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Vanity Unfair

Many commentators think that we are facing a narcissism epidemic fueled by the internet, instant celebrity, easy credit and cultural pressures that impact us on a daily basis. There is even a prevailing myth it seems that has made us tolerate or even encourage narcissism – that somehow it is a function of high self-esteem – no bad thing right? A little narcissism is healthy and perhaps you...

Me, Myself and I

In business, the secret to effectively leading collaboration with others is finding a middle ground between too much and too little team think, where leaders encourage, enable and oversee workplace collaboration rather than simply ask for it to happen. For many of us, assignments that require input from multiple people, or brainstorming sessions where the group decides a matter, are generally...

Wood for the Trees

A famous line from Alice in Wonderland is “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there” and here at Optimize we think it’s pretty important that you know where you are going as an organization. You need a vision – a description of what the organization needs to look like in the future. Coming up with a vision that the organization can subscribe to takes a...