26 Apr 2018
They Did it Themselves

Liverpool 5 Roma 2 Scorelines mark the limit of my understanding of the beautiful game and any further comments or analogies about football must be treated with suspicion. Watching the interviews with the fans, the team members and Jurgen Klopp, I was reminded about one of the universal truths…

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28 Mar 2018
Time to Do As You Please

Possibly the single most common frustration I hear from senior people is that they do not have enough time to achieve what they want to achieve. Just recently I heard the lament, “I even have no time for thinking”. We live in the third or fourth recorded millennium, depending…

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21 Feb 2018
Loyalty - A Sense of Belonging

What do you think about loyalty and how would you describe its essence and therefore value? I am asked, quite regularly, what I think about loyalty and what would I do to engender it within an organisation and find myself uncharacteristically without an opinion that I can commit to….

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24 Jan 2018
I Wonder If You Wonder

And so, it begins, 2018 is upon us and already is living up to its promise as a year of rapid and consequential change. Perhaps unprecedented – this is what I wonder about, just how iconoclastic 2018 will be? What are you thinking? Carillion is about to go down…

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19 Dec 2017
Operating Principles

Principles of Operation are one of the most useful tools the leadership of an organisation can deploy. These principles guide decision making and uphold the cultural values of the business and, in so doing, protect and integrity of the products and services. There are rarely more than a handful…

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30 Nov 2017
The Production of Ideas

My recent work with groups of junior management has revealed a number of insights that I would like to share with you. The first of these concerns their abilities as developing managers. It is my observation that this generation of 25-35 year olds have great facility to learn and…

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26 Oct 2017
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I was asked recently if I had some material on what qualities a CEO should possess, I said that I did and I thought that I would share it more widely with you. We have done a good deal of work in this area and developed a generic Leadership…

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27 Sep 2017
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How many times will history repeat itself? Our human failings seem to be the only constant in a sea of change, technological advances, social change, political upheaval and warfare. While the lessons of history are well documented and available to us all, it seems that we ignore them or…

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23 Aug 2017
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This rather gloomy prediction may not be the most uplifting thing you read today so you will have to draw on some of the special magic that all true managers have, your perseverance and drive. What do I mean by this and how should we respond? I live in…

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26 Jul 2017
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“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz? My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends”. – Janis Joplin, Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth Let’s talk content. I wonder how many hours of your life you have used up sitting through a PowerPoint presentation? Let’s speculate that most…

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