5 reasons why purpose-driven companies are more successful

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. Read more

Is Investing in Digital Transformational Change the Right Course for your Business?

Culture. What does it mean? Why do some companies ‘have it’ and others don’t? Read more

Where To Find The Greatest Motivators

Does anyone actually find these so-called “motivational pictures”, well, motivational?

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 in 2018. Read more

How to the rock the leaderboard: an insight into Loic Le Meur

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. Read more

Management Development: Or, “Fergodssakes, don’t let the kids walk to school!”

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 can tell you for sure that it isn’t our technical expertise. We are brilliant at inventing stuff and solving problems. Read more

Which Would You Rather: Read A Manual Or Be An Apprentice?

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 father of Space Invaders. Read more

Introducing Change to an Established Team

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. Read more

The Ultimate Guide To Mastering Office Politics

As someone who builds business simulations for a living, I’ve spent 11 years playing games but there’s one game I avoid like the plague, what am I talking about? The Office Politics game! Read more

5 Ways To Really Motivate Your Employees

What follows are not things that I have gleaned from Facebook’s CEO Sheryl Sandberg; the 5 things that really motivate your employees are purely things that have worked for me over the last 30 years. I’ve worked in companies with 1000’s of employees to a small business with 6. Every team and individual has different motivators, I am purely looking at five quick ways to motivate your team. Whether you are a department head, the MD / CEO or even a Senior Partner in a law firm responsible for talent acquisition or general HR, this short list is for you. Read more