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

Mosquitoes & alcohol-What’s the connection?

In many parts of the world, a cool tipple outside brings with it the risk of a mosquito bite. But what effect does the booze in your blood have on the insect itself?....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.

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

Interesting lines from ‘Mindset-How you can fulfil your true potential’ by Dr Carol S. Dweck-Part 1

Mindsets are an important part of your personality, but you can change them. Believing that your qualities are carved in stone—the fixed mindset. The growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially)... Continue Reading →

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