The example of the FTSE100 shows that we have fallen into a pattern of behaviour that contradicts our stated purpose: not simply to make money but to create value. At some point, someone somewhere will establish a better pattern of behaviour. Perhaps a Chief Creative Officer will be at the heart of the change.
Resilience is about more than failure avoidance. It’s about creative dissent.
Making the case for intelligent kindness in business.
Think about it: how many organisations have you worked in that actually operate like a symphony orchestra?
If strategy is about substance, then culture is about style – and style matters every bit as much as substance.
Spend less time at work.
What do milk floats and glossy leggings have in common?
The past is something you learn from, but not something your brand needs to be wedded to.
Like many things in life, strategy is rarely perfect the first time round.
Best practice can’t happen unless we’re prepared to step away from the comfort of the usual once in a while. That’s why so many of the retail world’s most notable innovators have embraced weirdness.
It’s easy to revile entrepreneurs. They have money, power and an address list that mere mortals can only dream of. But without them where would we be?
It’s possible to be fiercely competitive without this becoming toxic.
Tomorrow’s leaders won’t be the businesses that most effectively stamp on their competitors. The future belongs to those who can balance the art of competition with the art of collaboration.
Why being true to yourself is the worst mistake a leader can make.