I used to make computer games and back then we had a saying about project management: ‘you can have any two of fast, cheap or good.’ It’s a choice that most people don’t want to make.[Read more…] about Fast, cheap or good: choose two
Employee engagement matters. Yet, only 15 percent of employees are actually engaged in the workplace, according to Gallup.
A demotivated, disengaged team member is less creative and less productive. Worse, cynicism and disillusionment are contagious, leading to higher staff turnover and dysfunctional teams.[Read more…] about Employee engagement: 11 quick wins you can do today
If you want to know why computer games are the way they are today, you need to study the games of the past. See how nearly 70 years of games history has shaped today’s games.[Read more…] about The secret history of computer games
I was in Florida to complete my private pilot’s licence but also to get some NASA leadership lessons and management insights.
My first visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center began, appropriately enough in the air.
A voice crackled over the radio: “Orlando Approach, 120 Foxtrot Tango, you are cleared for the space coast tour, contact NASA Tower on 126.2.”
At 1,500 feet at the controls of a Piper Warrior, I flew North past the launch pads, the vast vehicle assembly building and then down the almost endless Shuttle landing runway .
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the sunlight sparkled on the water on both sides of the cape. It was an impressive, even awesome, sight.[Read more…] about Yes, this is rocket science: leadership lessons from NASA
Sarah’s team was facing a team productivity crisis. She was responsible for a big launch event at an upcoming trade show: colleagues to wrangle, suppliers to manage, finances to sort out, floor space to book and a thousand other things to do.[Read more…] about Team productivity: How to crack the whip without leaving a mark
Most people don’t want to be managers. Only one in three American workers actually aspires to a leadership role and only seven percent want to get into the boardroom, according to a recent survey. Being a manage is no picnic. But perhaps it would be more palatable if people could learn to take a holiday at work.[Read more…] about Take a holiday at work