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START WITH THE END IN MIND: The Compelling Reason For Being In Business.

In fear of stating the obvious, the business environment within which we operate is in a constant state of flux brought about by aggressive macro-economic conditions in a hyper-connected global marketplace, accelerated by technology. There is a lot going on. The scrutiny on investment and expenditure. The interrogation of risk...
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6 Ways to Organize Your Product Teams

According to Conway’s Law, which was developed by software programmer Melvin Conway, “Any organization that designs a system will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure.” In other words, what teams deliver will be a reflection of their organizational structure, given how much org...
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Dump your Assumptions

When I was recently in conversation with a senior exec scoping out my Keynote speech for their virtual conference, I found myself listening to lots of information and ideas about how their wider team were feeling, behaving and performing and it led me down a rabbit hole of thinking as...
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How Millennials Can Work Smarter, Not Harder, at Mastering their Finances… From A Financial Planning Perspective

Millennials are generally described as anyone born between 1981-1996 and often get stereotypically mislabeled as “entitled,” “spoiled,” or “self-serving.” I disagree with this characterization. According to a recent study, 70 percent of millennials believe that working hard and 45 percent believe living frugally puts a person on a path to...
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