Category Archives: Business

Get out of crisis in 5 steps

We have worked with many individuals teams and organisations that are in crisis.  Sometimes the crisis is public, corporate and unavoidable.  Sometimes they are subtle, drawn out and unrecognised.  Sometimes they feel personal, individual and lonely.  Within all of this … Continue reading

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Maturity in the age of Trump and Brexit

Generally speaking there are five levels of maturity available to us as we grow up.  Most of us make it to either the third or fourth level, a tiny minority get stuck at level one or two or make it … Continue reading

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Obedience is dangerous for organisations

Most of us accept, to a large extent, the indoctrination of obedience that we receive in our youth.  Parents and teachers combine to teach us that doing what we are told is right and good and rewarded and failing to … Continue reading

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Beware the demagogue, my son

There is a fundamental schism in what we consider to be leadership.  On one side we have Bosses and Rulers, whose core motivation is status and on the other we have Authentic Leaders and Visionaries whose core motivation is purpose. … Continue reading

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Change, disruption and adaptability

There was a time for many businesses and other organisations, when the essence of good practice was to develop a way of doing things, get good at doing it that way and repeat, with only minor adjustments.  There was a … Continue reading

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The secret to having it all in business

What would you include on a wish list of business success? Profitability and shareholder returns Commercially reliable and sustainable Successful innovation and change Environmentally and socially positive Regulatory compliance and safe Forward looking with outstanding leadership Collaborative teams and colleagues Great employer reputation Inspiring working … Continue reading

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Why do people follow Trump?

It is an almost binary divide, on the one hand the loyal, even fanatical followers on the other a mystified and increasingly concerned rest of society. Of course it is not just Trump, there have been many examples of popular … Continue reading

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