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The simplest question all startup founders should be asking themselves, first(?)

You spot a gap in the market, a habit or process you feel you can improve upon and then you come up with a great idea to build a new product or service. (2 min read) You speak to those closest to you and share your thoughts and look for some social validation that this[...]

Humility BOSS

Humility – I’m the BOSS! That’s WHY!

‘Good enough’ is no longer good enough. Most gold standards are being overworked and overused. Business is almost always looking for something better. So, as a leader to find that additional ‘something’ that can elevate ‘good enough’ to outstanding, excellent, innovative and successful requires something special. How does a leader manage to combine that steadfast[...]

flywheel effect

The Flywheel Effect – Push, push, push –

Push, push, push. Is that the only way to create the flywheel effect? Imagine being a kid for a moment. One thing would set the hormones racing for all the wrong reasons. It’s not what you might be thinking. It’s the phrase: ‘Because I said so; that’s why.’   You know that was the answer to:[...]

great leaders following the signposts

Are you following the sign posts?

We are all familiar with levels of attainment from school. You may have even come across Jim Collins’ (Good to Great) approach to the different levels of leadership. In this article, we’ll be concentrating on Level 5. After all, it’s worth knowing where we are headed even if we are at the beginning of the[...]

change management how receptive are you

Traditional definitions of leadership need to change

Traditional definitions of great leadership need to change.  In an agile market, things morph very quickly. Structures no longer follow historic practices. Clients and customers have more control. Therefore, qualities leaders need to demonstrate today are often very different, although the basis is broadly similar. We aren’t necessarily throwing out the baby with the bathwater![...]