Answering the tough questions for startups.co.uk

Answering the tough questions for startups.co.uk
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done? What was your biggest business mistake? What is the most common mistake that entrepreneurs make? What would make you a better leader? What do you wish you’d known when you started? Startups Magazine went straight in for the kill in their interview with me. I did my best with the answers. Read... Read More

Replacing email systems with instant messaging systems in the workplace

Replacing email systems with instant messaging systems in the workplace
I recently wrote a piece about how instant messaging applications are taking the place of email in the workplace. The market for instant messaging at work has also been heating up. Salesforce Chatter, Yammer, and Slack have been infiltrating the workplace rapidly. For chat systems like Slack and Facebook for the Workplace, the automatic setting for message is public, encouraging mass collaboration... Read More

Getting the Best Out of Everyone in the Workplace – Interview with Daniel Budzinksi

Getting the Best Out of Everyone in the Workplace – Interview with Daniel Budzinksi
Do you ever feel unheard or unappreciated in the workplace? Do you ever feel a sense of disconnect between employees? Whether you’re an employee or CEO, defining and strengthening company culture should be the first step in building a successful company with happy employees. In my interview with Daniel Budzinski from the Dreamcast podcast, we discussed how to encourage honest and... Read More

Should you be invest in better hiring or in better onboarding?

Should you be invest in better hiring or in better onboarding?
There is a great edition of Hubspot’s The Growth Show which I’ve listed to several times this last month and I wanted share it. It’s with Henry Ward, who is the CEO of eShares and he talks a lot about people, the organization, and how they manage and make decisions. In particular I’ve been intrigued by Henry’s discussion of recruitment success... Read More

Best Diversity Reports : 5 tech companies reviewed

Best Diversity Reports : 5 tech companies reviewed
I was put on the spot myself at Reward Gateway’s April staff conference when I was asked in an on-stage interview if a recent restructure had worsened gender diversity in senior management roles. So I said we’d work on our first official, proper, transparent diversity report at Reward Gateway. We’ll be publishing in shortly over on the main Reward Gateway blog and... Read More

We are not alone – 6 quotes on Company Culture from the world’s best companies.

We are not alone – 6 quotes on Company Culture from the world’s best companies.
We’re not alone in knowing that investing in Company Culture reaps rewards. But who else “gets” Company Culture and what do they say about it? Sometimes people think that Company Culture is foosball tables, free meals and crazy office layouts and perks. But it’s not. Company culture is the output of your values, your brand, your company’s core beliefs, the way you... Read More

Could a CEO’s User Manual help to bridge the trust gap in organizations?

Could a CEO’s User Manual help to bridge the trust gap in organizations?
“Want to know me? Read my user manual” That was the title of this blog post that was shared with me by Adam Bryant at the NY Times New Work Summit conference in March 2016. Adam ran a conference session that really interested me where he discussed the idea of a company “User Manual” that would let employees in on what leaders or executives in the business want and... Read More