No New Years resolutions found

Its that time of the year where people are starting to make their New Years resolutions. What are New Years resolutions I hear yin ask? Well, here's a definition:  New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise… Continue reading No New Years resolutions found

Book 5 – Start with Why & Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

This is the fifth and final book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. --- What's the book about? Book 1: "Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again?… Continue reading Book 5 – Start with Why & Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Protecting your most precious gem – you

One of the things that I have learnt over the last few years is how important it is for people to protect their most precious gem - themselves.  I learnt the lesson quite hard after I had a period where I neglected my gem. I tried being all things to all people. I stopped looking… Continue reading Protecting your most precious gem – you

Making Ideas Happen

As the annual 99U Conference (by Behance) kicks off - it seems like the perfect timing to start putting the lessons that I am learning from Behance founder Scott Belsky's magical book - Making Ideas Happen - into action! In the book - which I am only a third through - Scott sets out what he has learnt through years… Continue reading Making Ideas Happen

The challenge of creating the right sub-culture

One of the most acknowledged key ingredients for any great team or organisation is its culture. The most innovative companies - such as Apple, Google or Pixar - are always used as examples of organisations that have the right culture. Other organisations - such as local government or financial institutions - are often used as… Continue reading The challenge of creating the right sub-culture

Starting to become a team

During my last post - The 3 Habits of Great Teams - I wrote about how and when I realised that the members of my team were not seeing themselves as part of a team. When I realised that they felt that their individual tasks didn't impact on each other and form part of a bigger picture. When… Continue reading Starting to become a team