Here’s a riddle: What’s your biggest asset, AND your biggest potential liability, yet doesn’t appear on your balance sheet? Not exactly the Riddle of the Sphinx is it? The answer is, of course, your people. Here are some of my Read More

Imagine the scene. It’s the early hours of the morning. A young engineer lies awake, unable to sleep because of the excitement. After what seems like an hour of trying to find a comfy position to nod off, he checks Read More

I was working with a pharmaceutical distribution business that needed to innovate, and fast. Drugs were coming off-patent, and industry forces were going to change who made money and how. The MD was worried. He was also frustrated that his Read More

by Andrew Bass  |  Blog, Culture, Innovation, Leadership

Fear is a bigger factor in organizational life than we like to admit, and it works against many of the best-practices that are espoused by leaders and their gurus. Reduce fear, and a lot of good things can happen. To Read More

Marshall Goldsmith titled his best selling coaching book: “What got you here won’t get you there.” The title offers an important reminder for senior executives: the very behaviours which got you successfully promoted can hold you back when you try Read More