Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Great leadership is situational

I can go with this one http://www.growthbusiness.co.uk/entrepreneurs/441911/qualities-of-great-leaders.thtml

" • Telling it like it is. The people who follow you deserve to know what’s going on and will do a better job with the facts at hand. Vision is everything; your team members need to know where they are heading.
Getting something done – fast. Short-term victories can bolster employee resolve. Celebrate these wins and show people that you appreciate their efforts. Make quick decisions – even if they are occasionally wrong!
Making change exciting. Build on short-term gains to help guide employees through change. Once a foundation of trust has been laid, you can distinguish between good ideas that didn’t pan out and those that were ill-conceived. As the saying goes: ‘try to catch someone doing something right’.
Taking risks on people. Focus on getting the right people, but encourage all your employees to go beyond past achievements. Always persuade people to do more – and to be more – than they ever thought possible. "

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Student entrepreneurs on their way to a few million!!

Well Done Luke and co with Scratchface



If you are interested there is more on "flying start" and "Kauffman" in my blog if you put these terms into the search box.

Im so delighted to see this development.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Triple bottom line blog

This looks like a good one http://getsustainable.net/blogfiles/blog.html with links to thing like http://www.shrm.org/hrmagazine/articles/0608/0608fox.asp
there are more via deli.cio.us and google for sure.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Mashups - read; service and creativity!

While you may not be a conscious follower of web2.0 and a lot of the techno babble around the web and technology this little artical presses home the point that in our ever more complex world the ability to pull things together quick and simple or firm and fast, its the mashup in the innovation, entrepreneurial and social communication space that makes life interesting in the start of what is still this new millenium.

"The implementation of innovative Web 2.0 technologies is beginning to change the way businesses interact with their customers, their partners and each other – having profound economic, communal and technological impacts.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a business-driven IT architectural approach that supports integrating a business as linked, repeatable business tasks, or services. These functions may be provided locally, remotely, or via an external system. SOAs effectively build applications out of existing business software. "

"Web 2.0 extends the reach of SOA by making it simple for both business users and less advanced programmers to create or remix their own rich applications and to access services through the web."

SOA Service Orientated Architectures; if only we can do this in all our businesses not just in the techno-IT context, then we our staff, our partner and especially our customers will be happy!

Now lets think about this in the context of the Triple Bottom Line and how to bolt the macro and micro dynamic together?!