Employee Enragement and VIP Leaders

  Employee engagement has, over the past 20 years, become a mainstay of the management lexicon and the mainstream aspiration of many Boards.  The more enlightened employers even endeavour to create an ‘engaging’ environment proactively! The conventional wisdom is there are 2 levels – “engaged” and “disengaged” but in reality there is a 3rd, very … Continue reading

Why Organisations Fail

In the following excerpt from his forthcoming book, Cloud Associate and Friend, Stavros Baroutas, explores why organisations fail. Why organisations fail After the financial crisis of 2008, or even a few years before the crisis, most of the organisations were unable to undertake great challenges or changes within the market (for instance, the textile and … Continue reading

Has your idea got the X Factor?

Reality television shows such as the X Factor and Britain / America’s Got Talent are great at developing entertainers but who’s helping the entrepreneurs? At Cloud, we’re convinced there’s a whole untapped body of latent talent in every community and society in every country and we’re determined to realise that potential with you. Got a … Continue reading

Cup Winning Architects

Like it or not, football is one of the most popular and followed sports on the globe today. Inside that esoteric lexicon and labyrinth of rules; regulations and metalanguage, there are many lessons for the business Architect too. Formation: The formation of a football team is dynamic.  The manager will look at the strengths of … Continue reading