employee engagement organisational culture

CTi or iTC…?

Which comes first the employees needs or the companies? Here are a couple of questions to kick us off from the context of being the employee. How many of you know what your company vision is? Its sense of why? What about its current mission? Now dig a little further, what about the chosen strategy to take[...]

startup culture

What we don’t need is for EVERYONE to be the same.

Startup culture. Is there really a definition? You might think a definition is irrelevant. You might even think you are too busy to think about it. Yet too many startups don’t make the effort to define their culture and that’s when things can often go wrong. So why is this the case?   Defining startup culture[...]

Leadership how to be an awful leader

Leadership, Motivation and Pushmi-Pullyus

Leadership and how to become a better leader.   Do you remember the pushmi-pullyu? (pronounced "push-me—pull-you")   If you don’t let me remind you, it’s a character from Doctor Dolittle and is half gazelle and half unicorn. It’s defining characteristic is the fact it has two heads. There is one on each end and it[...]

leader in crisis 7 things a leader should do in a crisis

7 Key Things Leaders should do and be in a crisis

Leader in Crisis   No matter how squeaky clean your credentials appear to be it doesn’t take much for a leaders reputation to be questioned in a crisis. It certainly hasn’t taken long for Lord Coe OBE to be put under the microscope in the wake of the IAAF drugs scandal.  Here’s how Twitter reacted:[...]

difficulty with leadership tough at the top

Difficulty with Leadership – It’s lonely at the top?

Sorry, No Sympathy Mourinho! It’s easy to think that financial rewards, status and all the trappings of leadership are an attractive compensation for being the one that carries the can. Who cares that leaders might be lonely?   The difficulty with leadership - Put your head above the parapet and you are a target Certainly,[...]

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:[...]