The power of being present at meetings

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Have you ever had a meeting where you feel like you’re both playing Battleship? Dueling laptops facing off just inches apart; mobiles and coffee cups perched precariously on the way too small table. Even though you’re meant to be getting together for a meeting, there’s barely any eye contact …

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Obsessing over Customers and Competitors

When going out to validate your startup’s prospects and product market fit, you will inevitably hear the question; “What about Google or Amazon? Don’t they do this already or build it when they want to?” It’s a pertinent question and one you should expect to hear from potential investors as well. The questions come at …

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Why there’s still a place for a Directive Leader

A “Command & Control” style of leadership is often derided as having no place in the contemporary workplace. The idea of the Leader owning the decision making process and maintaining tight control is only brought up as a negative comparison to the Participative style of leadership that empowers the team to use their discretionary efforts …

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Adoption of Voice – at work but not the workplace

Smart speakers have surprised many people in how quickly they have become mainstream and have driven acceptance of voice. Voicebot’s survey in January 2019 showed smart speaker adoption reached 29% of the adult population in Australia compared to 26% in the USA at the end of 2018. Canalys’s latest report predicts the global units installed …

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