Let me start with an announcement. It’s finally happening, I’m writing a book. It is still very much a work in progress. However, the working title is …
“It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” ― Steve Jobs Every boo…
Think of the three people in your organization that you consider your top performers. The three people that if they’d tell you they’d quit, they would …
There are all sorts of reasons for managers to dread performance reviews. For one, it’s a lot of work. In many companies it means just in preparation, …
One of the key ideas of Nonviolent Communication is to remove judgmentfrom our language when we want to communicate constructively. I gave an example o…
“Once upon a time people thought the world was flat. But they were wrong. The world is round. Like a pancake.” — Herman Finkers, Dutch comedian Last we…
A year or two ago I read “Creative Selection,” a book that gives some insight into how Apple operated internally during the “golden age” of Steve Jobs.…
For the last 38 weeks I’ve been delighting or potentially annoying you with a Sunday 8am CET email. It’s been a very useful exercise for me, but I’ve n…
Or: why is nobody listening to me!?
A few weeks ago I mentioned MasterClass. Since then there’s one more masterclass I’ve been watching parts of: Armin van Buuren teaches Dance Music. Let…
Some people in my team just seem happy doing what they’re doing. They don’t seem to have the ambition to climb the ladder. They just do their work and …
I’m a big fan of Adrian Cockroft. He’s currently VP of Cloud Strategy at AWS, and previously worked at Netflix. He’s been giving a talk entitled Innova…