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The Leadership Lessons of Theresa May

Private Eye magazine had a heading in a recent issue which read, ‘Theresa May’s Legacy in full’ and that was accompanied by a blank page.

Philip Collins in The Times said, amongst other things that she: ‘never escaped from the iron cage she constructed for herself in the Brexit negotiations’; ‘lacked the verve to seal the deal’; and ‘never adapted her strategy to the loss of...

China Watch

It is worth taking a moment to reflect on the thirty years since Tiananmen Square – the symbolic event which represents the crushing of opposition factions in China – to reflect on that country’s evolving economic position in the world.

How best to sum it up? Strategic planning and implementation at its best would perhaps be China’s own assessment. Long term world economic domination at its...

For Richer, for Poorer

I have followed the fortunes of Julian Richer (founder, owner and boss of Richer Sounds) since he started out in 1978. His story is to be admired because his achievement in commercial success is matched by his principled and ethical management style. Sadly, few business leaders can measure up to him in either capacity.

His latest move, to hand 60% of his business to his 522 employees –...

Mindfulness at Work - What are the Benefits?

There has been a focus during Mental Health Awareness week on workplace wellbeing. Reports suggest that mental ill health is estimated to cost UK businesses £35 billion annually, with 1 in 4 UK workers struggling with problems such as anxiety, low mood and stress at work.

The Heads Together and Mind Charities have recently announced a Workplace Wellbeing Programme, with information and...

From Silicon Valley with Love

News last week was that, for the latest Bond movie, the baddie is to be “a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology” and our hero is recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist.

What can that mean? Will Daniel Craig be searching for someone like the head of Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon, Tesla, Huawei, or such like, with the captive scientist writing algorithms to take over...

 

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