Business Leadership

30 06, 2017

The most important HR document in the history of Silicon Valley innovation

By | 2017-06-30T17:24:18+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Leadership, Podcasts|0 Comments

In Silicon Valley, there is a document which has become legendary. It is a document which outlines some of the company and HR policies which have created a company which completely disrupted an industry sector. And much of its value comes from the fact that it contains policies which seem so ridiculous in theory, but [...]

16 06, 2017

Healthy Visionaries

By | 2017-06-16T12:01:09+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

If you want to create a high-growth company or transform a slow- or flat-growth organization into a category-dominating leader, you cannot manage this type of growth with an MBA-styled leader who wants to function like a strategic CFO by mainly cutting costs and managing profit and loss. Companies looking to lead—to either invent or reset [...]

13 02, 2017

CEO has great talent of recognising great ideas and ruining them (Spoof video)

By | 2017-02-13T14:36:18+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Sometimes, a well-meaning boss just gets in the way. Check out this funny satire video by The Onion (above). In it, a news report shows interviews with staff about how talented and amazing their boss is. However, in this scenario, it just so happens that his talent is in taking good ideas and ruining them. [...]

10 02, 2017

Elon Musk shows how you can turn a Twitter complaint into a solution in 6 days

By | 2017-02-10T15:17:23+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Elon Musk is proving to be a wonderful example of how innovative a company leader really can be. Not only is he disrupting several industries with his Tesla and SpaceX companies, but he is constantly pushing his companies to the boundaries of what is currently possible. Not only this, he just showed everyone another example [...]

17 01, 2017

GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt on why they are scrapping performance reviews to be more like a Startup

By | 2017-01-17T16:39:54+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Leadership|1 Comment

General Electric is a great case study for how a large corporation can change their company culture and strategy to become more innovative. In this exclusive interview with Linkedin (video above), CEO Jeff Immelt talks through some of the changes the company is in the process of implementing to adjust to the needs of the future. [...]

17 11, 2016

Innovation pioneer Dieter Rams’ “Ten principles for good design”

By | 2016-11-17T14:16:27+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Leadership|0 Comments

If you work in design or innovation, you might not necessarily have heard of Dieter Rams. But you will have definitely felt his impact in the design principles which underlay much of his work. Rams is renowned for his "less, but better" design philosophy, which helped him design a number of iconic products for both [...]

7 09, 2016

Why “Follow your passion” is terrible advice for you & those you care about

By | 2016-11-04T10:37:45+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Leadership|3 Comments

One of the most common pieces of advice floating around the internet is also one of the most dangerous: To be happy in life, you need to figure out what you are passionate about, and singlemindedly pursue that as your ideal job. This is especially true for anyone who dreams of a creative career or being [...]

24 08, 2016

Innovation: How to Recruit and Retain Top Millennial Talent

By | 2016-11-04T10:37:46+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Leadership|1 Comment

As discussed in the new innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation, one of the biggest reasons why the actual implementation of innovation can become such a formidable if not insurmountable process is because of people-related issues. A key element to successfully implementing innovation is finding and keeping the right people. [...]

5 08, 2016

Warren Buffet’s powerful “Two List” productivity tip for creative people

By | 2016-11-04T10:37:49+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Leadership|3 Comments

Warren Buffet is known as one of the most successful and generous investors of all time. And he recently shared one tip for how to spend less time procrastinating and more time actually executing your ideas. My colleague James Taylor brought it to my attention in his recent video, which you can see above (you [...]

8 06, 2016

Setting the Vision for Innovation is as Easy as ABC

By | 2016-11-04T10:37:59+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Leadership|0 Comments

A Great Leader paints an ABC vision – Appealing, Believable and Challenging. You cannot expect your team to be enthusiastic and innovative if they do not know the direction in which they are headed. It is up to the leader to set the course and give a bearing for the future. This is set in [...]

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