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On Being Made Redundant

I have a confession to make. Almost eleven years ago I left the large media owner that I had worked for for 14 years. At the time I talked about it as though it was a proactive decision that I had made to leave the business. But the truth was that I had been made redundant. The company had suggested to me at the time that it might be a good idea to say that it had been my decision but if I'm honest, I think the reason I did it was...

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Post of the Month - August 2020 - The Vote

My thanks for the nominations. So our vote this month is between: Scream If You Want to Go Faster! Why Government Technology Needs (Much) Better Governance by Rachel Coldicutt Brand is a Strategy by Faris Yakob Lessons on Victory from Mikel Arteta by Sue Unerman The Future of Fandoms by Zoe Scaman TikTok and the Sorting Hat by Eugene Wei Stripe: The Internet's Most Undervalued Company by Packy McCormick And you can vote...

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Future-Back

I've done some backcasting before now in my work with clients but I liked the way this is framed in this article in terms of how most leaders think 'present-forwards' rather than 'future-back'  'Present-forward leaders build their organizations in increments, following the rules and procedures that work today. Future-back leaders, in contrast, visualize what their organizations could be, starting from a clean sheet, and then mobilize...

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Post of the Month - June 2020 - The Vote

Thanks for the nominations everyone. So our vote this month is between: Brand Purpose: The Biggest Lie the Industry Ever Told? by Tom Roach Pricing Freelance Projects by Tom Hirst How Purpose is Permeating Hollywood by Zoe Scaman Feeling Depressed? Have a Bagel by Amy Kean The Modern brand OS by Ana Andjelic What Football Teaches Us by Chris Dillow Personalisation isn't the fate of advertising by Shann Biglione And you can vote...

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The Age of the Superstar Teacher

In his latest post Mario Gabriele digs into the potential for whether we'll now start to see superstar teachers emerging in the same way that we've seen superstar streamers, gamers, personal fitness instructors and sports stars: 'Sherwin Rosen's 1981 paper explains why exceptional teachers have been unable to profit from their abilities as effectively as other performance-based vocations. In "The Economics of Superstars,"...