You have to do what a manager tells you. But you follow a leader because you want to.
A manager has the formal authority to demand obedience.
A leaders power is informal – she stimulates, convinces and inspires people to follow her. Read more »
Around a year ago this guy turned up. I’ve learned a hell of a lot from him about doing my job as CEO of a fast growing company and I’m hoping to find the time to write more about some of that. But I’ll start with one of the most important lessons I’ve learned, and that’s a lesson about Internal Comms. Read more »
Back when I launched KashFlow, my online accounting software business, the phrase “software as a service” hadn’t been coined yet. The recently popular catchall phrase ‘cloud computing’, now frantically highlighted in every marketeer’s notebook, was practically unheard of. iPhones didn’t even exist yet. Read more »
I had a realisation recently that other founders – especially those of a technical bent – might be able to relate to.
I’d just spent a whole day in various meetings. As I left for the day and realised my laptop hadn’t even left my man bag I said “I don’t know why I bothered bringing it in, I haven’t done any work today.” Read more »
KashFlow has been going a good few years now and there are over 20 of us here. But we’re still very much a start-up in terms of our culture, the way we work, and the things we’re working on. Read more »