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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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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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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23 Aug 2017

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

“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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29 Mar 2017

When you have difficult decisions to communicate in the coming weeks, remember to: Recognise the continued contribution of the person/group involved – build their confidence and courage Get straight to the point and communicate the decision/bad news. (Demand the utmost of yourselves in this) Demand the utmost of others – by…

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