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Leadership Lessons From Our Man In Panama...

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...

Posted on Apr 20, 2016

Multi-Stakeholder Teams – Dysfunctional by Design?

I saw an interesting presentation recently from a senior oil industry executive. He described how before a major operational programme, he got the key players together for 2 days rebuilding a children’s playground. Nice bit of teambuilding? Good bit...

Posted on Mar 29, 2016

Data Collection – Informing Decision-Making or Pointless Waste of Time?

I have some sort of in-built deeply-rooted objection to the mindless collection of data by organisations; this happens with organisations of all sizes however there does appear to be some correlation between increasing scale of organisation and the...

Posted on Dec 9, 2015

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...

Posted on Oct 12, 2015

Nothing Focuses the Mind Like Accountability

In last week’s Sunday Times, Katie Glass wrote about what is effectively mob rule on social media where some combination of crowd psychology, group think, anonymity and an absence of verification and accountability leads to personal accusations and...

Posted on Sep 3, 2015

News Flash: Humiliation Ineffective as Motivational Tool

I presented some time ago at an event for the League Managers Association (football for the non-sporty types and soccer for the non-native speakers in the US) at which I was sat next to Gordon Strachan (Scotland Manager for the English…). Now in...

Posted on Aug 15, 2015

Football and Objectivity – Never the most obvious bedfellows…

“If I had an hour to save the world, I’d spend 59 minutes defining the problem and 1 minute solving it.” - Albert Einstein For anyone who has spent the last month on Mars, after extensive in-depth study, research and analysis, a FIFA...

Posted on Feb 27, 2015

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