In recent weeks and months I have been thinking a lot about the place of openness, honesty and authenticity when running a business. I’ve been reading the inspiring Culture Shock by Will McInnes and one of the major themes that I have been struck by is the role of failure within an organisation.
Paul Boag, one of the founders and directors of Headscape, once said; “We specialise in sh*t projects.” If, like me, you run projects for a normal, every day web agency. If you do not always get the opportunity to be working with the latest cool technology or utilize the next whizz bang idea. If you […]
ConfidenceÂ plays anÂ importantÂ role in many areas of our lives. You will often here it said of footballer, for example, that they are a confidence player. I know from my ownÂ inabilityÂ to play golf that I become marginally less rubbish if I haveÂ confidenceÂ in my next shot. Leaders who lead directly and with confidence are people that we want […]
“I don’t know” is actually a valid answer to a problem. “Let me think about that” is not an excuse to waste time. “I think I should discuss this problem with my peers” doesn’t present you as incapable. No need to be infallible We all want to be seen in the best light. We don’t […]
It’s very easy to indentify when something is wrong. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small one person task or a large project being undertaken by a whole team of people, finding issues is normally… Â no, I would say, always possible; even easy to do. By spotting a problem you are nothing new. You are […]
It’s good to get things off your chest. Inevitably, during the course of a project things will annoy you. A customer will insist on something stupid, a college will make a hash of something which will add to your work load, a member of your team will do something daft and you will have to […]
If you have ever wondered why your team is what it is, then it is possible that you should look no further. Just like children often pick up traits, characteristics, and mannerisms of their parents, and “best friends” will find that they think and behave alike, teams will often take on the personality and ethos […]