29 Aug 2018
Foundations of Management

Having recently joined Mitchell Phoenix, I enrolled onto the Foundations of Management programme to achieve a deeper understanding of the way it works, the content and observe Kevin’s delivery style along with the delegate response and interaction. Beyond that, how much more would I actually learn about the fine…

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30 Jul 2018
Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas, a Welshman, has won the 115th edition of the Tour de France. He was the strongest rider of the strongest team, compliant with the rules, tested every day (sometimes twice a day) for illegal drug usage and managed it all as one of the most popular riders…

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27 Jun 2018

Lack of time is the universal excuse, used by all from the great and the good, to your children. (They may be there same people). It is also universally acceptable for the very simple reason that everyone uses it and accepts it. Your Boss and his or her Boss…

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26 Apr 2018

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

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

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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