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Strategy to Execution The Key in a Rapidly Changing World

June 7th, 2016 // 5:07 pm @

The core of what a CEO is paid to achieve is too often lost in day-to-day management, and the need to react to today’s problem. Often even CEO’s themselves find it difficult to enunciate clearly exactly what their core role is. CEO’s core role is to develop a strategy for the business that adds maximum […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

Donald Trumps Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party

May 12th, 2016 // 9:30 pm @

Donald trump has, whether one likes or loathes him successfully executed a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. He will be the Republican candidate for President of the US, and whatever he says and does will be seen by the public as the word of the Republican Party. Now traditional leaders of the party are […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

Donald Trump The Chameleon

April 27th, 2016 // 7:52 pm @

We seem to be moving towards a Trump vs. Clinton general election for the US presidency. The generally accepted view is that Trump is not a serious presidential option, and therefore Hilary Clinton should win the election easily. Even within the Republican Party many are worried not that Trump will loose but he will do […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

The Changing Nature of UK Politics

April 20th, 2016 // 4:53 pm @

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party came as a shock to many, both inside the party and in the general population. Since Mr Corbyn election many have talked of how to remove him from the leadership. This is based on the believe a Labour Party under his leadership is unlikely […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

Businesses Don’t Fail Leaders Do

September 28th, 2015 // 6:53 pm @

Failures in leadership are the primary cause of companies not delivering the returns shareholders expect, or even ceasing to trade completely. Research undertaken by Dr Robert Hogan estimates that somewhere in excess of half of people in Leadership roles actually do not have the skills required to lead effectively. So why do companies struggle to […]

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Category : Blog &CEO &Leadership

Ego – The Trump Effect

September 22nd, 2015 // 10:58 am @

Donald Trump personifies the egotistical CEO, and is using this persona to some effect in his run for president; it is interesting to examine how egotistical CEO’s work, and their effect on the business’s they lead. Egotistical CEO’s are easy to identify, they are constantly telling the world how wonderful they are, and how the […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership &Management Technique

King Canute was Right

August 5th, 2015 // 7:57 pm @

King Canute we were told sat before the incoming tide and ordered it to stop, he actually did this to demonstrate to his followers the limited power of even an absolute monarch, but we are told the story anyway as children. King Canute got his feet wet because he could not stop the unstoppable. In […]

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Category : The Future

Constant Change is the only Certainty

July 29th, 2015 // 7:23 pm @

Every business is constantly in a state of change. Those who embrace that reality, focus and drive it to where they want to go will succeed. Those who believe the business is fine as it is, are likely to be overwhelmed by the inevitable change as it happens. It is fashionable to believe that in […]

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Category : Blog &Key Business Success Drivers &Leadership

A Greek Tragedy

February 7th, 2015 // 11:20 am @

Recent events in Greece have all the makings of a further tragedy for Greece, and the possibility of a wider European economic tragedy. The Greek people have elected a radical government with a charismatic leader in Alexis Tsipras, this was an entirely predictable outcome and one that we may see repeated across other troubled counties […]

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Category : Other Thoughts

Activist Shareholders are Good for Companies

February 6th, 2015 // 5:08 pm @

Company Executives rarely welcome activist shareholders, but they should. Companies with active shareholders produce better fiscal results than those without, and CEO’s will ultimately have more success if they embrace such involvement. Not all shareholders are disconnected from how their investments are run, but too many are, and there are a number of reasons why […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

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