3 Ways to Positive Communication

When I was a new graduate working in a high pressure hospital environment; I would be in awe of the effortless way the specialists would manage their teams all the while radiating an aura of reassuring competence. Their teams would know what was needed and when the inevitable emergency would come crashing through the swinging …

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Future of Work: Is AI proving the Luddites right?

Workmen Take Out Their Anger on the Machines Giclee Print by C.l. Doughty The Luddite Fallacy is the belief that automation and technological advancement causes the loss of jobs without seeing beyond the short term truth and acknowledging the wealth and new roles created in the longer term. The premise has always been that automation …

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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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