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Leading Through The Fog

Leading Through The Fog

Average Reading Time: 3 minutes “I feel brain dead by the end of the day” “I’ve got so much stuff whirring around inside my head, it’s making me feel anxious.” “By mid-afternoon I’m mentally drained from the back-to-back calls; I need a coffee just to get me through the last few hours of the day.” […]

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Taking a Tactical Pause

Taking a Tactical Pause

Average Reading Time: 3 minutes The world’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is frequently described as a war; a label that I believe is wholly appropriate. But every war is made up of a series of battles. And between each battle there is a ‘lull’ or ‘tactical pause’. A lull is a period of quiet […]

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Communication Empathy

Communication Empathy

Average reading time: 2 minutes 57 seconds I’ve written about task and communication overload in the modern workplace many times before. I call it Corporate Whack-Attack. It often feels as though we’re playing the Whack-a-Mole game that you see at fair grounds and amusement parks. COVID-19, and the sudden shift to mass homeworking, has just created […]

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Five Principles for Building a World Class Team

Five Principles for Building a World Class Team

Average reading time: 1 minute 55 seconds 1. The Best Nine The goal isn’t to recruit the best nine individuals, but rather to create a team of the nine best. Or to put it another way, make it your goal to build a star team as opposed to a team of all-stars. A Harvard study found […]

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Firing Good People

Firing Good People

Average reading time: 3 minutes 20 seconds In December 2019 I sat at a conference listening to Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon, share his thoughts on leadership, business and building a great company culture. He shared so many great insights with the audience. And he said a few things that made me recoil deep […]

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