Book Review: Corporate Rebels By Joost Minnaar and Pim De Morree

Joost Minnaar and Pim De Morree, the corporate rebels who founded Corporate Rebels, have written a book, rightly called, you guessed it, Corporate Rebels. I have been waiting for this book for quite a while. I have been an avid follower of the work of the Rebels on their website (just search for Corporate Rebels … Continue reading Book Review: Corporate Rebels By Joost Minnaar and Pim De Morree

Ease. Is it the new battleground for customers?

I was in the grocery store recently and decided to use the self-scan gun that you can take with you while shopping and do all of the scanning and bagging of your stuff as you pick it up. This is all under the aegis of making it easier for you by saving you time and … Continue reading Ease. Is it the new battleground for customers?

When it comes to experiences, balancing warmth and competence isn’t just about people.

The concept of warmth and competence, the dimensions we humans use to size each other up and decide whether to extend trust and carry on with relationships, was formalized by Susan Fiske of Princeton University fame and has become more popularized by TED star, Amy Cuddy, and Human Brand author, Chris Malone. The idea though … Continue reading When it comes to experiences, balancing warmth and competence isn’t just about people.

Three ways to lead your workplace to be a great place.

How can you make your workplace better? How can you influence a better experience for your employees and/or co-workers? Here are three simple things you can do. Ensure that any “product” you deliver is on time and what was expected and actually brings or contributes to bringing the needed outcomes, whether that "product" is completed … Continue reading Three ways to lead your workplace to be a great place.

A mini-manifesto for changing business for the better…for everyone.

There are companies all over the world doing good yet there are thousands more working hard only to benefit the top brass and/or the investors. Now, while I do not think businesses should renege on their promise to repay investors with their principle and some profit as well, this should not be their only driver. … Continue reading A mini-manifesto for changing business for the better…for everyone.

Congruence and profitability. Strange bedfellows?

Congruence means alignment or harmony. It means things line up and work together like gears whose teeth perfectly mesh. And although this critical alignment is necessary for many things to work properly, nowhere is it more necessary than for a person to act in congruence to their values.  In other words, to be trusted and … Continue reading Congruence and profitability. Strange bedfellows?