Lead By Example

The first skill of a leader

“That’s it Chris, lead by example!” someone shouted at me as I lay, sprawled on the floor with a cricket ball in one hand. Having thrown myself to the right to stop the ball I don’t think I looked particularly skillful or classy, but it worked. I was also a little confused, as the person shouting at me was my Captain. What I’ve realised since is that leadership isn’t about giving instructions, it’s about showing, providing and enabling success. Read More...

Emotion, not Cheapness, makes Startups Succeed

Working in a start-up the question of how we “catch-up” or “stay ahead”, how we keep our product attractive and increase our user base is a daily question. Often we look at are we cheap, competitive. But from looking at how the big “Unicorns” (incredibly successful startups for the uninitiated) get and grow their users it’s obvious being cheap is not the only answer. Being cheap gets people in the door, you get signups of varying quality, but being cheap doesn’t delight people or retain them. Read More...