People struggle when they move up a leadership level – they find all sorts of reasons to do their old job and avoid the new one. It’s a subject that London Business School professor Herminia Ibarra has been studying for some time – and one she expands on usefully in her brilliant book Act Like…… Continue reading Authentic leadership and digital transformation: Herminia Ibarra at DLD18
Maybe we need to stop thinking of change as something that needs to be managed, an awkward event that comes along every few years and upsets everyone who was getting on just nicely as they were. But how? I wrote some things about this for CMO.com. Part of the answer lies with data that helps…… Continue reading Keep on moving
An important part of the way we work at Brilliant Noise is “pilot and scale”. Find the best solution and then help grow it, spread its use. Seems like common sense. Interesting, then, to read Johnnie Moore’s thoughts on an article about whether “scaling” is appropriate in some types of organisation, specifically NGOs involved in…… Continue reading Pilot and scale?
In his book about the start of the First World War, Max Hastings discusses the incredible rate of change – new technologies, ideas, social forces – that were in play in the opening decades of the last century. Reflecting, in 1930, on how dramatic the changes in the world were Winston Churchill said: Scarcely anything material…… Continue reading Change: we’ve been here before
Continuing in the theme of reasons to be cheerful in 2009, I’d agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment of School of Everything’s Paul Miller, interviewed on the Guardian’s PDA blog: The UK is a good place to be if you’re doing this kind of thing. There are plenty of socially motivated investors in the UK from…… Continue reading 2009 “a good year to change the world”