A Comprehensive Collection of Culture Books

A Comprehensive Collection of Culture Books

Culture book / culture deck / culture document, call it what you will. In all cases they are generally how an organisation endeavours to capture their culture in their own ‘bible’. They usually outline your values, core beliefs, purpose and give the reader an insightful look

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Rewarding Failure

Rewarding Failure

If you’re asking why on earth would we do something crazy like rewarding failure, you should probably start here. Where we want innovation, there must be failure. The problem is detaching shame from failure and making it ok to try things and fail at work. We’ve

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Would you write a Failure CV?

Would you write a Failure CV?

Why on earth would you want to advertise your failures? Failures make us feel ashamed – that’s not exactly a feeling we want to perpetuate. Futhermore how could advertising your failures ever help you progress in your career? The problem is that failing at something at

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What Hackathons did for Facebook’s Culture (10 Takeaways)

What Hackathons did for Facebook’s Culture (10 Takeaways)

In an incredibly insightful article, ex Director of Engineering at Facebook, Pedram Keyani unpacks some of the magic of the +/- 40 ‘hackathons’ he ran at Facebook over the past 7 years. If you don’t have time for the full article (6 min read) here are 10 of the

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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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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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“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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An Email Never Mobilised Anyone

An Email Never Mobilised Anyone

The untapped power of mouth-led communication in organisations. No matter the organisation size, industry, or location it is almost guaranteed that communication will come up as a ‘pain point’ when analysing an organisation’s effectiveness.   Why are so many organisations really failing at communication? More

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People Are The First To Go – Wrongly So

People Are The First To Go – Wrongly So

  At the first signs of trouble in businesses, be it recession, industry downturn or alike – people are always, curiously, the first to go. When business gets tough, people get sacked. Call it what you will, retrenchment, lay-off, either way, companies are very quick to

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Culture & Strategy Sharing Breakfast

Culture & Strategy Sharing Breakfast

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”?—?Peter Drucker. This is usually one of the first things you come across when exploring company culture. The problem is?—?it’s almost entirely wrong. It would be more accurate to say “Culture and strategy need to share the breakfast table”.  Culture is

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