Listening

Jony Ive gives very few interviews. His team are an integral part of Apple’s success, and he seldom shares secrets. In this year’s interview, he shared some insights as to what makes his team [...]

The right people

If you’ve read the classic business book “Good to Great” then you are familiar with the depth of research Jim Collins and his team conducted in evaluating why certain companies were exceptional [...]

Self-Made

Let’s understand this phrase ‘self-made’ a bit more. No one is self-made. You didn’t make yourself; you were born and actually had nothing to do with it. Self-made is an oxymoron like [...]

The blank page

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”  – Walt Disney In most creative professions there is a fear of the blank page. Writer’s block is something I’m sure you’ve heard about [...]

The power of pull

Lean and Agile methods promote a way of working based on the principle of ‘pull’. This means that instead of planning and pushing work into different teams and people, work is presented in a way [...]

Wasteful energy

“If you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they will screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a brilliant team, they will either fix it or throw it away and come up with something better.” [...]

Patterns of Agile success – Part 4 of 6

We’re more than half way through our series of blogs on the patterns of behaviour seen in organisations running Agile successfully. We’ve discussed a commitment to change and two well-understood [...]