No, We’re Not Loyal to Big Companies…

No, We’re Not Loyal to Big Companies…

…Because you screwed our parents over. I watched it happen to my mom. She busted her chops for years, working overtime (unpaid), and leading an understaffed and constantly dwindling team (because: cost cutting) with zero budget for anything as simple and actually beneficial as coffee for the

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Writing Culture Down Matters…

Writing Culture Down Matters…

At first it seems counterintuitive to ‘write’ down your culture. Where would you even start? Culture isn’t exactly tangible, after all. But it should be. Culture has to be tangible to survive scale and to proliferate throughout an organisation. Letting it remain this ‘intangible thing’ is the biggest

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Little Things. Big Difference. Better Work

Little Things. Big Difference. Better Work

Most of the time, we do things, because that’s just what we do and we do them that way because that’s how we’ve always done them. I say, to hell with that. In recent a radio interview where we spoke about Shaking Up Business As

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Microsoft – Taking Inclusion to Another Level

Microsoft – Taking Inclusion to Another Level

Microsoft have recently launched a program aimed at hiring more autistic workers. In a fascinating article from Fast Company they explain why it matters to hire autistic people and the impact this has on diversity in the workforce: “The unemployment rate among autistic adults, though, is

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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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Companies With Great Cultures Fail

Companies With Great Cultures Fail

They fail often, and they often fail intentionally In the enduring battle to stay relevant, to stay in business and to ride the next economic shock wave businesses have to fail, fail in order to learn and innovate. Failure, however counterintuitive it may seem is

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Introducing ‘Returnships’

Introducing ‘Returnships’

This incredible concept was started as an internal program at Return Path. It has now grown into a stand alone non-profit called Path Forward. As of Tuesday (30 Aug 2016), GoDaddy, Coursera, Zendesk, Demand Base and CloudFare have all signed up. A Returnship is offered to

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You Get the Organisation You Compromise For

You Get the Organisation You Compromise For

Here’s how you end up with a bully in a position of authority at an organization: Someone points out that the bully is a real problem. And the boss says, “I know he’s a bully, but he’s really productive and we can’t afford to replace

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#Quoteables

#Quoteables

What is the state of your on boarding?

Lead With Ideas Not by Controlling Information

Lead With Ideas Not by Controlling Information

Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric summed up the current era of leadership perfectly when he described leadership in the current age in the following way: “…you will have to lead with ideas, not by controlling information.”  What Welch meant was that in the

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