Technology – blight or boon to your career?

For the career-conscious among us, will technology prove to be a blight or a boon to our dreams and ambitions? A few years ago, I was one of a number of government policy civil servants endeavouring to understand the true impact of “disruptive technologies” upon business model development in the telecommunications and content industries (by … More Technology – blight or boon to your career?

Leadership resilience – what’s it all about?

Resilience as a leader is a term that’s in popular use these days.  One might even say it gets bandied around quite a bit.  But what does it actually mean?  Learning from the traumatic events and aftermath of 9/11, the American Psychological Association defined resilience as: “the process of adapting well in the face of … More Leadership resilience – what’s it all about?

Measuring employee engagement? Care needed!

When leaders in organisations decide to measure employee engagement, they know that it’s a two-edged sword.  There’s been some fevered discussion on LinkedIn in the past few weeks about KPMG’s decision to “stop” measuring employee engagement across its workforce.  Some commentators have been almost vitriolic in their response.  Not at KPMG, but at the poor … More Measuring employee engagement? Care needed!

Introverts and agile teams – a good combo?

Do introverts and agile teams make a good combination?  Hmmm.  I wonder. Not without some care and attention, in my view. As an introvert myself who often coaches other introverts, I keep hearing challenging stories from clients whose work in the tech industries involves an association with agile scrum teams.  (For those readers not used … More Introverts and agile teams – a good combo?

What’s in a (company) name? Well, for any new business, quite a lot…..

What’s in a name?  Ill-fated Juliet Capulet didn’t think that Romeo’s surname mattered a jot when she uttered those fateful words in Romeo and Juliet.  For star-crossed lovers, that may be the case, but for solopreneurs, techpreneurs and startups, it can mean the difference between being memorable or remaining undiscovered by your target market. First, … More What’s in a (company) name? Well, for any new business, quite a lot…..