Sam Allardyce to run for Parliament?

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It’s as if it was meant to be. David Cameron resigns triggering a by-election. Sam Allardyce loses his job (sorry – my mistake – consciously uncouples by mutual agreement). The Witney selection committee is surely not required. Now I’m going to hold...

Leadership in 2016: A Girls' World?

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I recently met a woman whose strapline might well be ‘it’s a girls’ world’; it was certainly a phrase she used a lot, although in fairness to her, I should point out normally in the context of her daughters. However recent political events have...

The Miliband Moment

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For a team and organisational performance professional , Labour’s current challenges are not limited to politics and personalities; other barriers to organisational effectiveness are equally significant. The ultimate measure of...

Leadership Lessons From Our Man In Panama...

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The internet and social media have transformed accessibility of information shifting the balance of power in many situations where a power gradient was predicated on knowledge asymmetry. Consumers are now better informed with more options than ever...

Senior Leadership Teams – Designed to Fail?

People sit on senior leadership teams (SLTs) ‘wearing 2 hats’ simultaneously. On the one hand, they are invariably the ‘heads of something’. Each is the senior person representing a business unit or support function. However they are simultaneously...

Authenticity

If in the widest sense, leadership is something to do with others choosing to follow you, then it seems self-evident to me that one quality which is almost a pre-requisite for leaders is authenticity – you have to stand for something, and your...