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

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

Take It Easy On Yourself!

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 importance of also investing in yourself. Read more

How To Be The New McDreamy In Business

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? 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 surgeons of business. And let Davis’ AGES model take us there. Read more

Innovation In Business Award Winners

We are delighted to announce that we were the winners of the ‘Innovation in Business’ award at the 2018 Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. The ceremony was held on the 8th February at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, and it was an impressive event that paid homage to the innovators and entrepreneurs who are the driving force behind Edinburgh’s financial and social economy. Read more

Newbies in the GWOF Team

New Additions to the Games Without Frontiers Team

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 (thank you ESpark Edinburgh for sharing) for some light relief on a serious point. I love it.

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Did You Notice? We Have A New Website!

Exciting news – our new website has now launched.

It’s full to the brim with exciting news and customer reviews. Easy access to Rocket product information and updated team profiles, it’s fresh and new. Read more

Charities In Scotland Drive Commercial Success

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? 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