Leading is tough…

On January 2nd a well fed version of me plopped down at my desk full of good intentions. And before I got to answering emails and walking about wishing people New Year I took some time out to think about accountability, collaboration and trust. Before Christmas I'd queried someone's decison on something and I wasn't [...]

A compilation of thoughts

I've had a relentless few days of writing  so I thought I'd pull all of the pieces into one place as some are currently just sitting on LinkedIn...so For my reflections on the UK launch of Google Glass. Yes, I look like a.... For a reminder that CEOs are people too For that exclusive extended [...]

Dirty Rotten Bloggers and Thought Leechership

Last week I had the opportunity to go and see F.W. De Klerk speak about the end of apartheid and the importance of leadership - something that Kate Griffiths-Lambeth covers in wonderful detail here. I then went to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the weekend. De Klerk spoke at some length about how the requirement of leadership [...]

Gamification – the early years

It was my daughter's birthday at the weekend. Two things happened which made me reflect on the nature of playing games. The first was that Kate Griffiths-Lambeth gave my daughter a game, it was actually a Christmas present, but I wanted my daughter to open it early. The game was one that I've never seen [...]

Humane, Resourced – out on Kindle

I've just had a bizarre experience where Twitter has once again managed to beat other technology to the punch. At about 6pm someone tweeted me a picture of Humane, Resourced available in the Amazon Kindle store. It was another hour before I got an email from Amazon to say it was available in the store [...]

Humane, Resourced – almost there #bookofblogs

UPDATE! GOOD UPDATE! NEWS! So, today I spent most of the day cutting and pasting and swearing and exporting and grumbling and drinking tea. It looks like we are one step away from publishing a book - an incredible achievement when you consider the original 'anybody fancy doing this?' blog post only went out in [...]

Moneyball – essential HR speedreads (part 2)

This is the second in a series of quick summaries of essential business/HR books (the first, The Drunkard's Walk, can be found here http://wp.me/p3wxuY-4H) . As with the first review, I hope the lessons are useful, but also that you read the books in due course. I chose them because they are good books that you [...]

The Book of Blogs – if we build it…

I'm using this blog entry to add a bit more meat to the bones of a recent idea. After the success of people contributing to a crowdsourced list of great bloggers (just scroll down a bit), I thought the next natural extension was to create a crowdsourced book made up of 'blogs'. The broad idea [...]