Jul 2020

When we talk about Health and Wellness, what does it mean to you? If you are like most people, it probably means you are free form any serious illnesses and aches, you have a reasonable level of body fitness and you don’t suffer from depression. Do you feel this bar is already set high? Well, let’s try to push it a bit higher even. I run healnlearn.com, where I host a number of we...

Feb 2020

Leadership and business success
When asked, “What’s it like to have the BBC tear your team to shreds on national television?” Mike responded “Honestly, it started off as the worst thing that’s ever happened in my life. Then, it turned into the greatest gift I’ve ever received.” It’s 2007 and Barclays Bank has just hired Mike Amato to lead a team of 30,000 employees across the UK. As Mike is packing his briefcas...

Jan 2020

It may be a bit uncommon for people in strategy to talk about employee engagement and human resources topics. This is because strategy has generally busied itself with models of growth and not so much with people. Allow me to try and make the link. More and more successful companies, like ING (“Empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business”), and Kellogg food (“Nou...

Jan 2020

Author: Zorina Dimitrova The time has come to stop pretending we are different people at work. People do not become rational thinking machines just because they go to work. As a mater of fact, these are exactly the same people who successfully manage their families and their lives, feel emotions, have personal development goals and philosophical pursuits. Dividing our lives into piec...

Jan 2020

Author: Zorina Dimitrova Corporate business kind of mostly goes about growth: grow-grow-grow! But how are we going to get there? I’ve seen a lot of growth strategies that talk about Marketing Strategy, Sales Strategy, Finance Strategy, HR Strategy, all the balanced scorecard parts and all their sub-parts. But none takes into account the development of human capital. On the contrary, w...

Jan 2020

Author: Zorina Dimitrova You must have noticed the subtle but great worldly movement towards doing something with purpose. It is very likely driven by the millennials entering the workforce. People, for whom earning a living is a hygienic minimum and not a point of attachment, unlike it was for previous generations, who were focused on status. The subtle societal change, driven by the...