The business leaders taking humanity forward
Over the last three decades, many aspects of our culture have been influenced by the rapid growth of social media, technology and the ground-breaking vision of entrepreneurs. In this climate, we are more likely to pay attention to personalities rather than scientists, with celebrity and wealth being favoured over wisdom and traditional evidence. Indeed, so […]
Yes, leadership isn’t rocket science… but who said rocket scientists make effective leaders?
Leadership is a skill that everyone should learn. Saying “everyone is a leader” sounds like a platitude, but it’s true: you don’t need to be a manager to be a leader. If you do manage a team, however, being an effective leader is even more important. Good leadership is probably the single most important skill […]
How can a young leader be a great leader?
More than ever before, we are seeing young people taking on significant leadership roles. Your employer might have put you on the fast track to leadership. Or if you’re following in the footsteps of someone like Mark Zuckerberg, you may have founded a start-up and successfully grown it. Either way, you will have likely found […]
The secret to building an authentic company
Steve Jobs may have almost made the turtleneck fashionable again, but it was Mark Zuckerberg who really kicked off the “casual clothes in the office” trend. But it wasn’t just the fact that the clothes were casual that stirred things up. It was the fact that the style was so authentic to Zuckerberg. As the line […]
“Companies underestimate the demand for it internally”: former Adage MD on mentoring
Companies that fail to address latent demand for mentoring forego opportunities to improve employee engagement, retention and productivity, amongst both mentees and mentors, according to Heidi Holmes, co-founder of Mentorloop and former MD of mature age jobs board Adage. Launched in 2015, Mentorloop is a cloud-based, mobile-first platform that assists corporates, universities, not-for-profits and government with introducing and […]
A great business idea is only the beginning
There are plenty of people out there with brilliant ideas and concepts.You hear about them every day, pitching to investors or trying to get funding to make their startup dream happen. You see them on TV shows like Shark Tank, trying to convince the judges their idea is the next Uber of… you can fill […]
Net neutrality questioned as Facebook opens Internet.org platform
As it opens up its new Internet.org platform to developers, social media giant Facebook is coming under fire with claims it is compromising the components of net neutrality.