18 Startup Mistakes Everyone Should Know About If you have a list of all the things you shouldn’t do, you can turn that into a recipe for succeeding just by negating as written by Paul Graham in his essay. Below you will find the 18 startup mistakes: Single Founder – as a single founder you have almost zero chance of getting funding from Paul Graham. Why? It’s not a coincidence, he says, that founders who succeeded did so as a team of at least two.Bad Location – you can change everything about a house but its location. Likewise, if your startup is in a bad location, you can’t change the nature of that location. Points from essay by Paul Graham, commentary by Anna Vital.
John Drabble (Sydney) - Executive Coach & Facilitator | Stephenson Mansell Highly effective results orientated coach & mentorSkilled at working with teams and individualsAccomplished group facilitatorCEO performance reviewsWorking with senior executives across a range of functions and tailoring programs to suit the specific needs of each client. John is an experienced corporate executive with senior management and board experience across a range of industries, disciplines and geographies. He has worked in the FMCG sector and in financial services in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, with such organisations as Unilever, Mars and AMP. He has over 25 years senior management experience as a functional head, in general management, and as a CEO and Managing Director of both listed and unlisted businesses. John joined Stephenson Mansell Group in 2009 to increasingly devote his energies to executive leadership and development through professional mentoring and coaching. John has extensive experience with Boards – as an executive, coach, Board member and Chairman.
Why Playing with LEGO® is so Important! I know that my desire to get into engineering was significantly influenced by my playing with LEGO® as a child. I loved the space sets and recall many, many hours playing with them. I would build something, play with it, change it, play some more, change it again, etc. I was always tinkering with my designs. It is clear to me that the combination of rules and structure (bricks only connect in certain ways and there are a limited set of parts) along with the flexibility to be creative (there are so many connection combinations) is what engineering is all about. What I have discovered with my continuing LEGO® play (Technics and Mindstorms get most of my attention now - see my LEGO® Development Lab picture below) is that it is process of building something quickly, discovering the strengths and weaknesses of the design, iterating on the design, and tweaking the best concepts, is the best part. This is the way New Product Development should be!
Glenn Dennett (Sydney) - Executive Coach | Stephenson Mansell Executive coaching Leadership developmentSkilled trainer and workshop facilitatorProfessional Services, LegalFMCG Glenn has 25 years corporate experience working in large law firms, multinational corporations and the public sector as a senior commercial lawyer. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in Sydney, Tokyo, Paris, Geneva and New York. Glenn works cross culturally with ease. During his career he has partnered closely with corporate Presidents, Vice-Presidents, CEOs, Directors, and Partners of professional service firms from around the world on a range of corporate and commercial initiatives, compliance programmes, projects and agreements. This has given Glenn a deep understanding of the spectrum of issues facing corporate executives, providing him with a strong grounding for working with senior leaders. Glenn’s approach to coaching is solution-focused and his style is direct but empathetic. Swimming, architecture and olive farming.
Downloads and Links - LEGO SERIOUS PLAY from Rasmussen Consulting Building Systems with LEGO SERIOUS PLAY - take a quick look Download a brochure about the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method Play inceases productivity - TED video WIM conference 2013 download presentation JENNIFER MCALEER (Sydney) - EXECUTIVE COACH & FACILITATOR | Stephenson Mansell Leadership developmentStrategic career planning/transitionAdaptability and resiliencePersonal communication skills With 20 years’ experience as an executive coach and facilitator, Jennifer is uniquely placed to understand the individual ways in which people participate in organisations and how to harness their potential. Jennifer has, deep experience in top-tier financial and professional services industries, working most recently with: MLC, AIM, CBA, Coles Myer, Ernst and Young, NRMA, , Westpac and the NSW Department of Planning & Tourism NSW. Having worked with clients one-on-one and in group facilitation, her involvement in transformational leadership programs reflects the value of her positive impact on the individual and business imperatives. Some of Jennifer’s recent assignments include: With a passion for customised career management at executive and high performance level, Jennifer is a Master Trainer and Coach in Career Strategy programs.
Using Lego Serious Play to explore my PhD research journey | The misadventures of Dr Beech… Today I was lucky enough to get a place on a Lego Serious Play workshop run by David Gauntlett, who uses lego to conduct all kinds of interesting research in Media, Art and Design at the University of Westminster. The aim of the session was to explore the use of Lego as a tool for gathering qualitative data during the research process, as well as reflecting upon my own PhD experiences so far and learning from other people’s experiences. Using Lego for metaphorical modelling David explained that the idea behind Lego Serious Play is that by using a visual aid the participants are encouraged to think about their experiences and opinions and represent them in model form. The idea is that it gives people a new way to express and explore complex subjects and ideas through a creative method. Getting used to building with Lego We started out by building a free form creature, which could be any life form, as realistic or fantastical as you like. Moving from literal to metaphorical modelling
Gillian Turner (Sydney) - Executive Coach & Mentor | Stephenson Mansell Banking & Financial Services, Consulting & Professional Services, FMCGHealthcare, Community Services, Education, and Technology CommercialisationGovernment, Universities, Not-for-profits and Overseas AidInternational and Cross-Cultural Gillian has over twenty five years broad international experience as a senior executive, twenty years as a company director, and has worked professionally as an executive coach & mentor since 2005. Her career has spanned the private and public sector, and included eight years in (two) CEO roles, ten years on a NSW Government Board and three as chair of the National Education Advisory Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Born in England, Gillian moved to Australia in her late teens. Gillian’s coaching & mentoring clients include CEOs, board directors, senior executives, professional specialists and emerging talent. Earlier directorships included Aus Health International, ASX listed Biosignal Ltd, and a number of start-ups.
