One of the things, I have always enjoyed, is getting my hands down in the day-to-day grind of operations; ensuring that the wheels are in motion, running smoothly and any issue is dealt with in a timely manner. I absolutely love oiling the machine here and there, ensuring it spins properly. For that reason I… Continue reading Back in the engine room
Getting your goals right
January is typically the month where a lot of us set new and often ambitious goals for ourselves. And the coming weeks are typically the ones where we once again fail miserably in achieving them. Maintaining and working hard towards a goal - especially a big hairy one - is really hard and takes an… Continue reading Getting your goals right
Qualify for WFH
There are a lot of fallouts from Covid-19, once we have the vaccine(s) and things start heading back towards some kind of normal (whatever degree of pre-pandemic behaviour that might turn out to be). One of the ones I am most curious about is the Working-From-Home (WFH) phenomenon. How much of that will stick, and… Continue reading Qualify for WFH
Come on, lean in!
Yesterday I went for a summer get-together in my VL network group. Over a super nice summer meal, the discussion was flowing and we got talking about some of the things that you don't normally find yourself talking about. One of the discussions I was a part of was a discussion about what defines the… Continue reading Come on, lean in!
WFH? Not so fast
A movement is forming around the future of work; saying goodbye to the office in return for unrestricted flexibility to work from wherever whenever and however you might choose. It's the future, damn it! First of all, I will always be very reluctant to base any long term strategy on a short term experience of… Continue reading WFH? Not so fast
This is real leadership
What is the difference between leadership and management? A manager is someone making sure you cut your way through the jungle. A leader is someone who makes sure we're in the right jungle to begin with. We're in a time of crisis. Managers are busy making cutbacks, weathering the storm and looking at whether to… Continue reading This is real leadership
Don’t undersell your idea
Should the person who comes up with an idea also be the one who straight out of the blocks evaluate its desirability, feasibility and viability? Probably not due to the obvious risk of bias. It is also why we have some tools for ideation and another set of tools for assessment and validation. The really… Continue reading Don’t undersell your idea