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 #1

This is a brief post to introduce my upcoming Spotlight on Strategy Series. Strategy is an area I’m particularly interested in and I appreciate the value of taking a more strategic approach. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be exploring different scenarios where strategy and strategic thinking are key to positive change and sustainability.... Continue Reading →

Are You Listening To Each Other?

It's a week since I watched the BBC's debate on the Southern Rail strike action.  Hosted by Jo Coburn, it brought together Mike Lynch of the RMT (The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) and Charles Horton of GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway).  Standing side by side you could feel the tension between them. ... Continue Reading →

Using The Power Of Conflict

Attending TEDxLondonBusinessSchool was an inspiring experience which helped spark and clarify several ideas as the day unfolded. To watch the full set of talks please click here... One of my favourites was by Charles Irvine with his human and insightful look at conflict.  I hope you enjoy it too. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Charles Irvine: Conflict as a... Continue Reading →

Leading Insights. Simon Says…

...part of the Diamond Dozen 2016 series --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Simon Bland, Reigate & Banstead BC talks about communication  .  connectivity  .  conflict --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elaine...  You have first-hand experience of moving from a commercial environment into the public sector?  What advice would you give to emerging leaders who are considering making a similar move? Simon...  I’m assuming... Continue Reading →

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