Leading Insights. Sarah Says…

...part of the Diamond Dozen 2016 series --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr Sarah Yarwood-Lovett talks about management  .  business  .  skills --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elaine...  You have successfully moved from a scientific background into business leadership; both in a corporate setting and as a start-up.  What advice would you give to other scientists and engineers wishing to make a similar... 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 →

Leading Insights. Craig Says…

...part of the Diamond Dozen 2016 series --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr Craig Barson, Focus Product Development talks about innovation  .  teams  .  credibility --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elaine...  It is no secret that you were my first ‘corporate-world’ boss.  Without being cheesy you had a hugely positive impact on me in the early stages of my career.  What advice would... Continue Reading →

Diamond Dozen 2016: Leading Insights

Now that I have introduced you to my Diamond Dozen, it's almost time for their brilliant tips and insights.  Their thoughtful, helpful, honest comments and advice reinforce yet again their Creative Enabler credentials and why they are part of my Diamond Dozen. The word cloud below gives a snapshot of the breadth of subject areas... Continue Reading →

STUPID Leader?

I've worked with many people over the years and I know, at times, I've been far from what you'd call a flawless leader.  In fact, there are a few instances that make me cringe.  Oh, for an H.G.Wells time machine! Despite experience, our better judgement and plenty of empathy we all have our bad days.... Continue Reading →

The Ego Equation

According to the Chambers Pocket Dictionary, the definition of ego is ‘personal pride’ or ‘one’s image of oneself.’ When it comes to leading, having high self esteem and confidence in your abilities are all great characteristics.  Having an ego the size of a house is not. Over the years I have found the following calculation... Continue Reading →

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