How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

Jeff Gothelf is an organizational designer and executive coach. He co-founded Neo Innovation in New York City and helped build it into one of the most recognized brands in modern product strategy, development and design. He is the co-author of Sense and Respond (HBR Press) and Lean UX (O’Reilly). He’s well equipped to comment on why HR needs to be Agile. We ate Thought Patrol are big on building Agile into all aspects of a company. Jeff writing for HBR here, shows how important Agile in HR is in execution of both Strategic an Operational imperatives.

How Can You Spot a Great Leader When You See One?

How Can You Spot a Great Leader When You See One?

Find me a company where people love their work, and I’ll show you those same people willingly and enthusiastically following their leaders to achieve excellence. There is an intrinsic causal relationship between great leadership, engagement and productivity. If you have low productivity, look to your leaders! We really like the way Marcel Shwantes, @MarcelShwantes thinks and writes. This article from Inc is no exception.

5 Attributes of Highly Successful Companies

5 Attributes of Highly Successful Companies

These are turbulent times. The news cycle is too fast. Climate change is wreaking havoc with fires, floods, and droughts. Rising inequality and political unrest have brought polarization and violence. Technology is disruptive and markets are volatile. How do you lead through such acceleration and uncertainty?

A new book offers a recipe for how to reset your business to last a hundred years. Maureen Kline, writing here for Inc, takes a look at a new book that wrestles with the need for adaptation and sustainable thinking.

Why Your Professional Persona Matters

Why Your Professional Persona Matters

For superheroes, getting into professional mode is as easy as slapping on some spandex, a mask and a cape. For the everyday entrepreneur or corporate leader, however, the proper work mindset is less about attire and more about adopting a professional persona. Your professional persona is your personal branding in the workplace. It refers to the way that you conduct yourself publicly in a business setting, and the image you project to coworkers and colleagues. Far from contrived or inauthentic, it’s simply the polished-up way that you present yourself professionally. Here’s Timothy Sykes, take on professional persona, writing here for Entrepreneur.com

Great Leaders Serve Their Teams.

Great Leaders Serve Their Teams.

Honoured to be interviewed by Asia Pacific Associate Editor, for Entrepreneur.com Aashika Jain. In this article I cover what makes a good leader and why culture is so important. Enjoy!

Great Leaders Only Serve Their Teams says This Leadership Advisor  You are only as good as the people around you, says Mark Bilton. Leading 40 countries as the Group Managing Director of one of the most popular coffee chains in the world is no cake walk. When it comes to culture, strategy and transformational change, Mark Bilton raises his hand as among the best in the world.

Get Real: It’s The Only Kind Of Leadership That Works

Get Real: It’s The Only Kind Of Leadership That Works

The word authenticity is derived from the same Greek word as author. Becoming an authentic leader requires day-to-day focus and lifelong commitment to self-discovery. Many executive coaching programs seem to emphasize personality more than character. People are often coached on how to act instead of how to be. This charm school approach produces only superficial, short-term results. With sufficient stress, all the old patterns usually return.

This Giant Company Has a 2 Word Dress Code and It’s Brilliant

This Giant Company Has a 2 Word Dress Code and It’s Brilliant

This story is about three things: dress codes, leadership and common sense. When I was a CEO I used the same mechanism and believe me it is highly effective; you can’t talk about empowerment and decision making if you’re still telling people how to dress in the morning. If they are good enough to work for you they can probably work that out! Here is Bill Murphy Jr, executive editor of operations, Some Spider, and founder, ProGhostwriters.com’s take on the issue. (Origanally appraered in Inc.com. It’s about a $62 billion company with roots going back 100 years–the kind of giant, legacy organization you might think would get bogged down with bureaucratic minutiae. And it’s about how it wound up with a dress code running only two words long.