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Censorship of the Internet

September 21st, 2018 // 12:28 pm @

A quiet revolution is taking place in our world and it is receiving little comment. A tiny number of people are now censoring the Internet, which is the most powerful media the world has ever known. Sadly as the Internet and particularly social media has expanded, people, organizations and governments have learnt how to abuse […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

When leadership meets the Team

September 21st, 2018 // 12:18 pm @

Team building is rightly a valued skill, and critical to aligning organizations and in getting the greatest possible input from every member of the team. Effective teams need leadership, and they work poorly if that leadership does not exist. Sometimes the lack of leadership is driven by a lack of managerial skill, but sometimes it […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

Change – Why is it so difficult?

September 21st, 2018 // 11:29 am @

Almost every board I interact with talks enthusiastically about the need for change, yet few of them actually deliver change. Why do they find it so difficult? The steps to implementing change are essentially very simple, have a clear strategy, build a structure to deliver that strategy, and get the right people to implement the […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique

Making An Acquisition Work

July 30th, 2018 // 2:36 pm @

I have discussed in a previous post the need for a strong commercial logic behind any acquisition, but even those with strong logic often fail due to poor implementation. I have undertaken many acquisitions and sales across Europe and North America, and in my experience people underestimate the sheer workload involved in a successful acquisition, […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

Acquisition – Strategies that Work

July 30th, 2018 // 1:04 pm @

The majority of Acquisitions do not with hindsight reach the goals set for them, and the first stage in a successful acquisition is to have a sound strategic logic, vague objectives such as “International Scale” or “Market Share” do not normally lead to a successful acquisition. Good strategical cases for acquisitions include: Improving the Performance […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

Brexit – The Outcome?

July 30th, 2018 // 11:09 am @

The Brexit negotiations rumble on, but as the date for British departure looms closer, it seems the UK government and the EU have still not found common ground on even the principles of a deal. To try and assess what will happen it is worthwhile to look at the UK electorates expectations, the reality of […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

Confused Leadership

July 2nd, 2018 // 4:19 pm @

Leadership, it is difficult to define, but one knows when one see’s it, and all successful business’s have strong leadership. Leadership is best defined as the ability to influence others, but when executed properly it goes beyond that. True leaders sell a vision of the company and where it is going, and build a confidence […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

The Joy of Email

June 7th, 2018 // 12:50 pm @

The ubiquitous email has quietly taken over our lives, the speed and volume of communication has increased significantly, sadly the quality has fallen. We simply do not spend the time on an email that we would on a letter, and there is an emotional pressure to clear our inbox as fast as possible, and the […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

What is “Shareholder Value”

May 29th, 2018 // 7:00 pm @

It sounds like a simple question, but as businesses have developed, how to add shareholder value has become a more complicated question. Traditionally one made profits and paid them in dividends to shareholders, this simple model is no longer necessarily relevant. It is critical to any company that it understands what drives it’s shareholder value, […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy &Key Business Success Drivers

The Managerial Power of a Budget

May 23rd, 2018 // 2:53 pm @

The budget and the process that creates it can be one of the most powerful business tools a company has, but it is too often seen as an administrative process that holds no power to influence how a company develops, and is treated accordingly. The budget can turn a strategy into a working operational plan, […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique

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