Get ahead, get comfortable with numbers

If you didn’t study mathematics or accountancy at university, there’s a high probability that you avoid discussions at work that involve numbers. But, if you want to progress in your career, it’s time to get comfortable with numbers and spreadsheets. … Read more…

Hackman’s Teamwork Factors

The late J Richard Hackman shares evidence-based research on the factors that make a difference to the success of a team. Namely, he noted that teams perform better where conflict is well managed, team members have a history of working … Read more…

Leading digital transformation in news

Interviewed by Michael Krigsman of CXO-Talk (@CXOTalk) in 2014 (45:45), Tanya Cordrey, Chief Digital Officer at Guardian News & Media, talks about the digital transformation of the traditional news business model and the opportunity that the Edward Snowdon story gave The Guardian (@guardian) … Read more…

Why reaching ‘special creativity’ takes time

Lovely short video (1:54) by Ira Glass sharing why reaching special creativity – or our creative potential – takes time. Essentially we need to be doing a huge volume of work and fighting our way through that process to even … Read more…

What will you do? Who will you become?

If you are feeling a little discombobulated and uncertain about your options, Robert Wolcott‘s talk at the 2011 TEDxChicagoU “Innovating Your Life” might bolster your mettle and drive. Wolcott is co-founder and Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) at … Read more…

First impressions, social recognition for successful change

Marketing Professor, Baba Shiv, in a recorded webinar “Perception, Beliefs & Reality: Using neuroscience to understand user experiences“. (56:50) Shiv introduces the importance of reward cues (or pleasure) as influencing factors for (internal or external) customers and clients. reward cues include … Read more…