Build your audience

One of the biggest differences between a start-up and an established enterprise is the audience they have. Enterprises have customers. Even when creating brand new products and services they are [...]

Permission to speak

There is someone in your organization who wants to speak with you. They have thought about this conversation for some time. They have ideas, healthy concerns, and even frustrations that they have [...]

Better use of power

Power is one of those words that invokes thoughts of independence, strength, and influence. Power is also a word that is misunderstood, and can cause conflicts to develop. Organizations often [...]

Embarrassed

Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, once said if you’re not embarrassed by your idea when you launched it, then you’ve launched it too late. He has since qualified this by saying that he isn’t [...]

Change your routine

Depending on your role in an organization, the flow of information coming your way is likely controlled or filtered. You may be shielded from information you need to know often or told just [...]

Urgency and busyness

There is this idea that productivity has no end. This idea manifests itself in the belief that being busy all the time is actually helpful. In one of our insights titled Don’t confuse effort with [...]

Role reality

Most of us understand our roles in the context of a title and job description, but there’s more. The way we govern ourselves and the roles we employ actually shape the role continuously. When we [...]