In A Post-COVID World The Manager Is The Weak Link


In an increasingly remote and distributed world of work the employees who will have the biggest impact on the most people will rarely be the official leaders at the top.

Ending Our Obsession With Leadership


Organisations need to completely rethink what it means to lead. It’s not about one person or even those residing at the top anymore. In today’s world, everyone has to adopt a leadership mindset. We have to think of ourselves as members of a leadership community  — Patty McCord, former chief talent officer, Netflix Leadership worship … Continue reading Ending Our Obsession With Leadership

How To Find And Kill Zombie Projects


According to Clayton Christensen , of the 30,000 new consumer products that are launched each year – 95% fail. Compare this with the public, voluntary and non-profit sectors – where hardly anything fails. The social sector must either be fantastic at launching new initiatives, or there’s a lot of things going on that shouldn’t still be living. … Continue reading How To Find And Kill Zombie Projects

How your culture can promote innovation


“Organisational culture is the sum of values and rituals, which serve as ‘glue’ to integrate the members of the organisation.” – Richard Perrin I spent a wonderful day in Belfast this week with a group of Housing Organisations. It was refreshing as I got to talk not about tech and social media – but of leadership … Continue reading How your culture can promote innovation

Get Social, Embrace Disruption: Serving the Connected Customer


I’m thinking it’s about 6 minutes to midnight on the Digital Doomsday Clock. Time is running out on the organisations who are yet to board the bus. Yet to start the journey to being different businesses serving changed customers on a multiplicity of screens. 1 in 4 Executives from around the world believe the time … Continue reading Get Social, Embrace Disruption: Serving the Connected Customer

20 Things They Never Told Us About Going Social


 ‘Pecha Kucha’ (literally – “Chit Chat” in Japanese) is a short presentation of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. The 20×20 format allows the presenter to talk for six minutes and 40 seconds – no more, no less – on a personal passion, project or interest of their choice.  I was recently asked to … Continue reading 20 Things They Never Told Us About Going Social