Knives, tell them well – @thisisseth

Seth Godin on knives: “Cooks know that a sharp knife is less likely to cause injury, because it goes where you point it. It does what you tell it to do, which means you can focus on what you want the outcome to be. The challenge of a sharp knife is that it puts ever […]

The jobs only you can do – @thisissethsblog

A great observation by Seth Godin: “One of the milestones every entrepreneur passes is when she stops thinking of people she hires as expensive (“I could do that job for free”) and starts thinking of them as cheap (“This frees me up to do something more profitable.”)” The rest, here.

Echoes through time: Do not press an enemy at bay

“Do not press An enemy at bay.” Sun-Tzu (551 – 496 BC), The Art of War

Working from home infographic

Here’s an interesting infographic from telecommuting recruitment specialists staff.com:

The four horsemen of Mediocrity – Seth Godin

Seth suggests: Deniability Helplessness Contempt Fear … all too familiar in organisations around the world. Read more, here.

Technology, jobs, education and government – The Economist

Another essential article in last week’s Economist discusses the scale of the coming impact as technology impacts the world of work as never before. Anyone interested in strategic planning and/or government policy will get value from this.  It does a great job of pulling together recognised strands: how technology is now impacting “white collar” jobs […]

Empowering @projectline’s people

An interesting piece on Inc.com about how Projectline empowers its staff to take ownership of their development. In a nutshell, each person has an annual budget of $1,500 and agrees how to spend it with their line manager: anything from buying books to studying for a degree.  You could argue that this is nothing new […]

Empowering @projectline's people

An interesting piece on Inc.com about how Projectline empowers its staff to take ownership of their development. In a nutshell, each person has an annual budget of $1,500 and agrees how to spend it with their line manager: anything from buying books to studying for a degree.  You could argue that this is nothing new […]

Interim Contracts

Life can be fraught for anyone on the sovereign professional path.  Issues around legal status and contracts are a regular headache and interim managers – whose status is too often an unnecessarily grey area in the minds of hirers, commentators and tax collectors – suffer particularly badly. This should help.  The Institute of Interim Management […]

Mind of a Freelancer

HP Business Answers, via 365 Addison Avenue, has this great infographic on freelancers. Matthew’s angle is how valuable a resource freelancers can be for fast-growing small businesses: they are agile, flexible and can bring short-term “point solutions” of experience and skill that a smaller business couldn’t afford or want on a permanent basis.  It brings […]

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