In this year of living my identity as a reader, I’ve finally got around to finishing “Narrative Coaching“. Finding it both an impressive resource and a challenging read. But, don’t let that put you off. I’ll share in this book review why it’s worth persisting & a tip to make it easier to access.(more…)
Chatting with a leading light in the Scottish Data Science scene recently, we both agreed that the term DataOps is coming to the fore.
However, a new book “Practical DataOps: delivering agile Data Science at scale” brings to life the need for this specialism. The author, Harvinder Atwal, is well qualified to share on this subject. Harvinder is currently CDO for MoneySupermarket Group. He’s also led analytics & data science development in Lloyds Banking Group & dunnhumby.(more…)
As we all want to avoid the pain of unrequited love, this Valentine’s Day can you spot the signs that your customers are not that into you?
Spotting relationships that are not working is another key aspect of being a more discerning leader. So, for this topical relational content, I’m delighted to welcome back guest blogger, Annette Franz.(more…)
This month, we turn to the topic of being more discerning. Several pieces of recent content have prompted this theme.
In “Digital Minimalism“, Cal Newport encouraged us to be more discerning in our use of time & focus. In “How Charts Lie“, Alberto Cairo encouraged us to be more discerning when reading & sharing Data Visualisations.
So, is that easier or harder to do these days? Why should it matter for us as leaders and in our wider lives? To help kick us off in thinking about this topic, I’m pleased to welcome back guest blogger Tony Boobier.(more…)
Thanks to those who participated in our 2020 reader survey, sharing your feedback on our content.
To achieve that, I seek to share a blend of content. From more technical content keeping pace with the latest developments to timeless leadership wisdom. Together with recommending books & events to help along the way.(more…)
The book in question is the brilliantly timely “How Charts Lie” by Alberto Cairo. Those familiar with the field of Data Visualisation will already know Alberto’s name from either his presentations or his past books “The Truthful Art” & “The Functional Art”.
Alberto is the Knight Chair of Visual Journalism at the University of Miami. How cool a job title is that? With a background in journalism, in this book, he turns his attention to the layperson.(more…)
To provide such a perspective on Values-Based Leadership, I’m delighted to welcome back guest blogger Ian Golding. Rather than focus on some of the more controversial People Management practices, here’s Ian’s take on Amazon as a CX leader.
You may recall that Ian is an internationally recognised CX author, speaker & consultant. He has shared with us previously on the vital need for accountability.(more…)