Words to Lead By: Kim Cameron

Words to Lead By: Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron, William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, shares some impactful advice he has received: Kim Cameron recalls an early conversation with a mentor: “ I don’t want a subordinate, I want a colleague. I want to get better as a result of this more »

Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

In her TED Talk, Regina Hartley, UPS’s human resources director makes an argument that candidates who often don’t look that good on paper might be the ones that you want to hire, rather than those people who have a ‘fairy tale’ CV. When it comes to choosing the right one for the position most of more »

The Coaching Habit – Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier

Box of Crayons helps people and organisations to do less Good Work and more Great Work. Michael Bungay Stanier, the founder and senior partner describes what is Great Work in his interview with Eszter Molnar Mills, and talks about building the coaching habit, the topic of his latest book. According to Bungay Stanier, everything you more »

3 ways to create a high performance culture

3 ways to create a high performance culture

Does culture matter? Recent research carried out by James Heskett at Harvard Business School suggests that 20%-30% of corporate performance can be attributed to a positive, strong performance culture. As Edgar Schein, probably the most prolific and oft-quoted researcher and author in the area of culture, suggested: “The only thing of real importance that leaders more »

How can I be authentic in what I wear but still fit in?

How can I be authentic in what I wear but still fit in?

Being known, liked and trusted is vital for building positive, professional relationships. Personal image is the gateway to building these three. In her talk delivered for Women in Management London, Joanna Gaudoin outlined the aspects of personal image as appearance, body language and voice, which in turn have an impact on internal confidence. Opinions are more »

Striving for excellence – what Aristotle would want us to know

Striving for excellence – what Aristotle would want us to know

The notion of striving for excellence is not new, but remains an essential one in professional and personal development, as most leaders, managers, coaches and business figures, in one way or another, will tell us. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading about “purpose”, and came across Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle’s work on more »