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Don’t be a Saviour…

There’s always a temptation to jump in and re-write inadequate reports and take over projects from teammates if they are floundering. It feels like it is the right thing to do for both the person involved...
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Powerful Ideas that Spread…

About three years ago Ben Rennie, CEO of the innovation lab 6.2, invited me to write for Uncluttered White Spaces. I had never written publicly before and wasn't sure whether I had anything worthwhile to say...
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How to Meet Anyone…

“Hi mate. Just thought I’d reach out to you. You seem to be doing some interesting things and I’d love to buy you a coffee sometime and chat.” I got this Linked in message recently from someone who...
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Becoming Slightly Famous

Remember Tim Shaw? He was the presenter of the infamous Demtel TV commercials encouraging us to buy with the memorable “but wait, there’s more”. Tim is an unforgettable personality but behind that quirky...
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My Word is my Bond

My word is my bond. It’s a powerful sentiment, isn’t it? How many meetings or conversations have you been in when someone is trying to convince you how fair, reasonable, sincere and committed they are?...
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You get What you Tolerate…

One of the hardest things to do in business is to let people go. It’s never an enjoyable task and most of us will have a few sleepless nights building up to it. We’ll also internally debate whether it’s...