leadership / managing people

Making a first impression – the perfect handshake #leadership #managing

You do it 15,000 times in you lifetime, but what is the initial impression you leave with the other person? Wimpy-limp wrist. Damp fish and clammy. Overly aggressive. Creepy-hold-on-too-long.  Insincere.  All this conveyed in less than 2 seconds. It has been traditional greeting, a symbol of peace and a key part of business deals for … Continue reading

Psychos in the Boardroom (or Government). Fascinating stats.
leadership / managing people

Psychos in the Boardroom (or Government). Fascinating stats.

Psychopaths lack empathy, are pathological liars, have an enormous sense of self-worth, are impulsive, irresponsible and won’t accept responsibility for their own actions. They make up 1% of the total population, 25% of the criminal population. But do you recognize the traits.  Perhaps in the upper reaches of your corporation or our Governments? The Psy-Fi … Continue reading

The toughest of tests: what businesses can learn from Olympians #bpm #london2012
managing people / process

The toughest of tests: what businesses can learn from Olympians #bpm #london2012

To really excel and beat the competition requires more than a spark of inspiration and talent. It requires focused effort.  The sporting world has shown that, brought into sharp relief when you hear the personal stories of the medallists over the last 2 weeks of the Olympics. Better practice = better performance The coaching and … Continue reading

gen y / made me laugh / managing people

Smart Casual – how to avoid getting frocked up #culture #funny #dresscode

Relaxed, yet professional We at Nimbus are ‘relaxed, yet professional’ and that hasn’t really changed since being acquired by TIBCO. That’s what our staff tell us. That’s what our clients tell us. That’s the exact wording in our company values statement . In the office, from the CEO down we wear jeans, polo shirts and … Continue reading