Will Flexible Working Kill the Office Star?

Will Flexible Working Kill the Office Star?

Just like reality TV killed the video star, the rise of flexible working, if welcomed with open but skeptical arms, is likely to kill the nine-to-five office grind. Except for surgeons, construction workers, beauticians and a couple of other hands-on jobs, why is it mandatory to be at a certain place at the same time, […]

What Are OKRs? A good mix of common sense

What Are OKRs? A good mix of common sense

OKRs are a mix of the PDCA cycle, stretch goals, SMART goals, the Lean Startup method and Management by Objectives. Basically, it’s all of them wrapped up in one agile management practice. So many metrics, so little time. The lyrics of the actual song, one of my favorites from the 80s, were a bit different, […]

How to be the most productive person you know

How to be the most productive person you know

Benjamin Franklin was quoted to say, “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned”. If being organised, means being in control, then everyone needs to learn how. I have my productive moments and I have some rather less productive moments. When I’m on a roll, I get through work like there’s no tomorrow. But […]

New Year, New Experiences!

New Year, New Experiences!

Our dear Melly, wanted to personally wish you all a happy and successful 2015. But lucky Melly is on sabbatical! So she’s sending remote New Year’s wishes from afar. To continue her work, she’s set up an exciting team who’ll be working on an experiential project, to prove Melly’s theory right: that virtual teams can […]

How to start out as a Guest Speaker

How to start out as a Guest Speaker

Oh boy! Inc.com has recently named me a great leadership speaker. An accolade of which I have mixed emotions. On one hand I can’t help feeling the appellation should be taken with a ‘bucket’ of salt. On the other hand, I’m just a little bit proud… And unsurprisingly, I often get asked, “Where do I […]

Celebrating Management 3.0 #Workout with cake

Celebrating Management 3.0 #Workout with cake

Last Monday was the celebration of Management 3.0 #Workout, the new book by Jurgen Appelo. Wait, Melly, did you say celebration and not presentation? Yes I did. Because although the book has been available for a while, Jurgen’s book tour has only finished this week. And after a lot of hard work there’s nothing that keeps […]

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