Managing Strategy: 9 Best Practices

Have you ever wondered what strategy leaders think about strategy? A while ago I ran a strategy director’s workshop. Our attendees were from leading companies including Alliance Boots, Carillionm BAe Systems and Dunelm. As part of our work together we identified some...

Business Rocks – David Bowie’s Genius

Given the news earlier this week that David Bowie had sadly passed away, I have decided to repeat a post I wrote in May 2014 about Bowie’s genius… This week’s focus: In the last few weeks I’ve been delving into the brilliant back catalogue of David Bowie. One of...

Pace Is A Leadership Issue

In a couple of month’s time my new book, First and Fast, will be published. My aim with the book is to provide busy executives with practical tools to increase the speed and pace at which their organisations can grow, change and develop. The book includes chapters on...

Business Rocks – The Alignment Magnet

This week’s focus: Now that we’re all into the swing of 2016, and our New Year’s resolutions are starting to fade away, it’s time to think about what you really need to focus on to achieve your goals this year. One of the most underrated, yet critical leadership...

Ready, Steady…. Relax!

There is an interesting article in today’s edition of The Times – at least it’s interesting to men, like me, aged 50 or older! It is called Less Is More: How To Be Fit After 50, and shares a study by Dr Peter Herbert, a 70-year old fitness expert who has found that...