Title Page Photograph: Loic (Lemur) le Meur, interviewed by Richard Branson Don’t forget to be extraordinary. Loic says so. It’s a tough ordeal, to be a leader. There are expectations, prying eyes and an assumption that deliverables should be set and met.
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Pay rise? Performance bonus? Put £200 behind the bar on a night out? Possibly. I would argue, however, that these are ‘skin deep’ motivators.
Do people love to work for ‘Purpose Driven Companies’? Purpose = “an aspirational reason for being which inspires and provides a call to action for an organisation and its partners and stakeholders and provides benefit to local and global society” This week we added our purpose statement to our website. OUR PURPOSE To influence the […]
Does anyone actually find these so-called “motivational pictures”, well, a motivator? Last week I mentioned Dan Pink (and what motivates us) and then I wondered where you can find great examples of businesses like this. A good a place as any to start was job website Glassdoor’s award for the 50 UK Best Places to Work […]
“We want to change but the culture here is just too deeply embedded”. A more traditional approach to tackling the problem of change within an organisation could be some encouraging words from senior management, a selection of PowerPoint slides detailing the company’s new Aims & Objectives or a departmental team building session… which we all […]
This is a favourite quote of mine by Melinda Gates, “when we invest in women and girls, we invest in the people who invest in everyone else”. Related to this, I came across a blog post written by her a year or so ago which a struck a chord with me. It talked about the […]
An abundance of new research has been undertaken looking into the benefits of neuroscience upon leadership training. AGES Neuroleadership is one technique that suggests science can make leadership stick. How? Well, neuroscientists know how the brain works. Grey’s Anatomy’s McDreamy proves this. Leaders know how businesses work. But how can learning stay constant? Let’s become […]
Arguably the most important thing anyone can bring to a start-up organisation is a can-do and positive attitude. Have a look at Wally Kozak’s Eagles and Ducks here for some light relief on a serious point. I love it.