particularly leaders, needs to foster if they are to thrive - or even [...]

“Isn’t this future of work stuff just for funky start-ups?”

By |August 4th, 2016|Future of Work, Leadership|

“Isn’t this future of work and leadership thinking just for techy, West Coast start-ups?  Isn’t it really hard to apply this thinking to real businesses [...]

I dare you not to smile – Technology enabling real-world magic

By |July 29th, 2016|Future of Work, Generational Diversity, Leadership|

I challenge anyone to watch the video below and not feel good. The infectious humanity just makes you smile, regardless of your musical taste.   Whenever [...]

Leading change – first lead yourself

By |May 12th, 2016|Leadership|

What is the first thing to consider when leading and managing people through the rapidly-changing business and working environment?  Keeping up with the changes? Inspiring [...]

Leading flexibility – top tips to support leaders

By |April 4th, 2016|Future of Work, Leadership|

A key aspect of the future of work is the increased expectation of far more flexibility; flexibility in when we work, flexibility in where we [...]