A lot of 2020 was marked with uncertainty, from the mundane (will stores ever stock paper towels again?) to the momentous (when will there be a vaccine?). However, there were many vulnerabilities in our society that we knew already, that have played out in bright relief during COVID-19. The pandemic highlighted the disparate availability of…Details
Would You Apply for Your Current Job? Improve Your Organisation, for Yourself. There is no shortage of articles, blogs, surveys and talks about how to improve your organisation. They all make arguments for why you should make such improvements – to attract more millennials, accelerate digitalisation, compete in a global environment. . .and dozens of…Details
Over the years, I’ve returned a few times to the text of Steve Job’s 2005 Stanford commencement speech. It’s pretty well known but if you’ve never read it, I’d recommend it. There’s a lot in there (though it’s not very long) and I always find I see something different in there each time I read it,…Details
Most of us like to believe that we’re fairly empathetic, in the more casual sense of the word, at least. We all want to think that we can understand, even feel, emotions of others, especially when they are vulnerable or in need. And in our personal relationships most of us feel it vital to…Details
The last twelve months have hardly been like any other, for so many reasons. And it’s logical to focus on the big changes in our lives that are directly related to the pandemic. But we also are all dealing with the usual major life events, albeit under such strange circumstances. People are still graduating from…Details
In my last post, I discussed the ways in which people are discovering that work doesn’t have to look the way we thought it did. There are people working from home that could never imagine operating outside of an office environment. As business travel came to a screeching halt, the most tech-phobic became videoconference frequent flyers.…Details
In a two-part series, I want to explore how people’s definition of, and approach to, work is changing. For some, it’s about reconsidering how they work (discussed here). For others, it’s about what they choose to do as work (discussed next time). There’s not going to be another year like 2020 in our lifetimes, I…Details
Earlier this month, the world watched an unprecedented attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC. Many – but not all – lay responsibility at the feet of President Trump. Some say it was due to the speech he made shortly before the attack; others say it was also due to tweets he made leading…Details
Santiago Tarin Puig has been re-elected as president of the API Network.
The reelection of the executive board has been approved.
Entrance as new board member of Mr. Vittorio Villa.
I recently announced that I have just finished a thirteen-year stint at Cisco. I’m moving on to start my own consultancy (which you’ll hear about in coming months), but the key point right now is that I already have some strong ideas about what I want to do next and I’m finalising how I want to get…Details
Why do we have leaders? The answer is all in the name, right? We can’t get to where we’re going, if it’s more than one of us, without someone to lead us there. We need someone to make the tough decisions, or plan the strategy, or communicate on behalf of everyone else. Ok, yes, to…Details
Hiring in 2020 is down. That is hardly a headline in the midst of a pandemic that has impacted millions of people around the world and nearly every country on earth. But, companies do have to find ways to keep operating, and they’ll need to be able to do so in an environment that looks…Details