Blogs

April 21, 2021

Don’t let facts get in the way of the right story

In Justin Bariso’s article about the right and wrong way to conduct a discussion, he points to the role that emotions play in persuading people to accept or reject your ideas. If, like a prosecutor looking for a win in a high-profile trial, you bombard people with facts and evidence, then there is a significant […]

April 1, 2021

Dark side of working from home

Goldman Sachs has had so much business and is doing so well in the pandemic that at least for some junior investment analysts it allegedly means working 100 hour weeks, leaving very little time to sleep, eat and wash. Some might have little sympathy for junior analysts on first year salaries and bonuses averaging $123,500 […]

March 25, 2021

An Early Warning System for Business

The human nervous system is a fascinating part of biology.  It’s this amazingly versatile electronic pathway that connects different parts of your body to each other.  Think about that for a moment. That’s a hell of a lot of stuff that is communicating all at once.  You may be wondering what this impromptu biology lesson […]

March 16, 2021

Water Cooler Moments

Water cooler gossip. Office banter. A quick yarn over a lunchtime pint. If you miss the face-to-face chat between you and your colleagues, you’re not alone.  Your business misses them too.  Because it’s moments like these where we can gain invaluable insights into aspects of our business we may otherwise not touch, where we can […]

March 9, 2021

Micromanagement is not the answer

In an excellent article about the challenges of staying in touch with your team in this era of necessary isolation, Kerry Goyette explains why some leaders resort to micromanagement. Micromanagement is often not a preferred leadership style but caused by a feeling that leaders are losing control when they don’t see their teams working as […]

March 9, 2021

Ambiguity – how can we be ready for the unexpected?

Tyson’s famous boxing quote “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” is more apt now than ever.  We’ve been royally blindsided of late. The pandemic created pandemonium, with many businesses left completely in shock, and without a plan.   If this has taught us anything, it’s that business leaders will face a […]

January 8, 2021

Are CEOs getting all the information they need?

Being a CEO is a tough job, especially if you are CEO of a start-up. Bringing information to light about what employees think in an easily understood form, alongside financial information in the BI dashboard would significantly expand the CEO’s knowledge about her or his company.

December 17, 2020

What should startups digest?

Startups coming to market with a new product are faced with significant challenges. Is their product too much like an existing product or is it so novel that potential customers don’t understand its value or are sceptical?

November 13, 2020

Why resistance to change for Trump is a matter of nature and nurture

This article is a refreshingly honest account of how intuitive sensemaking drives our emotional response to our environment.