The Magic of 30-Minute Meetings

Change the standard meeting time from 1 hour to 30 minutes. Compressed time. The advantages are obvious: everyone saves time and money. You will need these “get to the most critical point fast” skills — and the courage to use them — if you are going to make the most of your time. You need to be…

these 5 minutes matter…

Change your team meeting duration to 25 or 55 minutes, the 5 minutes buffer will ensure an on time start. Companies win through collaboration, bringing diverse talent together and solving the most relevant business challenges. Global matrix organizations, powered by video conferencing and collaborative tools are creating an increasingly competitive market. Meetings are the magical…

Want to win? Grow piles of options

The only way to be sure that you and your team made the right decision is when you started off looking at all the options. That’s right, all the options. Those are not the obvious first three to five, but could be hundreds of options. Daimler AG launches a new cloud platform for data-driven innovation…

Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable… Erik Hiep

Last summer my son graduated at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He went to Johannesburg for an internship at a big corporation, came back and told me: “Dad, I am 21 and I am not going to sit in an office behind a screen for the rest of my life… “ “I need…

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff – Vision and Values

Marc Benioff steered Salesforce to stellar success through “V2MOM.” which stands for vision and values (V2) combined with methods, obstacles, and measures (MOM). It’s shorthand for their fundamental business processes: Vision: Defines what you want to do or achieve. Values: Principles and beliefs that help you pursue the vision. Methods: Actions and steps to take…

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella focuses on these three traits

In this QZ article Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft shares what he looks for in leadership talent: #1: The ability to create clarity when none exists This is “the most important attribute that any leader needs to have—and it is often underestimated,” said Nadella. “You don’t need a leader when everything is well defined and…