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Welcome to 2024.  #leadership #riskmanagement Jan 24, 2024

We believe that 2024 is going to be a tough and unpredictable year – just look at the fact that over half the world goes to the polls to...

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Plotting your own future #careerdevelopment #f futureproofing Dec 19, 2023

We talk a lot about the skills needed in leadership today and emphasise the fact that it is your responsibility to look after your own future. That...

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The CFO got the top job! Dec 07, 2023

 It’s not uncommon for an incumbent CFO to be appointed CEO. From a Board perspective it makes sense – they know the company, they...

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Are we pivoting or just going round in circles? #leadership #operating model #riskmanagement Nov 30, 2023

Are we pivoting or just going round in circles? 

“We’re pivoting to a new strategy” is something that I hear quite a...

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We’ve got a brand-new leadership team! Nov 21, 2023

As companies change their strategies at increasing speed, they are finding that they have to change their leadership teams.  We are...

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Diversity in business – are we looking at it through the wrong lens? Nov 07, 2023

I’ve given a lot of speeches about the evolution of technology in a lot of countries over the years. Almost always, the audience was 90% men....

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Getting the best value from senior leadership coaching Nov 01, 2023

Well the picture may be a bit of a play on words but coaching is something that needs thinking about if you are going to get value.

  1. Coaching can...
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Isn’t it time we stopped worrying about “isms” and just got on with business? #behaviours #leadership #skills Oct 24, 2023

This blog was sparked by articles by Victoria Tomlinson and Steve Herbert on ageism.

Ageism is a problem, like every other form...

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The things that can never happen (and it's the leader's job to find them) Oct 12, 2023

Once again something that “could never happen” has happened, and has unleashed a series of terrible events that have shattered lives...

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We don’t need another hero  Sep 28, 2023

Margaret Heffernan’s excellent provocation in her Financial Times article on leadership asks whether our obsession with leadership is...

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Could AI really destroy humanity? Sep 12, 2023

Among the fears and expectations around AI the big one is that it might destroy humanity.  Unlikely in my view although who...

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Why does AI matter for business leaders Sep 07, 2023

 Some years ago, I published a white paper with research on how Boards were coping with the coming wave of AI.  No one believed the...

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