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What Makes a Good interim Manager

August 11th, 2021 // 3:23 pm @

Some Interims are brought into replace a member of staff who is away from work for an extended period, and in that case one seeks the right proven skills to fill that role. The second type of Interim is one brought in to review the business without any day to day responsibilities, and this is […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique

The Myth of Experience

August 10th, 2021 // 6:43 pm @

Many job adverts contain the phrase “Industry Experience Required”. In my experience unless one is in a very specialized industry this requirement is a mistake. This simple phrase probably cuts down your pool of potential hires by 95% plus. Not only does it cut the pool of potential hires dramatically it may actually be the […]

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Category : Blog &Key Business Success Drivers &Management Technique

Making Interim Management Work

August 10th, 2021 // 3:09 pm @

Investing in an Interim Executive can be a very important step for any organization. The first type of Interim role is simply covering a job done by someone who is not able to work for a period of time, and in this case one has to recruit someone with the right skills and make sure […]

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Category : Blog

Why Offices Will Still Matter

March 29th, 2021 // 1:23 pm @

To many people working from home can seem like a utopian solution, no commuting, fewer interruptions, time flexibility and therefore greater productivity, and an improved quality of life. To companies it can seem a way to save cost on expensive offices and an aid to recruitment. Working from centrally based offices really started to become […]

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Category : Key Business Success Drivers &Leadership &Management Technique

US Election – Attempted Fraud, But Who is Attempting it?

November 5th, 2020 // 2:58 pm @

Within hours of the polls closing in the US election, President Trump made accusations of a massive fraud in the election, which he had already, he claimed had won. And a decision to go the Supreme Court, even though not even a President can do this directly. He made vague assertations to votes being added […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

Leadership in a Time of a Pandemic

April 27th, 2020 // 3:13 pm @

Leadership is critical to any business, but it becomes particularly critical in a time of rapid change. The present Pandemic has for almost every business created the greatest and fastest change they have ever experienced. During such times Leaders have to deal with staff and customers who are scared. Scared of the Pandemic, which as […]

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Category : CEO &Leadership &Other Thoughts

Brexit – Political Theatre

August 28th, 2019 // 11:40 am @

The past week has seen considerable political theatre played out regarding Brexit, both by our Prime Minister and European Union Leaders. Both are pretending that they are open to a significantly changed exit deal, although both are aware it is not going to happen. Neither sides want to be blamed post a no deal exit […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

No Deal Brexit is a Fantasy

June 9th, 2019 // 9:19 pm @

Political discussion is dominated by whether we go for a “No Deal Brexit” or not. However the idea of a “No Deal Brexit” is a fantasy. We need for our long term economic growth to do a trade deal with the EU, whether that is before we technically leave or afterwards the reality remains we […]

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Category : Other Thoughts &The Future

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

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