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Are you busy? Are you really busy? Are you too busy? Then you probably can’t afford the time to read this – have a great day anyway. Sustainable change? There’s no such thing. We need to be constantly changing, innovating, moving forward and thinking differently. To do this we need capacity. What are you busy […]

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Big to small technique Most of the tasks when navigating a Chinook helicopter would involve locating a 6 or even 8 figure grid reference on an Ordnance Survey map (or similar) to pick up or drop off some ‘customers’ e.g. troops. In some cases the mission would be to arrive at this destination, day or […]

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Time is money? Time is fuel! We’ve all heard the adage ‘time is money’ – but it doesn’t make sense to me. Money is something we can get more of, it is something we can lose, it is a variable. Time is a constant…I can guarantee you that you will have 24 hours tomorrow; and […]

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The top two areas board directors say their CEO’s need to work on are “mentoring skills/developing internal talent” and “sharing leadership/delegation skills.”   According to Professor Larcker, “the high ranking of these areas among board respondents shows a real recognition of the importance of the talent bench.”  Larcker believes “boards are placing a keener focus […]

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The Definition of Coaching   My preferred definition of coaching is from Julie Starr’s ‘The Coaching Manual’: “From early forms of transportation i.e. stagecoach or rail coach, the word coaching literally means to transport someone from one place to another. One thing that all forms of coaching seem to have in common is that people […]

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According to the 2013 Stanford Business Executive Coaching Survey there is a “Shortage of advice at the top”.   Nearly 66% of CEOs do not receive coaching or leadership advice from outside consultants or coaches, while 100% of them stated that they are receptive to making changes based on feedback. The Stanford Executive Coaching Survey  […]

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In his article ‘Secrets of the Superbosses’, Sydney Finkelstein argues that the one activity that distinguishes business icons from their peers is their ability to grow talent: Read the full article ‘Secrets of the Superbosses’ – Harvard Business Review Jan/Feb 2016 Smart organisations have a mature attitude and approach to leadership and talent development; ensuring […]

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Do you know what’s special about you? Do you know what your quality is…and how you’re marketing it? In January I was fortunate enough to help my friends at www.factorypattern.co.uk interview Felix , the eldest brother of Sibling’s Distillery in Cheltenham. They have a remarkable story of how they’ve grown over the past 18 months […]

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According to Harvard Business Review’s 2015 No.1 CEO, Lars Rebien Sørensen, “Corporate Social Responsibility is nothing but maximising the value of your company over along period.” This is a blog about how a company with the goal of social transformation has increased revenue by tenfold in 10 years…how on earth did this happen?  You’ll need […]

Prioritisation skills

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Are you busy? Are you really busy? Are you too busy? Then you probably can’t afford the time to read this – have a great day anyway. Sustainable change? There’s no such thing. We need to be constantly changing, innovating, moving forward and thinking differently. To do this we need capacity. What are you busy […]