Marshall Goldsmith: One thing great leaders never do

  How do you help your team members achieve their goals when you – as a leader – are not an expert on the topic? The ever-increasing presence of knowledge workers (people who know more about what they are doing than their boss does) presents challenges to modern-day leaders that their counterparts in years gone … Read more

Dialogue Classics: Are many minds really better than one?

  Don’t confuse group wisdom with the madness of crowds [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] “All of us is smarter than one of us” is a nice-sounding aphorism. It is the sort of platitude that gets thousands of retweets and shares, while making the proclaimer sound like a team player: immensely humble, and up-to-date … Read more

The trust deficit

  Employees have too little faith in their managers. Repairing it should be central to your business strategy [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Trust matters. In our working lives as in our personal lives, trust is essential to the smooth functioning of any relationship. Amid the complexity of business in … Read more

Keep them fizzing when their world goes pop

  How do you maintain employee engagement and business performance during extreme volatility? Beer giant SABMiller’s Jayne Antrobus and Samantha Rockey report from front of house [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] It was one of the top five acquisitions of all time: in 2015, the boards of Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) … Read more

Breaking bread is making dough – how to make away days more effective

  Awaydays. Offsites. They have a bad rep, and, in most cases, deservedly so. Over-crammed agendas, windowless rooms, technology that doesn’t work, tired jokes and tired participants who got up at the crack of dawn to arrive at the country house venue in time for the 0845 start, goody bags filled with useless artefacts, the … Read more

Smart ways to get your staff to promote your company

  There’s an emerging trend in the business world right now called “employee advocacy,” and big brands like Salesforce, Humana and IBM are leading the charge when it comes to successful implementation of such programs. Essentially, employee advocacy programs rally employees to actively promote their company’s messages as part of their job function. With these … Read more

Employee engagement isn’t working. Now what?

Every company and leader wants the answer to this “Now what?” question. Engaged employees translate into a productive and successful organization, which is the goal of most every leader and organization I know. And, engagement also translates into a great place to work, which is what employees want. If you need to get professional advice … Read more

Why English schools hold secret to high business performance

  Evidence from England’s network of academy schools is instructive when isolating the steps needed to boost performance, write Alex Hill, Liz Mellon & Ben Laker [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Every organization faces two perennial conundrums: How do you advance from average achievement into the heady atmosphere of high performance? And how do you stay … Read more