The Best Business Books of 2017

The Best Business Books of 2017

Last month, I asked in my newsletter and on LinkedIn for your favourite business reads of 2017. Many thanks for your responses – here they are: Darla Fain-Reed: No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results by Cy Wakeman Kristi Adams:...
What if the boss makes no decisions?

What if the boss makes no decisions?

As a manager, do you see your role as the expert, with responsibility for making key decisions? Do you find your people coming to you for those decisions, even when they know what to do? In one big British retailer they tried an experiment, asking the store managers...

Watch: Are you wasting your time?

Are your people doing things which produce no benefit to your organisation? How much time could your people save by ditching those pointless tasks or meetings that they only do ‘because they have to’? Interview with Henry Stewart by Lisa Minogue-White...
Dear CEO: Let Your People Choose Their Managers

Dear CEO: Let Your People Choose Their Managers

I was honoured to be asked by Thinkers50 to contribute a letter to their Dear CEO book, published in July 2017. Here is my contribution. Dear CEO Let me paint a common scenario. One of your people comes to you and says “I love my job. I love the people I work with....

Business Schools: Time to get your act together?

A couple of years ago I asked a panel of Deans of business schools a question: “Business schools seem great at teaching subjects like strategy and finance, but do you think you should focus more on the people stuff which can make a huge difference?” The response...