Negotiation with an important person…yourself

Life is a series of negotiations. You negotiate all day, every day, from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. Contract terms and conditions. Hiring, managing performance, and firing. Defining deadlines, scope, and deliverables. Collecting fees. Seeking alignment about business strategy. Enlisting stakeholders. Creating partnerships and joint ventures. Dissolving them.... Continue Reading →

What do you think the HR department should be called?

As corporate functions go, HR has been the most unsettled when it comes to describing itself. Finance is finance. Marketing is marketing. And although, Human Resources left behind the ‘Personnel’ tag along with the metal filing cabinets a long time ago, the profession has never seemed entirely at ease with the names that replaced it...Continue... Continue Reading →

Our choice of activities and happiness

The app Mappiness pings people twice a day and asks them what they have just been doing, who they are with, and where they are. It can also tell what the temperature and weather are. It then asks people three questions:... Continue reading

Women do change men

Soon after jay z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet. “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the word B----Continue reading

What’s more important? Organisational strategy or culture?

René Carayol, visiting professor at Cass Business School, on the manifold benefits of adopting a customers-first mentality. Watch the video here.

Are you a victim of ‘linguistic racism?’

Not everyone who speaks English is treated the same way. What happens when accent discrimination creeps in to our conscious and unconscious – and what do we do about our biases?...Continue reading

Interesting lines from ‘Mindset-How you can fulfil your true potential’ by Dr Carol S. Dweck-Part 2

“So let’s see. If you’re successful, you’re better than other people. You get to abuse them and have them grovel. In the fixed mindset, this is what can pass for self-esteem” “This is something I know for a fact: You have to work hardest for the things you love most” “The fixed mindset makes you... Continue Reading →

Still talking? WHY?

As I am always on the look out for useful mental models, protocols and habits to improve the quality of dialogue, I spotted this little acronym to improve participation. W.A.I.T-Why Am I Talking? ...Continue reading

The ‘incomplete leader’ is not a flaw…

We’ve come to expect a lot of our leaders. Top executives, the thinking goes, should have the intellectual capacity to make sense of unfathomably complex issues, the imaginative powers to paint a vision of the future that generates everyone’s enthusiasm, the operational know-how to translate strategy into concrete plans, and the interpersonal skills to foster... Continue Reading →

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