failing business

Culture ate strategy for lunch – now it’s eating at your value

“What is a good business culture?” is a question that many CEOs continue to struggle with. In this article, EY provides great insight into the problem and why it requires immediate attention. You would be hard-pressed to find a leader today who is unaware that culture matters. Yet here we are, almost two decades after […]

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Are you adapting your leadership strategy as your start-up grows?

Unfortunately many leaders do not adapt their role as the business grows. Ron Ashkenas provides important insights into the importance of evolving. By Ron Ashkenas Pivoting from an initial product design or business model has become a given in the startup playbook. But even as startup leaders shift their businesses to meet a newly discovered […]

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15 habits to power your productivity

Productivity lists rarely come up with anything new, this one is no different but it’s a good list – practical and easy to follow, and a good list never goes to waste! Habit 1: Use the 80/20 rule The 80/20 rule suggests that 80 percent of our output comes from only 20 percent of our input. […]

Liz Pommer

What We Got Wrong About Self-Management

People thrive with some certainty and structure – as the crew at buffer.com discovered. When Buffer first moved to a self-management model, we moved to a completely flat structure. We just let loose and the message was “everyone go figure out what you want to do and work on, without too much guidance or leadership.” We talked […]