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Developing Leaders for our connected Economy

Developing Leaders for our connected Economy

              “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the story present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our situation is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” Abraham Lincoln, 1 December […]

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An Excellent Team?

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February 22, 2013

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An Excellent Team?

England’s victory over New Zealand was a great experience to witness at Twickenham on Saturday. I thought the performance was a tremendous example of a team having the ambition and commitment to proactively engage with the competition and the talent and architecture to execute this successfully.   Gareth Jones, a […]

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Raising Collaboration & Performance

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February 22, 2013

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Raising Collaboration & Performance

  Michael Schrage’s recent Harvard Business Review Blog highlighted both barriers to cross enterprise collaboration and ideas such as internal competitions to overcome these challenges. Over my career in the Royal Air Force, in a very large global consulting firm and then in a smaller firm, I have been surprised […]

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Developing First Line Supervisors

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February 11, 2013

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Leadership

Do you set out to grow supervisors and future leaders in your Enterprise or do you “buy-in” top Leadership when vacancies in the C suite occur and expect Supervisors to develop their Management and Leadership Skills “on the job” with negligible training or coaching?  Is there a collective sense of […]

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Global & Local Agility without Hubris

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February 11, 2013

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In the last week I have been provoked to think about two dimensions of enterprise performance:   1.Encouraging enterprise ambition while limiting the risks from Hubris amongst the leaders 2.The balance between acting globally and being locally agile   The Economist Article “Davos Man and his defects” comments on the […]

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