Going from merely a buzzword to something requiring a strategic road map, organisations need to figure out how to retain and keep millennials engaged. More importantly though, they’ll need to put an emphasis on how they communicate their values and define their culture.
Is your smartphone within reach while you’re working to solve a difficult problem? Do you keep it on the table when you’re meeting clients? Combining her research into leadership with studies about smartphone use in the workplace, Templar consultant Carolina Perez Sanz, shows how we lose the ability to focus, suffer a decline in cognitive performance and most importantly, become untrustworthy to colleagues and clients.
Business Brain is a think tank we’ve been running for the past two years where we discuss and explore topics on leadership, diversity, performance and neuroscience. Roundtable events take place regularly in London and New York but last month saw the inaugural Business Brain event in Sydney, Australia.
This week we revisit Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer and look at how the famous expedition 100 years ago still manages to provide great insight for leaders and managers today.
You don’t have to wait for a “big event” to use a story. Less dramatic opportunities appear all the time in the workplace. Whether it’s at your weekly team meeting, a town hall or a crucial 1:1, stories can help you deliver key messages and demonstrate your leadership chops.