Innovation. Brilliant / Crazy, Can You Tell?

Innovation. Brilliant / Crazy, Can You Tell?

“The truth is, innovation – you can’t tell in the early days whether it is brilliant or crazy. So if you cannot afford crazy, you cannot afford brilliant”  Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at ‘X’, Alphabet (Google).  Check out his insightful video from the re:work

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‘Zero Email’ – Could You Do It?

‘Zero Email’ – Could You Do It?

I’ve recently  learnt of a company that does, in addition to ‘No Meeting Wednesday‘ ‘No Email Wednesday’ where they switch off their mail for the day to help minimise distractions, just for a day. A little digging around in the Companies Behaving Awesomely database showed

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Banning Lunch at Your Desk

Banning Lunch at Your Desk

One of the big reasons many companies provide food for their employees is to create ‘intentional collisions’ between people who might otherwise not connect. I saw it first hand when I was at Atlassian, come lunch time and people from all levels and buildings converge

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The Concept Of Lazy Leadership

The Concept Of Lazy Leadership

“If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business, you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic.” — Michael Gerber, The E Myth Andrew Wilkinson, the founder of MetaLab, recently published a fascinating post detailing

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“No Meeting Wednesdays”

“No Meeting Wednesdays”

We all have those days where it’s virtually impossible to get any work done, because we are in and out of meetings all day. A lot of the time these can turn into a full week of ‘sitting in meetings’ rather than getting sh*t done.

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“Your Compliance Will Be Rewarded”

“Your Compliance Will Be Rewarded”

This gem recently landed in my inbox: Organized bureaucracies thrive on compliance. It makes it easier to tell people what to do. But contribution is the only way that tribes thrive, the best way to make change happen and the essence of being part of a

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