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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How To Make 1300 Employees Feel Like One Family?  Go “Orange”

How To Make 1300 Employees Feel Like One Family? Go “Orange”

ExactTarget CEO Scott Dorsey has grown his company from  3 to 1300 employees in 11 years. Throughout this growth which has seen the company going public, Dorsey has maintained the culture, “Orange”. More than just the main colour of the brand “orange’ has become the adjective,

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HCL Technologies – Employees First, Customers Second

HCL technologies, a tech solutions company that was started in India is pioneering new forms of management and internal practices that truly do put the employee first. Their website is filled with interesting information about their culture of ‘ideapreneurship‘ which puts employees at the forefront of

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The Business Case For Grit

  Yes, grit. No, not the type that has anything to do with the image above. The grit I am talking about is behavioural and defined as follows: Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term

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Productivity Tools- A Recipe For ‘Unproductivity’

Productivity Tools- A Recipe For ‘Unproductivity’

  **Disclaimer: I completely understand the merit of productivity tools for linking up dispersed teams, easy information sharing and project tracking. However I draw the line when they are being used to, hmm how do I put this, spy, on employees and track exactly what they are

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The Case For Organisations To Be More Finnish

The Case For Organisations To Be More Finnish

  A while ago I read an article on why Finland is so successful at, well, everything, and earmarked it as “Finland is Awesome”. The more research I do into organisations, and the more “Finland is Awesome” style articles that I read, the more I

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R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, Your Boat…Whenever The Heck You Like

R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, Your Boat…Whenever The Heck You Like

  As I’ve discussed before, and will likely explore a lot more in future, the 1950’s organisational “asses-on-seats-in-offices = productivity” thinking needs to go. We’ve all got mobile devices blah blah, always reachable blah blah – thats old news by now. Perhaps what we haven’t

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A Company Structure “Flatter Than A Pancake Levelled By A Steamroller”

A Company Structure “Flatter Than A Pancake Levelled By A Steamroller”

A UCLA MBA student has gone rogue! He has turned his back on all the management theories he learnt at this prestigious institution and if he were in my vicinity right now- I would high five him, possibly twice. Like a refreshing glass of chilled

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What If We Work 25 Hours a Week Until We’re 80?

What If We Work 25 Hours a Week Until We’re 80?

Working an 8, 9 or even 10 hour day, or a 40 hour work week is a concept I have never understood for 2 main reasons: There is the ‘we are animals and no animals can run flat out for such long periods of time,

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How To Make 1300 Employees Feel Like One Family? Go “Orange”

ExactTarget CEO Scott Dorsey has grown his company from  3 to 1300 employees in 11 years, and more since. Throughout this growth which has seen the company going public, Dorsey has maintained the culture, “Orange”. More than just the main colour of the brand “orange’ has

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