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March 19, 2019

I cannot speak on behalf of the world's women. However, I am most definitely a woman and that gives me a fair right to share some practical ways in which you can help to encourage diversity of all kinds in your workplace. But why would you? Well because you are a good...

February 5, 2019

Remote working will not work unless you make an effort to change yourself, your leadership style and the way you judge success.

If you don’t establish trust and agreed protocols, people will feel the need to make up reasons for working remotely. They’ll be compelled to...

February 26, 2018

If you get nervous about speaking in large groups, you’re not alone. We all feel like that from time-to-time. However, you’re probably missing out on some great opportunities and being overlooked as a result.

If you could imagine your dread as a mass, how big would it b...

January 1, 2018

I met a CEO last week, who looked me in the eye as he shook my hand. Not too firmly as to intimidate me and not as if he was holding a little flower. He asked me briefly about my day, we had a little 'chit chat'. I then I asked him to tell me a bit about his journey an...

April 24, 2017

Are you struggling to be heard? Do you know what needs to be done, but nobody is doing it? Maybe you need to change your approach.

Since learning some valuable lessons, through running large teams and my own business, I’ve noticed some common traits between employees wh...

March 29, 2017

You're told to fail fast

Do things that don’t scale

It is true, to an extent. But our aim isn't to fail.

It is to make the cost of failure cheaper. This is so that decisions are quicker and you can find the type of product market fit that leads to rapid and sustainable gr...

November 4, 2016

You are not a mini-CEO. There is no responsibility for cash flow, invoicing, payroll and a myriad of other responsibilities that come with such a role.

You are not a project manager. You don’t just shuffle tasks around and report on them being completed.

You are not the...

October 21, 2016

If we are honest, we don’t want to fail. It sucks.

We don’t train for a race, only to hope we fall over at the first hurdle instead of making it to the finish line and possibly winning.

“At least you fell over before you used too much energy eh?” Said nobody ever.

In orde...

October 13, 2016

By Inci Kaylan Drerup
Principal Lead, Digital and Thought-Leadership & Social Engagement Manager Ampersand International

As part of a new series, Ampersand International is interviewing digital leaders from around the world about their digital vision and the challenges...

October 2, 2016

It's easy to get caught up in a feature race when new competitors come along. Comparing their ability to sort by popularity versus your ability to plot on a map. The seemingly endless list of things they are now doing after launching 5 minutes ago, that take you months...

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