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5 tips, to spot the AI jobs you should avoid, in 2018

As we focus more on Data Science this month, let’s consider AI jobs. There has been much media debate on whether or not the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will take away jobs or create new ones. Pessimists & optimists have battled it out, all the way from the uniformed to the late great Prof Stephen Hawking. So, to shed some light, on the topic of AI jobs, and considerations.. Read More

Role Definition Workshops – from tasks to the roles needed (part 2)

This is part 2 of guest blogger, Hanne Sorteberg’s, series on Role Definition Workshops. I hope part 1 was useful to you. In this post, Hanne goes on to explain how to get from your long list of tasks, to the roles you need. As we start a month, focussed on Data Science, organising teams into the roles needed, is as relevant as ever. We have seen, in both Hanne’s.. Read More

Role Definition Workshops, a simple method to tune your team

Continuing our focus on designing your team, have you used role definition workshops? It’s not an approach that I’ve used before. But, I’m delighted to welcome back, guest blogger Hanne Sorteberg, to share her experience. She has so much advice to share, this is the first of another two-part series. Talking to Hanne, about these blog posts, I was impressed how this approach has worked for her, in very different.. Read More

Loving your team, how can you do that as a leader?

On this most romantic of days, have your thoughts turned to how you could express loving your team? Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers (or Ash Wednesday, if you’re more focussed on the start of Lent). However you celebrate today, I hope you can enjoy it & also have time to reflect. Please don’t misunderstand the title of this post, I am not talking about romantic engagement with your.. Read More

How to manage virtual teams well, using 6 key leadership behaviours

Sitting in the comfortable coffee lounge, of a modern glass skyscraper in Canary Wharf, our conversation turned to virtual teams across India. Despite an enviable view across London, the challenges of my guest stretched across the world. He sighed as I raised the topics of how to get virtual teams to work together effectively. It seems his challenges are all too common. As I speak with analytics & insight leaders,.. Read More

Designing analytics teams, some options and advice to consider

Many of my recent ‘coffee conversations’, with leaders, have focussed on designing analytics teams. It sounds like many of you are wrestling, with how to design & resource the team you need, for 2018 and beyond. For that reason, as the days begin to lengthen & we can start to dream of spring, we will focus on teams. Our theme for this month is designing and developing your teams. In.. Read More

Agreeing the right goals for you, within performance management

Over a very pleasant bottle of Soave, I was delighted to hear, that my lunch guest, was agreeing the right goals for them this year. It was even better to hear that our past posts, on a system for goal setting & recommended goals, had helped him. But chatting with other leaders across London, over the last couple of days, has reminded me how tricky this can be. Most work.. Read More