Category: Cultural and Societal Impact

Cultivated Management, Cultural and Societal Impact, Relevance and Responsiveness

Department of generating cool

I wonder what would happen if every single company had a department dedicated to creating cool stuff? Ideas, products, workplace initiatives, new ways to promote, new HR idea, new market ideas, new marketing ideas, new product communications. If their only job was to improve the business, generate cool ideas. It wouldn’t even need to be a …

Cultivated Management, Cultural and Societal Impact, Education and Personal Development, Relevance and Responsiveness

Credit for work done rarely flows where it should

It’s a sad reality that many managers face but credit for work done rarely flows to where it should. People forget who originated the idea. Egos get in the way. Communication often breaks down. Ideas merge and ownership of initiatives can be blurred. People find it hard to say thank-you. Try to be the manager …

Cultural and Societal Impact, Relevance and Responsiveness

The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is

The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. – Jim Carrey – Commencement Speech You can help, support, care for others, look after them, boost them up and encourage them. You will have a positive effect on others and your work place. Or you can hinder, turn your back on them, …

Cultivated Management, Cultural and Societal Impact, Education and Personal Development, Productivity, Relevance and Responsiveness

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Turning Around a Team

Turning Around a Team This guide is about turning around a failing or fledgling team (or growing a new team) in just 6 months. This could be turning around a failing team, changing a team’s direction (say from Waterfall to Scrum) or fixing a dysfunctional team process. 6 months’ sounds like a long time to turn …

Cultural and Societal Impact

Everybody is a genius, if they’re working with their strengths

Everybody is a Genius, if they're working with their strengths

As a manager it’s important to make sure you have the right people in the right place to deliver the right results. It’s important also that your people are playing as much to their strengths as possible. It’s also important to judge them against what they are strong at, rather than against what they may be cornered …

Cultural and Societal Impact

How To Conduct A Phone Interview – 13 Ideas

Image of a Phone

A phone interview is an excellent interview activity to include when you’re recruiting. I believe the phone interview is a really important step in the hiring process as it is an effective way for both parties (hiring manager and candidate) to speak to each other before a fully fledged face-to-face interview. The phone interview is …

Cultural and Societal Impact

How To Support New Conference Speakers

How to support new conference speakers

It’s so good to see new speakers on the speaking circuit recently and new initiatives, like Speak-easy, bringing fresh voices to our industry. However, new speakers are often incredibly nervous on stage. It’s natural – even seasoned conference speakers still get nervous – I still ask myself “Why Do I Do This?” before each talk. …