Easter is upon us. There are many traditions associated with Easter. One of the oddest ones occurred in medieval times: A festival of ‘egg-throwing’ was held in church. The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys, and then tossed from one choir boy to the next. When the clock struck 12, whoever held the egg, was the winner and got to keep the egg. We don’t know how many eggs you will be able to keep this year but we know that you should not toss these important reads of the week.
Accenture reveals the 2016 top banking trends. “Consumers are unforgiving when their bank and credit union does not know them, look out for them and reward them.”
In praise of small: Acting small allows brands to move with real speed. There are number of direct benefits that with this. Teams are able to experiment and get real feedback quicker and adapt and evolve their thinking. It allows a brand, and the organizational culture behind it, to move as fast as the world around it. As Jack Welch of GE famously said: “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”
Speaking of Jack Welch, read of the week is how GE exorcised the ghost of Jack Welch and became a 124-year old startup. Maybe more inspiration for the keynote?
Three degrees of separation and the compassionate leader. “Compassionate leadership means stepping into the space of connections and relationships. It means bringing those connection points a degree or two closer.”
A great reflection on Why we work. Are we satisfied and trapped at the same time? “I being to understand the nature of the trouble I’m having communicating to my parents precisely why what I’m doing appeals to me. They are asking about a job. I am thinking about identity, community, purpose – the things that provide meaning and motivation. I am talking about my life.”