Make a difference

There’s an old African proverb that goes something like this: “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” When you lead change in a large [...]

One becomes two

“When one teaches, two learn” – Robert Heinlein It has been said, that to really understand a topic you must try to teach it. Much of our experience, knowledge, and learning is amassed [...]

Atoms and bits

Often, when talking about agile, new ways of working, and product and innovation in established, large companies, you quickly come across people who don’t understand how work might change due to [...]

Hard growth

All businesses have a need to grow and scale. Whether it’s a new start-up looking for their first or second customer or the largest companies in the world looking to grow new sources of revenue [...]

Chemistry

“Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than getting the right idea.” – Ed Catmull How much time do you spend on developing the dynamics of your team and people [...]

Scaffolding

There is a concept in learning theory called scaffolding. It is the idea that when learning new concepts, you start simple and progressively get more complicated over time. It is designed to [...]

Legacy

A couple of weeks ago Jack Ma shared a resignation letter. If you don’t know Jack, he’s the charismatic leader of Alibaba. He’s created one of the most successful companies in China. In his [...]

Rebalancing power

David Marquet writes a lot about leadership. In one of his leadership nudges, he talks about why it’s important to flatten the power gradient. That is how people who have more status, power, and [...]