Tag Archives: Leadership

How to be a brilliant leader

I’ve never been on a Leadership course so I have just made it up as I went along. I never really aspired to be a ‘leader’, I wasn’t that interested in climbing  the greasy pole, I just wanted to get things done and make stuff happen. I found out very quickly that you need to […] Read More…

The innovation conundrum

“You must innovate to survive” has become something of a truism in today’s business environment and yet many companies and large organisations are hopeless at innovation. It doesn’t matter how much the leadership team say they are going to innovate or how many team away days, corporate hack-a-thons, suggestion boxes or way-out schemes they try, […] Read More…

A call for heart-centred leadership

I am starting out, rather uncertainly, on a quest. I want to promote heart-centred leadership, intuitive and nurturing in style. I believe this is what the world needs today, to create organisations for the 21st century that release the potential of the people within them rather than trying to define them as narrow functions within […] Read More…

The secret to building a successful business

We know that business life has got more demanding in recent years, as the pace of change gets ever greater and traditional models are disrupted. Companies need to be more agile, flexible, dynamic, responsive, creative, innovative and resilient to survive and grow. They often look to startups, where they perceive the qualities exist, and try […] Read More…

Why should we change our organisations?

There are many sound and compelling business reasons why we should be rehumanising our organisations, putting the people upfront and central to the whole enterprise. When you give people a purpose to work, treat them as whole human beings and trust them with the freedom and autonomy to decide for themselves what to do, there […] Read More…

Have CEOs lost the dressing room?

“Allardyce has lost the dressing room” the headlines screamed. A 5-0 FA Cup exit followed by 6-0 drubbing in the League Cup semi-final, a particularly supine performance, led to speculation that the players had lost confidence in their manager and were no longer playing for him. If true, what happens next is inevitable. He has […] Read More…

Why Product Managers are ‘environmentalists’

No, I don’t mean that they are all eco-warriors, climate activists, tree-huggers or sandal-wearers (although I suspect many are  of a greenish-hue, methodically sorting out the rubbish into the correct bins every week and buying their friends goats for Christmas). I am not referring to the general environment. I mean the specific environment that is […] Read More…