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Ten things I have learned about leading and managing teams

Let’s be honest. The point at which you start managing others and not just looking after your own workload is a pretty big change. Maybe not quite what having kids is like but actually similar in some respects. More to think about. More sleepless nights....

Mark Fugarino
Wow, check out those mad (digital) skills!

When I was at school my careers teacher made me complete a very long questionnaire and fed into a very large computer. Sometime later (probably about a week later) the dot matrix printer churned out my ideal job profile. That must have been something like...

Three is a magic number

Not sure why but I have for a long time talked about things in threes. Three most important things.  Three things we need to do this week.  Three reasons why.   Yes, the things we work on can get complicated - but only if you let...

Uncertainty avoidance in teams and organisations

Bear with me - this one is a bit random! Just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers. Brilliant. In my opinion Gladwell is to this type of book what Joe Simpson is to climbing and mountaineering books - you have probably heard of or read Touching...

Long live the specialists

We realised some time ago that trying to keep up with the skill set required to roll out everything digital marketing has to offer was exhausting and nigh on impossible. Digital is multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary and so collaboration is essential. The magic happens when lots...

Sprint and huddle – a project managment technique

Although not a natural ‘joiner inner’ I’ve long since loved working on projects as part of a team - preferably a small one. Something between 3 -7 is my optimum or comfort zone. I’d never stopped to think about this. All I knew is that...