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June 22, 2021 in Leadership Observations

Remote working – Organisational Structure and Productivity

The whole business world is in a state of flux when it comes to remote working, some want to return to how the office was pre-pandemic, others want to maximise the opportunity of removing dead wood and utilising the massive savings of having a (semi) remote (and flexible) workforce. But…
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January 27, 2020 in AgileBusiness, Leadership Observations

Agile Planning Cadence

In Building the Agile Business we discussed pace layering as a way to understand agile planning and the different cadence at which elements of an organisation change. In Agile Transformation I took this further into how to link organisational strategy (which changes more slowly) through to adaptive execution (which is…
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September 9, 2019 in AgileBusiness, Leadership Observations

The Thermocline of Transformation

A thermocline is such a great metaphor for so many things. In the world's oceans (and indeed lakes) a thermocline is the transition layer between the warmer water near the ocean surface and the much colder water that exists deeper in the seas. Rather than there being a gradual lowering…
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Remote working – Organisational Structure and Productivity

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The whole business world is in a state of flux when it comes to remote working, some want to return to how the office was pre-pandemic, others want to maximise the opportunity of removing dead wood and utilising the massive savings of having a (semi) remote (and flexible) workforce. But…
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Organisational Structures

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Seven types of Organisational structure. The typical org chart looks like a pyramid, your C-level executives at the top with lines stretching down to middle management and finally staff-level employees. But not every company functions best with a hierarchical organizational structure. Many types of organizational charts exist because many types…
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FAST Goals

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FAST goals help organizations improve along multiple dimensions at the same time. By making goals transparent, for example, companies enable employees to align their activities with corporate strategy and to coordinate more effectively across silos. What’s more, FAST goals work well across a wide range of industries. Technology companies such…
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The author of twelve New York Times bestselling books, Dr. Daniel Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics and has been called the most popular psychiatrist in America by the Washington Post. Dr. Amen joins Adam to share his journey and best advice on not only how to enjoy professional success, but how to live a happier and healthier life. Dr. Amen and Adam discuss branding, thought leadership, brain health, developing an optimal daily routine, focus, memory, and more.

We hate to burst your bubble, but being a CEO isn’t as glamorous as it seems. Keaton Turner, president and founder of the fast-growing mining company Turner Mining Group, knows this all too well. In just four years, his company has exploded, turning the centuries-old industry upside down with its people-first approach. But with that growth comes the pressure for the people in charge to keep up—or else watch their company culture get out of control. In this episode, Turner gets vulnerable about what makes leadership so hard and what he’s doing to keep growing into the leader his business needs so it can get to the next level.

Martin Lindstrom is the founder and chairman of Lindstrom Company, a global branding & culture transformation firm, operating across five continents and more than 30 countries. TIME Magazine has named Lindstrom one of the “World’s 100 Most Influential People,” and for five years running, Thinkers50, has selected Lindstrom to be among the world’s top 50 business thinkers. Among the companies he advises are Burger King, Lowes, Boar’s Head, Beverly Hills Hotels, Pepsi, Nestle and Google.
Lindstrom is the author of seven books including several New York Times bestsellers that have been translated into 60 languages.

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Books worth reading

Team of Teams

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In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to any leader. Through compelling examples, the authors demonstrate that the 'team of teams' strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA and has the potential to transform organizations…
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Zero to One

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Tomorrow's champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today's marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to…
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Hard Thing About Hard Things

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While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying,…
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