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Tuesday Tip: Ordering your pizza via fax machine

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

  About 25 years ago a young grad student at Stanford University was hungry. He wanted a pizza as he pulled an all-nighter.  The internet was new and exciting in 1993 and he said: “oh, the web is great and what we really need to do is to be able to order pizza using the […]

Tuesday Tip: Crowd control

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 by Jude Foulston No Comments

The Problem: The situation is that you are facilitating at a conference or simply coordinating a large meeting in which multiple table discussions are taking place. The problem is trying to regain the group’s attention without speaking over the noise and / or repeatedly tapping on the mic. Anyone who has found themselves in such […]

Tuesday Tips: Working out what is relevant about FinTech for you and your business

Posted on: November 1st, 2016 by Raymond de Villiers No Comments

One of the things we often hear from people who attend our presentations is: “I hear about ‘stuff’, but I don’t have the time to follow up… that is why I’m glad we booked you so you can cut through the noise and let us know what is relevant.” In Innovation Theory there something called “The […]

Tuesday Tip: Learning to write…again.

Posted on: October 25th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

The Problem: My team have stopped learning in ways that I think will impact on our ability to thrive into the future. We seem too content, too complacent and don’t seem willing to challenge ourselves with the learning mind-set and behaviours I know we will need to be future-fit. What can I do about this? […]

Tuesday Tips: What to do when the rules just don’t apply anymore

Posted on: October 4th, 2016 by Dean van Leeuwen No Comments

The Challenge The rules for success in the past often don’t apply in today’s world. We’ve built business rules, procedures and policies that worked in the industrial and information age but are no longer applicable in the digital revolution. Many rules linger in our businesses and in our lives that just should not exist. Why […]

Tuesday Tip: How to keep your top talent engaged with your organisation (even when they’re leaving)

Posted on: September 6th, 2016 by Raymond de Villiers No Comments

One of the conversations we have with more and more of our clients is around their frustrations and difficulties related to retaining talent in the workplace. How to retain talent when they are always leaving (or never staying long enough). The Problem Effort is put into the attraction and recruitment of the best individuals possible for […]

The Problem: Finding time to be a good leader seems to be a big issue.

Posted on: August 22nd, 2016 by Graeme Codrington No Comments

Our team spends a lot of our time facilitating leadership development programmes. Companies around the world send their top people on training courses to help them step up, be more productive and become better leaders. One of the biggest complaints that delegates on these courses have is that they just don’t know where they are […]

Tuesday Tip: Getting your team to ‘think like a futurist’ – to see the bigger picture

Posted on: August 9th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

The problem: All too often team meetings become routine, centred on the usual operational issues and well…a little boring. The need to get our team members to (what we in TomorrowToday call), ‘look out the window’, to see the bigger picture. To think about what disruptions might impact on your team / business, is important. […]

Tuesday Tip: Why you should embrace failure

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016 by Raymond de Villiers No Comments

Historically we have been taught that failure is unacceptable. We have translated this perspective into a view that treats failure in the workplace as a cost or liability. Consequently, we have created cultures where failure is hidden, rather than one where we embrace failure. So, when someone fails at something they hide it. Someone else […]

Tuesday Tips: Too much “blah, blah, blah”…

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

The Problem: Too much “blah, blah, blah”… Far too often in meetings and conversations there is too much talking. Words spoken without much thought and sometimes, without much meaning. All too often it means that those we should be hearing from, those with something we need to hear, are silent. At a personal level, if we […]

What to do with boring, predictable meetings

Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

The Problem: Boring, predictable meetings Your team meetings are the same old, same old. The routine has become somewhat boring, predictable and dull. This is impacting on the content and discussion and something needs to be shaken-up. You sense that a kind of lethargy has overtaken your team dynamic and wish to freshen things up. The Solution: […]

Tuesday’s Tips – Living For A Century

Posted on: May 31st, 2016 by Jude Foulston No Comments

Many people you know including possibly yourself are going to live for a hundred years… Longevity (that’s how long we live) is increasing at a remarkable rate. At the moment, you are living a day and a half longer every week you are alive and for many of us that adds up to us living […]

Tuesday Tips: Be more innovative

Posted on: May 17th, 2016 by Jude Foulston No Comments

We are often asked how to be more innovative… Creativity is central to innovation and so we’ve created an acronym using the word creativity to help you think about the things you need to do in order to become a more successful innovator. Not everyone steps out on grand world-changing quests. But anyone can embark […]

Tuesday’s Tip: Be Curious

Posted on: May 10th, 2016 by Jude Foulston No Comments

We are often asked what the most important skills that we need to be successful in the future. Our, perhaps unexpected, answer is “to be curious”. The willingness to think about the world, to ask questions, to explore… are all vital for success in the future. Listen to this short video on a quick tip […]

Meetings – getting some to talk less & others to talk more

Posted on: May 3rd, 2016 by Keith Coats 1 Comment

The Problem Losing your marbles: Meetings – getting some to talk less & others to talk more Getting balanced participation in meetings can prove elusive. Some team members like to talk – and do; others hardly talk, but should. How do you get some of your team to talk less and others to talk more? […]

The Path to Innovation – Do someone else’s job

Posted on: April 26th, 2016 by Jude Foulston No Comments

  Innovation, Innovation, Innovation – It’s a big word at the moment. If you want innovation you have to give your people space to do different things… to innovate! Some companies give their teams one day in the week to work on things that are not part of their job description… Some have all night […]

The gap between the ‘next generation’ of leaders & the current leadership practice.

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

The Problem – “Has my Boss heard this?” This is a commonly asked question on senior leadership development programmes and one that reveals a serious problem. There is often a disconnect between what the ‘next generation’ of leaders are being taught and what is common leadership practice within the organisation. This can lead to serious repercussions […]