29 Oct 2018

Author – Jamie Chisholm, Business Development Director, Mitchell Phoenix With the completion of day 5, the Foundations of Management programme is now finished. Having had a month to reflect on the experience, in one word it’s left me with – ‘clarity’, by providing clear and practical frameworks to work…

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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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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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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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27 Sep 2017

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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29 Jun 2017

Hands up those of you who have someone in your team with a BIG personality. OK, that’s most of you. For most of the time these people are great to have around, they bring dynamism, fun, character and drive into the business. These big personalities also bring other influences,…

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07 Jun 2017

It is said that children thrive in a structured environment and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that this is broadly true. Even the so called ‘Happy Clappy’ schools have significant structures around both the happy and the clappy and are rather disciplined about when each should be…

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24 May 2017

During this past year I have been working with several management groups who have been taking their respective companies through a profound change programme. In two of the businesses there is little past evidence of devolved decision making – one has been led by an owner manager and the…

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10 May 2017

In 1916 Henry Fayol published his book – “Administration Industrielle et Générale” – and in 2017, 101 years later, it was brought to my attention by Amanda Epps. Ms Epps brought this to a management seminar as an example of extra-curricular reading around the subject of management and leadership….

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