Graphene: The super-duper wonder material of the future

You need to know about graphene. It’s an absolute wonder material – the founders of which were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010. Once we work out how to make it cheaper, we’ll be using it in every

Tuesday Tip: Building Self-Awareness

“The problem is not what she does it’s how she does it!” (Sigh) an annoyed colleague reflected to another as she complained about their new manager, Grace. Regretfully, Grace was within earshot and stood frozen as she tried to make sense

Live Webinar: Future-Focused Leader’s Toolkit

Discover the 6 new skills and habits that future-focused leaders need Webinar: 6-7pm UK / 7-8pm SA time, Tues, 3 October Your host: Graeme Codrington There are six key new skills and habits that future-focused leaders need to develop if

Bill Gates says the world is getting better not worse. Should you believe him?

“I woke up this morning,”  writes Bill Gate “and, like most days, I read the news. It’s grim. Hurricanes in the Americas have killed dozens of people and displaced far more. Mexico is recovering from its most powerful earthquake in a

Words of wisdom from Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker’s, the founder of modern management, greatest impact came from his writing. His more than 30 books, have sold tens of millions of copies in more than 30 languages, came on top of thousands of articles, including a monthly

Organisational Culture: The secret that is hidden in plain sight

The capacity to lead depends on trust. As a leader keeping trust alive is your primary responsibility for without it, you cannot lead. Trust is the air in a healthy organisational culture; it is the very currency of leadership. This

Innovation requires giving people time and space, not using them up at 110%

Earlier this year, British Airways had a major collapse of their IT systems, causing a day of chaos across its entire global network as flights had to be cancelled. The problem, it appears, was a lack of what IT specialists

Tuesday Tip – What tonsils have got to do with your success in the Future of Work

The backstory to this Tuesday Tip is that I’ve just spent too much of my time trying to get the pre-authorisation done for my son’s surgery this Friday. (It’s a minor surgery – the standard ‘tonsils removal’ so nothing too

SkillPill makes my week with this epic Game of Thrones analogy

SkillPill is a microlearning platform that delivers content, resources and learning to you in easy to digest form – it’s similar to our own Future of Work Academy. Today, they sent out the most amazing email newsletter. If you are

Does your killer business idea lurk amongst the stuff that sucks!?

  The story of a company that grew from zero to $200 million in three years. As markets go, it would be difficult to identify an industry much more mundane and uninspiring than mattresses.  It is dominated by two companies Tempur-Sealy

Tuesday Tip: Simplify – 3 ways to deal with complexity

One of the best ways to help your team – and yourself – respond to an increasingly complex world is to simplify. Our organisations are programmed to respond to complexity by adding regulations, systems and processes. Think of the ways

Cry me a River: Out of the fire into the frying pan…literally!

There was a hard to ignore story that appeared in the British press this week. It involved a team of Wiltshire fire fighters who rescued 18 piglets (and two grown sows) from a burning barn, only for the grateful owner
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