Holacracy or Anarchy? Zappos does Punk Rock

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Posted by David Green, Business Development Director | Leadership, Talent management
Posted on January 13th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

2014 was only into its third day when I learnt my first new word of the year.

That word was ‘Holacracy’ and it appeared in The Washington Post as part of an article revealing how Amazon owned on-line retailer Zappos has decided to restructure under a new ‘radical’ organisational model. Read full post

Five New Year’s Resolutions Every Leader Should Make (HBR Blog)

Posted by Dr Graeme Codrington, Co-founder and international partner of TomorrowToday | Leadership
Posted on January 8th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

As we head into a new year, an article on the Harvard Business Review blog network caught my eye. It went beyond those pithy list type emails and Facebook status updates you get at this time of year, with some real insight backed by research. The focus is on five key actions leaders can take to make a real difference in their organisations, especially with regards to talent development. Read full post

Marissa Mayer breaks another HR taboo, but is she right to do so?

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Posted by David Green, Business Development Director | Leadership, Talent management
Posted on November 20th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Marissa Mayer doesn’t do subtle and she certainly doesn’t do HR niceties.

Since taking over as CEO of Yahoo in July 2013, Mayer has become one of the most talked about business leaders on the planet.

Steering the fallen technology titanic on the right course has been no easy task, but with Mayer at the wheel the company has thus far navigated itself away from the many icebergs in its path. Read full post

Why Sir Alex Ferguson Was Such A Successful Manager

Posted by Paul Adlam, MD and owner of Construction industry company and keen student of the future of work, TomorrowToday writer | Leadership, Succession Planning
Posted on May 17th, 2013 at 9:24 am

Whether or not you are a Manchester United fan, it would be difficult to argue with the fact that as a business this football club has been massively successful, to say nothing of their success as a sports team. In light of Sir Alex’s recent announcement of retirement, I think one must reflect on what qualities he has that have made him the legend that indeed he has become in sports management circles. Managers and leaders of business could certainly take a lesson or two from Sir Alex, who claims that his childhood in Glasgow was more useful in learning about life and how to manage it, than any MBA from Harvard could have been. Read full post

Illuminating future leadership capability and aligning it to succession

Posted by Simon Lythgoe, Head of Marketing | Leadership, Succession Planning
Posted on May 1st, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Ahead of the Ochre House Think Tank Illuminating future leadership capability and aligning it to succession in Hong Kong on the 22nd May, we I thought it would be useful to outline some of the salient points being discussed: Read full post

Lessons from the Titanic for future focused leaders

Posted by Dean van Leeuwen, co-founder and CEO of TomorrowToday UK & Europe, speaker, consultant and Chief Intellectual Adventure | Leadership
Posted on December 3rd, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Have you ever wondered what you would do differently if you were a leader on the historic voyage of the Titanic? A century later we are still gripped by the tragedy, the horrors and even the romance of the loss. It was a shocking catastrophe that cost 1,514 lives. Read full post

11 Things Smart Leaders Know, Do and Live

Posted by Keith Coats, Co-Founder of TomorrowToday South Africa | Leadership
Posted on September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 am

Charlie Parker, a genius when it comes to the saxophone, once said, “Jazz comes from who you are, where you’ve been, what you’ve done. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn.”

Charlie was spot-on – at least when it comes to leadership… I wouldn’t know about jazz!
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Think you’re always a great leader? I’ve got bad news: you’re probably not

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Posted by Jamie Betts - Solutions Consultant | Leadership
Posted on August 24th, 2012 at 9:10 am

Ah, great leaders. Don’t you just love them? So inspirational, dynamic, charming, ruthless, precise, caring, strategic, logical, grounded, calculating, visionary, intellectual, collaborative, high-flying and down-to-earth. Oh wait. It’s impossible to be all of those things without dying of cognitive dissonance or being schizophrenic. So where does that leave us?
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‘The Zoo versus The Wild’ approach to diversity

Posted by Dr Graeme Codrington, Co-founder and international partner of TomorrowToday | Leadership
Posted on May 9th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

One of the most significant leadership issues in the 21st century is going to be the issue of diversity. Because it’s not just about ensuring the requisite numbers of women and ethnic minorities at various levels within your organisation. It’s about engaging with difference, and using that engagement to enhance your business success.
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Chelsea prove that Talent is unpredictable

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Posted by Damien Stork - Director | Leadership
Posted on May 2nd, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Interims and contractors can have a hugely positive impact in achieving results or indeed setting strategy.  Perhaps the most stark example was when Steve Jobs re-joined Apple as interim CEO, but in my own small World, watching Roberto Di Matteo re-design and re-motivate the Chelsea team to the brink of their greatest season in history… is significantly more exciting! Ok, perhaps I am biased.
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