With economic uncertainty hitting donations. Government and council grants being cut. Charities are finding it harder to compete. How do charities thrive? To achieve a greater reward, greater risk has to be undertaken. Do existing management teams have the commercial awareness? Do they have the right experience and skill-set to mitigate these risks?
Loic 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.
We live in an extraordinary age. Ever since the dawn of mathematics our world has sought to become ever more engineered. In this process we have accepted the need to collect more and more data. Data used to be kept in nice little packets however security specialists the world over have identified that users data […]
Alex Ferguson (image above); “Who is on the pitch and are they capable of getting the ball in the net?” Napoleon was right, we are a nation of shopkeepers. 96.7% of all UK Businesses (and a similar number in the U.S.) turnover less than a Million. So, why can’t perfectly good businesses scale up? I […]
What are your top 5 challenges as a learning and development professional going into 2018? After a discussion with a few that we know I share some of theirs.
I apologise now if you were looking for insights from either Alan Sugar or Donald Trump… that kind of apprentice has no place in this blog post. If you know the man above you are one of a select group, who I might have one or two things in common… Tomohiro Nishikado is known as the […]
Pay rise? Performance bonus? Put £200 behind the bar on a night out? Possibly. I would argue that, however, these are ‘skin deep’ motivators.
Have you read Steven Pinker’s book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature? For decades much of the social sciences have subscribed to the theory that the mind is born as a blank slate. Therefore presuming it is without rules for processing data, a structure formed by experience through parenting, environment, socialising and […]
Like many young upstarts fresh-faced out of university, my first taste of full time employment was on a rotational graduate scheme. As such a grad, every six months or so you find yourself whisked off to a new team, a new role, new challenges: all good stuff.
CEO’s are hired or start companies invariably because the shareholder that hires them or the shareholder within them wants to make money. A shareholder’s request of any CEO is a simple one: “Show me the money”. That’s where it ends. A CEO must answer this call.