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Leadership in the Age of Robots – Part 1

March 21, 2017 – It is hard to pinpoint the serious, life-altering, point-of-no-return moment where a new technology comes into the market and changes everything forever. Can you remember a time when you didn’t check your email or social media first thing in the…

Oscar Fiasco

March 1, 2017 – When to say you’re sorry “There’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture. This is not a joke”. It was hard, almost painful, to watch.  Even if you paused to consider that people have suffered worse indignities, you had…

Engagement Stems from Attentive Leadership

February 16, 2017 – We want to pick up on a topic we started to get into in our blog earlier this month. We were weighing up the extent to which LinkedIn is a useful resource for the jobs people have as opposed to…

Why LinkedIn is important

February 1, 2017 – Reid Hoffman was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University when he decided that he wanted to influence the world on a grand scale. His idea? SocialNet.com, which was about taking people with similar interests (golf, computer programming etc.) and bringing…

The Art of Marginal Gains

January 18, 2017 – In a blog from late last year we wrote about why it’s important, in a business context, to stand for something or have a personal point of difference. In other words, what sets you apart from everyone either doing the…

What Sets You Apart?

December 9, 2016 – In 1975, the legendary music manager Shep Gordon was invited to meet – and potentially sign – a promising young R & B singer named Teddy Pendergrass in a hotel room in Philadelphia. When he got there, he saw a…

The Search for Meaning at Work

November 23, 2016 – Depending on where and how you grew up, the kind of education you had and the friends you keep, you will have known one or two people who started their careers in a blaze of glory, moving quickly up the…

In Praise of Executive Assistants

November 9, 2016 – If you read our blog with any regularity you will know that it focuses on issues related to CEOs and other executive positions. This week we wanted to look at executive performance through the other end of the telescope: the…

Can you be a General AND a Soldier?

October 26, 2016 – There are a great many companies where senior management have risen up through the ranks, excelling at whatever their role in the core business is, then eventually being handed the keys to the C-suite for distinguished service. In other words,…

Can a company have a soul?

October 5, 2016 – In a recent interview, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz talked candidly about a period beginning around the end of 2007 when the future of the coffee-chain was on the line. Schultz himself had joined the company in 1982, and subsequently bought…