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.
Divided we stand: the hallmark of a resilient company
Resilience is about more than failure avoidance. It’s about creative dissent.
Kindness matters in business: why the nice guys finish first
Making the case for intelligent kindness in business.
Would you prefer your company to work like a symphony orchestra or an improvisational jazz band?
Think about it: how many organisations have you worked in that actually operate like a symphony orchestra?
Why culture doesn’t eat strategy for breakfast
If strategy is about substance, then culture is about style – and style matters every bit as much as substance.
The secret to lasting leadership
Spend less time at work.
The future of brands is… Circular?
What do milk floats and glossy leggings have in common?
Authenticity: it’s not what it used to be
The past is something you learn from, but not something your brand needs to be wedded to.
The power of a pre-mortem
Like many things in life, strategy is rarely perfect the first time round.
How Ocado embraces what makes their brand weird.
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.
Entrepreneurs and the art of ‘enough’
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?
Don’t be distracted by your competitors
It’s possible to be fiercely competitive without this becoming toxic.
How circular economy thinking and learning is essential for business
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.
Are you an authentic leader?
Why being true to yourself is the worst mistake a leader can make.