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Innovation

Innovation is a huge buzz word at the moment. Everywhere you look people are innovating; trying to innovate; or are being told that without innovation their company has no future. So what ...
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Hope for the best, but plan for the worst!

Today, I thought I'd write about contingency as this came up in a project that I was reviewing. Everyone knows that projects can be risky, and usually we add varying degrees of ...
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Dealing with Uncertainty

As Leaders one of our main roles is to deal with uncertainty, to provide leadership and guidance for our teams when the way ahead is not always clear or obvious. This is ...
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Big, Bold and Inspiring Goals

As leaders it is our responsibility to set big, bold goals for our organisations. We need to challenge ourselves and our teams to constantly keep improving, striving to be the best that ...
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Impact of Winning Culture

Nowhere do we see clearer impacts of Winning Culture than in sport, and this week we had a great example, which i thought i would share for discussion. Reading played Arsenal in ...
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Performance Appraisals

As we enter the season of performance appraisals it's important to remember how critical these are to creating a winning culture. If we get these right, then they will really help us ...
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Building a Diverse Organisation.

How do we build a diverse organisation? For me, it all has to start at Corporate. We need a diverse Corporate organisation, if we do not have this, then we are just ...
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Importance of Diversity

Diversity is key to our evolution as it brings new flavors in to our existing mix. Without diversity we can be one dimensional. As a male, white, Yorkshireman I share many traits ...
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Diversity and Inclusion

I have been asked to provide some thoughts on diversity. This is a huge topic, so I thought I would start off by talking about inclusion. I am a strong believer in ...
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Tradition or stagnation.

In practically all companies that I have worked when you ask the question why do we do something the way we do it, you get the answer, “because we’ve always done it ...
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Hero’s and Influences.

I was asked the other day, who was my biggest influence in a leadership context. I thought about it for a couple of minutes and I have to say it’s my father ...
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My first job, success or failure?

My first job straight out of University was as a Production Manager in Textile Wallcovering Factory based in Leeds. We basically produced very expensive wallpaper, where threads were blended and then attached ...
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