Friday Focus Archives

  • How Many Meetings Should Your Startup Have?

    If there’s one thing that all modern workers love to hate, it’s meetings. But could this hate for meetings be holding back a business’s success? That’s the question we’ll be discussing on this week’s Friday Focus!   While moaning about meetings is emotionally satisfying, your hatred of regularly scheduled get-togethers could very well be holding back your business. As ...
  • Self-Managing: With Great Freedom Comes Great Responsibility

    This week on Friday Focus we look at what freedom at Frontier means for its team.  Frontier is largely a self-managing organization, we avoid having a rigid hierarchy and are constantly evolving as organizational needs change.    Self-management is not entirely a new phenomenon, earliest examples of it date back to the 1950s. At the core of it ...
  • Are We Really Your Best Choice?

    This week on Friday Focus, we continue to implore more on the “Frontier way”. Here’s why we help all stakeholders make the best choice suited for them.   “Are we really your best choice? Isn’t either X, Y or Z a better option for you? Why don’t you check with them first?” Sometimes we give bizarre responses, like ...
  • Recruitment, The Frontier Way

    This week on Friday Focus we take a look at an article from our own blog on how recruitment works at Frontier. Candidates often ask us what the recruitment process at Frontier is like and whether it is as contrarian as the culture at Frontier.    While specifics for roles differ, the underneath captures what everyone has to ...
  • Energy: The Leader’s Edge

    Human energy is our most critical resource. That’s why this week we’re going to be discussing the HPI Corporate Athlete® model:   In today’s 24/7 world, the constant pressure to perform means organizations ...
  • A Harvard philosopher’s argument for not loving yourself just as you are

    This week on Friday Focus we take an insightful approach into whether choosing to celebrate and love ourselves just the way we are, is a smart choice. Maybe being content with how and what you are, is simply a re-enforcement of habits; negative and positive.   “The common assumption most of us make about the self is that ...
  • The Story of Time Twister

    We’ve narrated it before and here we are re-iterating for the curious: “The story of the Time Twister”. We’re on a mission to save your time and here’s how Time Twister evolved from a simple internal update to your daily dose of time efficient info.    Given how critical it is to be fully informed, before the Local ...
  • Use Subtle Cues to Encourage Better Meetings

    This week on Friday Focus, we look at subtle cues which could encourage the holding of better meetings. Meetings are a necessary evil. But some would say, there’s too many of them. How can you make sure your organization actually ends up with more effective meetings?    Start by collecting data. Use the data you collect to diagnose the ...
  • Want to save time? Write longer e-mails

    This week on Friday Focus we bid adieu to the flashback series and take a look at why writing short e – mails is just old school.  A key rule for e-mail isn’t always keeping it brief, says productivity expert Cal Newport. Here’s why.   He says you should write longer e-mails, ironically in the interest of saving ...
  • 4 New Ways We Are Making Our Reports Time Efficient for You

    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – Time is our most precious resource and this means that we’re all about efficiency! And so, in another installment from our blog, we show you a few of the ways that we try to make our reports more efficient for you!   With regard to our Research, we ...
  • The Rule to Guide All Rules – Week 2

    Last week, we gave you our thoughts on rules in the workplace – specifically, we don’t need to have so many of them! This week, we’ll show you the one rule we do have – No bullying! This is how we view and deal with unacceptable behavior at Frontier.   Unacceptable behavior at Work is viewed in two ...
  • The Rule to Guide All Rules – Week 1

    As a norm we curate and extract from other published articles for Friday Focus. However, this time around, we’ve got a few of our own thoughts extracted from our blog. This is the first of many to come and will explore Frontier’s way of doing things. For many, maintaining law and order requires the existence of ...
  • How to Declutter Your Mind and Unleash Your Willpower by Using “Bright-Line” Rules – Week 2

    Last week, we showed you how you can use bright lines to facilitate change. This week, we’ll see how we can use them to break bad habits and boost your willpower:   right-line rules can be used just as effectively to break bad habits or eliminate old behaviors. My friend Nir Eyal proposes a similar strategy that he calls ...
  • How to Declutter Your Mind and Unleash Your Willpower by Using “Bright-Line” Rules – Week 1

    One way to bring about change is to establish clear rules. In other words, we have to establish “bright lines”. What are bright lines? Well, ……   A bright-line rule refers to a clearly defined rule or standard. It is a rule with clear interpretation and very little wiggle room. It establishes a bright line for what the ...
  • The same behaviors that spell academic success can backfire at work

    Many times, it happens that those who excel in school find difficulty in the workplace. The reason is simple – the behaviors that define academic success just don’t work at work. Here’s a few things that everyone needs to change to be better leaders:   Early in my work as a career coach, I noticed something surprising: The ...