Leadership lessons from YouTube

This week: technology. Our tutors are James Bond's Q, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the Fonejacker.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

High-tech kit can do wonders for your business, but can also open you up to problems if not handled right – from lost laptops to high-spec company cars getting snared by speed cameras. Instil a sense of responsibility. As Q reminds James Bond as he shows off his new Beemer: ‘You have a license to kill, not to break the traffic laws’.

There are always those out to exploit developments. Improved technology simply means better methods of ripping people off. Like e-mails and phone calls asking for your bank details. Be vigilant. After all, most aren’t as blatant as the crank caller from Fonejacker.

Mobile working has revolutionised the modern concept of work. Why go to the office when you can do the same work from a restaurant? But be sensitive to others. Even if you are putting them out, most people won’t actually show it. And most people aren’t as vocal as Curb’s Larry David.

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