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Thursday
Sep012011

If you're going to be successful, you've got to give up sleep.

If you're going to be successful, you've got to give up sleep. 

Great clip that gives a little reminder about what success is, what it takes to get there and what is important along the way (it's a pro NFL clip, but the message resonates further than just sports).

Hope it gives you a spark today too.

 

Sunday
Aug282011

Planning for success

“In order to guarantee success, you must have a successor.”

Sometimes we are so focused on our own goals, issues and careers, it is easy to overlook the importance of developing those around us.

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Monday
Aug222011

Networking - Quality over Quantity

Playing a game of 52 pick up with your business cards at a networking event just isn't effective and makes you look like a trainee black jack dealer. 

Networking is a vital part of building your career but developing relationships within your own organisation to deliver best outcomes is just as important.

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Tuesday
Aug092011

Design Thinking - Part 2

Design mindsets can help you manage more innovative and effective outcomes with your teams. A lot of these ideas are not new, but sometimes we forget to take a step back and think about how we as managers can make the difference when challenges present themselves.

In my last post we looked at some great tips on what steps to take in design thinking, this time we will look at some of the attributes that sit within that framework.

 

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Tuesday
Aug092011

Design Thinking - Part 1

Design thinking is a great way to approach innovation in many areas of your organisation. Design is not limited to new products or services, but also an important element of how we devise business processes, teams, job roles and the things that will keep our organisations successful into the future.

The institute of Design at Stanford provide a framework you can use in your organisation that are used by some of the most forward thinking design companies in the world like IDEO to seek the best outcomes for their customers.

 

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