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What is the customer reaction to GDPR telling us about our data culture?

data culture

It’s been several months now since we’ve talked about GDPR, so has it changed your data culture? Having previously shared 2 blog posts on “how to avoid being bitten on the bum by GDPR“. We also shared posts on a GDPR toolkit & final priorities when nearing the deadline. In the run up to GDPR, I helped a few firms understand and audit their GDPR readiness. So, 6 months later.. Read More

Do you need a Data Science Product Manager in your team?

Product Manager

I mentioned in a debrief from the latest Data Leaders Summit, the rise of the Product Manager role within Data Science teams. This was one of a couple of themes that took me by surprise. Over recent years I’ve become used to hearing about need for more Data Engineers or Analysts to complement Data Scientists. But the focus on Product Managers & product development life-cycles was a new one on.. Read More

Avoiding wrong statistics, measure what matters to customers (part 2)

matters to customers

This is part 2 of Gerry Brown’s series on baseball, I mean why you need to measure what matters to customers. As we heard in part 1, it is all too easy to go with crowd and just measure what others businesses value (you can decide if that’s NPS). Gerry’s advice builds on our month of advice about applying analytics. Annette Franz shared why predictive analytics matters for CX leaders… Read More

Don’t neglect the political dimension of applying analytics or insight

political dimension

To complement recent advice from our guest bloggers, let’s consider the political dimension of applying analytics in business. Annette & Peter have shared useful tips on applying analytics for both CX & Marketing. However, unlike the classroom, advancing such use of analytics in business always involves politics. Over the years, as well as protecting technical stars from performance management systems, I have often had to mentor them on politics. There.. Read More

How do you stay calm as a leader? Yoga & Mindfulness apps

yoga & mindfulness

As we share apps that leaders find useful, I’ve been reminded of the benefits of yoga & mindfulness. Both have enabled me to achieve more as an entrepreneur. Leader’s days can all too often be stressful and draining. Long working days, with poor posture (unless you benefit from a standing desk) can leave leader’s bodies suffering. This is especially true when your workload limits means you struggle to find time.. Read More

How to determine the right metrics for innovation, using 5 questions

right metrics for innovation

Continuing our conversation about lessons learnt by leaders, here is one about choosing the right metrics for innovation. It was good to recently reconnect with past guest blogger, Paul Carroll. As you may recall he runs the very useful hub called Insurance Thought Leadership. Anyway, I mentioned to him our recent theme on this blog. Our focus on lessons leaders have learned from experience. Paul suggested this guest blog post.. Read More

Lessons learnt by leaders, from experience, 3 reasons to read more widely

read more widely

As we continue our month focussed on lessons learnt by leaders, from experience, I’ve found 3 reasons to read more widely. Thanks for guest bloggers, Tony Boobier & Annette Franz who has already shared their lessons learnt. In addition to that, you’ve had opportunity to hear about the experience of Norma Dove-Edwin, Martin Squires and Jason Bartram in our audio interviews. More of them to come this year. Having already.. Read More