College Professor Resume Samples The college professor teaches the students, conduct researches and examinations to judge the progress of students from time to time. The college professor is required to report his work to the principal or the head of the department. He makes sure that the environment of his classroom is lively so that the students are interested, he also takes care that he knows all the relevant information that is required to answer the queries of the students if they have any. The interactive sessions are also conducted by him to make sure that the students are confident in that field. The sample college professor resume given below has all the necessary requisites of becoming a successful college professor. The visitors may change the information given in the resume to what suits them. Sample College Professor Resume Harold M. Academic Background Obtained Juries Doctor Degree from the Peter McPherson University, Florida in the year of 1996. Mr. Summary of skills Educational qualification Name: Mr.
Coaching « Rowell and Associates Transformational Coaching Effective Change for Business and Personal Enhancement and Transformation Many high achievers in commerce and life agree on one thing; they recognise the value of having an effective coach. We advocate that executive coaching is not a luxury – rather an essential part in creating a productive workplace and a balanced life. The world is increasingly more complex and changing at an exponential rate. This can often leave us feeling over-whelmed, with little opportunity to assess where we are in life, what outcomes we want and the way for getting there. Coaching is influential in retaining good people within organisations. Rowell & Associates has experience in most sectors of business along with many years of professional practice in training, facilitation, coaching and consulting. Are you getting what you want in all areas of your life? As with most individuals, you may feel you want some support to achieve your goals. Your message was successfully sent.
1. What is your personal and professional background? My formal education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Political Science. My Master’s degree is in Speech-Communication and Sociology. And my Doctorate is in the field of Interpersonal Communication and Psychology. After 15 years of work as a university professor, I founded the Zimmerman Communi-Care Network, Inc. in 1985, a speaking, training, and consulting company … with offices in two states and employees in two countries. In addition to my presentations, I have developed dozens of audio, video, and written materials to reinforce the skills and strategies that I teach. Besides teaching and speaking, I’ve worked in the international import business, a small business that I started, owned and operated in my teenage years. And, of course, I’ve learned a great deal by working with hundreds of organizations, having access to their leaders, and consulting with the top decision makers in business, government, health care, and education.
Storytelling Propels Executive Branding and Job Search You’ve defined your executive brand and unique value proposition. Now how do you use them in job search? Developing stories around your passions, values, key attributes, strengths, and differentiating factors is a powerful strategy to help you communicate your unique promise of value, and help recruiters and hiring decision makers more readily connect with the value you offer over your competition. Everyone loves a well-told story with a happy ending. Storytelling comes into play in your paper/digital and online career marketing communications (resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, Google profile, etc.), as well as in networking and job interviewing. Storytelling development goes by various acronyms, including S-T-A-Rs (Situation – Tasks – Actions – Results) and C-A-Rs (Challenge – Actions – Results). I have my executive clients choose 4-5 (or more) standout contributions, in terms of business value, they’ve made to companies within the past 10-15 years. 1. 2. 3. Related posts:
Lego Serious Play and Business Modelling In the light of upcoming training on combining Lego Serious Play methodology with Business Model Canvas – Serious Play Pro community members have come to ask what is this all about. I suggest that Per Kristiansen and Michel Cloosterman may comment about further practical details, but I will kick off the discussion about the core concepts. Business Model Generation and Lego Serious Play combo There have been a number of attempts to combine visual thinking with other tools. It is probably a fascinating question – what do you get when you put together two visual techniques – come the play: business model canvas and Lego Serious Play! The Essence Several people have tried and tested the combination. During “old times” a group of people brainstormed about the business idea and wrote the top of the creme on a flip-chart or spent days doing internet searches and Excel tweaking to come up with a 30-page business plan that tries to imagine the future. Business Model Canvas Lego Serious Play Related
10 basic guidelines to a high impact executive resume | Alder Koten InstituteAlder Koten Institute By Silvia Flores | Alder Koten A well designed and executed executive resume will tell a very clear explicit story but will also send very compelling implicit messages. Every resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication with both explicit and implicit messages. It should be appropriate to your situation and focused on the story you want to tell. Identify exactly what you want your resume to do and convey before you get started. Here are 10 basic guidelines to building a high impact executive resume. 1 ) Adjectives are empty. Dates, titles, responsibilities and education are part of the explicit side of your story. No one wants to hear you are a quick learner, a team leader or capable of working under pressure. If I did two tours of duty in Iraq defusing road side bombs would I need to tell you that I work well under pressure? Key take away: Avoid the adjectives and provide examples that will implicitly send the message. 2 ) Format is important 3 ) Personal information 4 ) Picture it What