‘Monetising’ Problems

By John Worne Not everything can be counted in money, nor should it be - but paradoxically putting a price on a deeply human problem usually helps move things along. Why? Once something intractable is 'monetised' as a "£1m problem"; either in direct spend to fix it or in potential hidden losses and impacts, then … Continue reading ‘Monetising’ Problems

Developing a Growth Mentality: ‘Lean in’ by Sheryl Sandberg

By John Worne An important insight for Specialist-Generalists from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (among a great many others) is Eric Schmidt of Google's advice that only one criterion matters when picking a job - fast growth.  Sandberg writes: 'When companies grow quickly, there are more things to do than people to do them. When companies … Continue reading Developing a Growth Mentality: ‘Lean in’ by Sheryl Sandberg

HBR – Before Confronting a Co-worker…

By John Worne Top tips, here, which I used this week to advise a senior person who was struggling with someone else...  Specialist-Generalists often bridge organisational boundaries and manage many relationships and people - knowing what to tackle and what to leave is a tricky judgement call - but these simple tests aren't bad: Before … Continue reading HBR – Before Confronting a Co-worker…