Posted by Pete Johns

learn something new every day

learn something new every day

learn something new every day. we’ve all heard that phrase, we’ve all probably said it ourselves. however, my guess is most people have usually said it to someone else. dishing out some sage advice to a friend in need and hoping that we capture the spirit of the wise and serene old-timer. imagining our friend … Continue reading

what does innovation mean to you?

what does innovation mean to you?

it’s question time. i’d love to get some comments from you in response to the simple question: what is innovation? it seems to me that a lot of the discussion about innovation leaps around a lot, with conversations and content on the subject covering loads of things like: startups organisational development new product development change management … Continue reading

books: why?

books: why?

i want to ask a simple question. why do we still think ‘books’? recently i heard a story about a meeting where senior managers were referring to pbooks and ebooks. someone in the meeting piped up with a valid comment: ‘excuse me but what on earth is a pbook?’ answer from  colleagues was ‘oh, it’s … Continue reading

what motivates us?

what motivates us?

one of my favourite RSA Animate videos that everyone responsible for motivating people should take a look at. nice to hear aussie diamonds Atlassian referenced too, rather than the standard ‘let’s just use Google as an example’ approach! happy friday everyone!

the perfect job interview…?

the perfect job interview…?

over the past two weeks i’ve been having a number of job interviews and it’s been a very interesting experience. some i have enjoyed thoroughly. some i have found rather bemusing. whilst mulling over the difference in how i felt after each interview, i started to formulate an idea about what makes the the perfect job … Continue reading

stop talking. start listening. get selling.

stop talking. start listening. get selling.

having been on all sides of the sales process, the one thing that drives me more crazy than anything else is a salesperson that tells you about them rather than asks about you. this video perfectly demonstrates what happens when you don’t ask, listen and care about the person you are talking to. my oh my it’s … Continue reading

stop the busy work and make an impact

stop the busy work and make an impact

over the past 3 weeks i have been almost completely absorbed by 2 things: football* finding the right new job on the football front i have seen my beloved Oxford United plummet out of the play-off places and have a disappointing end to the season. do i not like that. on the job front i … Continue reading

enterprise 2.0 – calculating ROI

enterprise 2.0 – calculating ROI

i just wanted to share this with you quickly. it’s a nice infographic with some clear points around the benefits of enterprise 2.0 relating to the key areas of employee engagement, retention and sales performance. gotta love an infographic!

DO innovation, don’t just SAY it!

DO innovation, don’t just SAY it!

how on earth does a business actually BE innovative? it seems like every organisation out there right now is saying thay are innovative. but i just don’t see it. recently i had the 2012 Australian Management Capability Index land on my desk and this showed innovation way down in ninth place on the results table. … Continue reading