If you try something and it works out badly, would you learn to do it differently next time? Oh the tedium of generic questions. Because the answer certainly shouldn’t be an automatic “yes”. Or “no”. Because the context is everything. I gave a CEO I was working with advice once not to sack a member […]
The maximisation of profit is the root of all evil. There’s not another root cause that has created more damage in the world. From deaths caused by the O&G sector, to infrastructure companies moved privately, to tobacco. We can choose whether those are the models to follow, or if we do things better.
If you’re in a Senior Leadership Team, your CEO should welcome your contribution to the business at large. But you may find that contribution isn’t always welcome. Here are the two key reasons I’ve seen this happen. 1) The CEO is a closed book and thinks they have all the answers. Growth opportunity is the […]
We’re not imperfect because things have gone ropey for a while. That’s what it is to do a project. That’s what it is to run a business. That’s what it is to be married or be a parent. That’s what it is to be human. It’s finding the road back that marks success apart.
Too much stress for anyone at work is unsustainable, and shouldn’t be normalised. But if there is regularly too much stress, it’s not necessarily the employer’s fault. Sometimes, hard to say, but you may just be in the wrong job. I’ve run and advised consultancies for most of my life. Consulting is an amazing job […]