The Creative Enabler

Leadership: A Mindset For Life Leadership is not about status, hierarchy or boxes on an organisational chart.  It's not the preserve of boardrooms and mega-corporations or the elite few.  It is everywhere. To me leadership is not a role, not a job title, it is a mindset; a way of approaching life both professional and... Continue Reading →

Yes, Captain!

Writing my recent post on strategy and leadership reminded me of a piece I read in 'Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion' by Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin and Robert Cialdini.  An interesting book full of insights and good humour founded on solid ethical research. In it there is a section on captainitis... "...the... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Strategy #5

In this final part of the Spotlight on Strategy series we'll be exploring how bad strategy, group think, zombie boards and ivory tower syndrome can signal downfall for large, apparently successful organisations. Becoming supreme in your industry requires skill and determination; staying there and evolving requires even more. Ivory Tower Syndrome ivory tower: "a state... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Strategy #4

In this part of the Spotlight on Strategy series we'll be exploring how strategy and strategic thinking can be applied to situations where organisations are experiencing distress and turnaround is needed. Thinking strategically when an organisation is under pressure is often assumed by some to be a luxury.  This is far from the case. Taking... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Strategy #3

In this part of the Spotlight on Strategy series we'll be exploring how strategy and strategic thinking can help smaller organisations. Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, here are three key facts regarding smaller businesses: Smaller businesses or SMEs (small to medium enterprises) are usually defined as businesses with less than 250 employees. According... Continue Reading →

It Starts With You

Whilst curating resources for my series of blog posts on Creating Portable Personal Power (more about that in early February), I decided to turn on BBC Radio 2.  A few moments in and on came the Pause For Thought by Abdul-Rehman Malik.  What he said had a spooky connection to what I'm working on. He... Continue Reading →

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