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2 Pizzas = 5 Ways to Innovate Faster

by Scott Anthony Here are five ways to accelerate the search for a viable new-growth model: Form small, focused teams. Small teams almost always move faster than large teams. One of Jeff Bezos’s rules of thumb inside Amazon.com is that teams should be able to be fed by no more than two pizzas. The mistake many large … Continue reading

20 Things Young Professionals Need to Learn– Fast!

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don’t Get Jason Nazar, contributor to Forbes I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings.  Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects.  … Continue reading

4 Differences Between Leaders and Managers

Leaders and Manages aren’t the same. John Kotter analysed the difference between leadership and management in business, in his book A Force For Change. He noted that “good management brought a degree of order and consistency to key dimensions like the quality and profitability of products. “Leadership… [however] …does not produce consistency and order…; it produces movement.” (p. 4).  His research … Continue reading

4 Differences Between Leaders and Managers

Leaders and Manages aren’t the same. John Kotter analysed the difference between leadership and management in business, in his book A Force For Change. He noted that “good management brought a degree of order and consistency to key dimensions like the quality and profitability of products. “Leadership… [however] …does not produce consistency and order…; it produces movement.” (p. 4).  H His … Continue reading

Headhunter Confesses! – the truth about executive search

What does a ‘head hunter’ ie, an executive search consultant really do?   As part of an international study on executive search (being done by Cambridge, Harvard and Sydney Universities), I was recently asked that question.   Alas I had to disclose the sad reality that while people think we are “king makers”, trend setters, … Continue reading

5 Differences Between Australian and US Managers

The Management Research Group of the U.S. examined the leadership of over 2000 Australian and New Zealand managers and compared them with U.S. norms. They identified 5 main differences: 1.      Australian managers rank higher in strategic behaviour i.e. longer-term in their thinking. 2.      Australian managers rank higher in persuasion i.e. ability to get a point … Continue reading

8 Lessons Learned in Combat That You Can Apply Right Now

Dr. Duff Watkins Love them or hate them, the US military knows how to solve big, tough problems. For example, maintaining supplies lines across 500 miles of war torn Iraq is not easy.  But the US Army’s 812th Transportation Battalion does it. Here are 8 lessons learned in combat that you can apply now to your business. … Continue reading

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