Why we must stand strong on demanding encryption with no back doors.

Why we must stand strong on demanding encryption with no back doors.
Terrorism is a terrible thing. Violence of any kind is a terrible thing. Fundamentalism and the imposition of one person’s beliefs on another with the threat or action of violence is a terrible thing. Terrible things make us frightened, and when we’re frightened we either run or we kick back. Fight or flight is a basic instinct. A debate is heating up on... Read More

4 business phrases we should stop using because they are spiteful and demeaning

4 business phrases we should stop using because they are spiteful and demeaning
I’ve been meaning to write this article for ages and it was a post on HR Grapevine that I read this morning that made me write it now – it was a contravention of issue number 2. It’s interesting that three of my 4 HR / employee communications / business irritants are connected with people leaving an organization and I... Read More

Without employee engagement, you’ll have less innovation. Here’s why.

Without employee engagement, you’ll have less innovation. Here’s why.
Innovation is “personally expensive”. I realised that after seeing an incredible keynote by Dr Brené Brown, an incredible woman who has spent her life and career studying shame and vulnerability and its effects on people. Brent is quite a woman – she has a Ted Talk that went viral and has had 6 million views at the time of me writing this.... Read More

Everything has a price, as a leader it’s all about choosing where you spend what.

Everything has a price, as a leader it’s all about choosing where you spend what.
I’ve been thinking a lot about prioritizing lately. One of my biggest challenges in leading the employee engagement business, Reward Gateway, is always deciding what is important and what is urgent for us as a business and a team. Working with lots of creative, innovative, passionate and engaged people means that every day is filled with opinion, suggestion, ideas and challenging... Read More

“There is no reason to do sh*t you hate”

“There is no reason to do sh*t you hate”
Gary Vaynerchuck is a social media, marketing 2.0 legend. He’s a furiously hard working hustler and he has a mouth like a sewer. At Reward Gateway, we love him. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard him say the words employee engagement, but it’s obvious that he knows more about employee engagement and customer engagement than most people will ever know. He’s a... Read More