Most organisations are currently reviewing annual budgets for the next financial year. Having been first party to a number of budget reviews over my own career, what is clear – the concept of budgeting has certainly remained true to its very nature of keeping costs under control. How many of you out there have had [...]
How many times as leaders, have we had tasks or projects given to us – only to see the detail of the work prescribed to us? In most cases, the tasks may well be delivered late or does not meet the original objective. Does this sound familiar to you?
Have you heard the story of the Kidney heist? A guy goes into a bar and is bought a drink by a beautiful and sassy lady, next thing he remembers waking up in a bath tub of ice. His kidney has been harvested by local organ thieves. I first heard about this in my teens, [...]
How do you ensure that in a rapidly growing culture, that new joiners live and breathe your values and they aren’t just buried in a corporate document designed to schmooze investors? Welcome to the Zappos story, and one of my recent listens on Audible. It tells the story of Zappos, the ups and downs and [...]