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HR - Change is coming

08/10/2014 11:00:00 AM

"It’s time to say good-bye to the Department of Human Resources. Well, not the useful tasks it performs. But the department per se must go."

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Struggling To Land That Job

06/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

I was talking to a HR contact recently about first perceptions when hiring and she relayed the following story to me. My contact was recruiting for a customer service based role. She put the ad up on a job board and clearly stated that one of ...

Selling On The Web: What I've Learnt About Websites, Social Media......

03/16/2014 13:00:00 PM

I was first involved in e-commerce over 14 years ago. At the time I was working for a Venture Capitalist / Accelerator who had invested in an online advertising aggregation site. I am sure you can imagine the pitch, "There are millions of small ...

The Fundamental Business Problem With Social Media

11/28/2013 15:31:00 PM

The fundamental problem of social media within the context of traditional business metrics and reporting is that no matter how much of a media darling it is, Social Media is merely another medium in the total marketing pool and hence falls within ...

Are You Being Served?

10/13/2013 10:00:00 AM

I was recently talking to a colleague, who was excitedly opening her package from asos,

Listen To The Real Experts

06/15/2013 16:41:00 PM

I recently ran a workshop for a small business. The owner of the business asked for my help to improve the business performance and as part of the initiative I suggested, like all good consultants to “borrow the watch, tell the time and then ...

Strategy, Execution and the role of Leadership

03/12/2013 11:30:00 AM

If you don't yet subscribe to strategy+business by global management consulting firm Booz & Company, you are missing out on some impressive management and thought leadership pieces.Two articles that recently caught my attention are:The Thought ...

If- by Rudyard Kipling

02/24/2013 11:02:00 AM

Last month (18th Jan) was the anniversary of Rudyard Kipling's death. Who has not read or seen the Jungle Book?I was reading Kipling's poem "If-" again, as it is an amazing piece of literature, and I thought I would share here in case you have ...

Catching The Right Wave

01/30/2013 09:00:00 AM

A very (very very) long time ago I tried to learn to surf. The reality was I did not excel at it but I did learn that if you chose the wrong wave you could end up being ‘dumped’ in a painful way.

Epic Steve Jobs Video On Brand Building

12/16/2012 10:00:00 AM

I love this video.It is short. It is simple. And it is relevant to anyone who is trying to build a business, whether it be as a self-employed consultant, manager of a business unit or CEO of a large company.For those who think that the rebuilding ...

X Marks The (Differentiated) Spot

12/09/2012 10:00:00 AM

It does not matter what industry you work in, there is always a company that is held up, and more often than not Benchmarked, as the best. In technology it is Apple, in retail it is Zara, in the 80's Toyota was the automotive doyen and in the ...

TED: Top 20 Most Watched

11/18/2012 10:00:00 AM

Regular readers will know I am a big fan of TED.A couple of weeks ago ( 8th Nov) TED updated the list of the 20 most watched talks. The list is based on tracking of various site including "TED.com, YouTube, iTunes, embed and download, Hulu and ...

Oxygen: How Is Your Corporate Culture Breathing? (Part 3 - Final)

10/31/2012 15:06:00 PM

This is the third and final post in the series "Oxygen: How Is Your Corporate Culture Breathing?". Please see the previous posts for Part 1 and Part 2.This final chapter looks at the primary drivers of a toxic culture.Did you know Enron had ...