I know that I’ve stretched my self imposed brief in the past but if you’re concerned that I’m venturing into territory best left to marriage guidance experts then I have two words for you. Don’t worry. That’s an erogenous zone I wouldn’t dream of infiltrating. No, this is simply my musings on the changing nature … More Modern Partnerships
Why is it that Milestones sound positive and Hurdles just don’t? Maybe it’s because milestones are somehow viewed as achievements whereas hurdles are things that get plonked in the way of progress. But surely if hurdles take more effort to overcome, whereas milestones just happen naturally, then hurdles should be the more highly esteemed of … More Milestones, Hurdles and A Brick Wall
Have you heard the latest? The robots are here, they’re smarter than us, they’re gonna take all the jobs, and finally they’ll take over and rule the world. And they dance. Of course you’ve heard it! You’re a leading or budding executive and are fully tuned in to the revolutionary robotic transformation in just about … More Dancing Robots?…Lifting the lid on the business conference.
Or as my mother-in-law, who is from a rather different era, infamously said rather too loudly on a plane where an announcement had just gone out for a Mr and Mrs Wong to make themselves known to crew – “two Wong’s don’t make a right”. OK, so not overly sensitive, and undoubtedly a bit of … More Hiring talent : 2 wrongs don’t make a right
Artificial intelligence has landed in my Executive life with a crash, bang and a wallop. And its name is Walter (its surname rhymes with Shitty). At certain points in a long, lucky and hopefully plucky career I’ve met people who don’t fit the mould. Usually this has been in a good way – variety is … More Enter the Executive maverick : Rock Star CIO
To achieve success and longevity in your Executive life you will require a certain number of key “skills” that you need to be able to seamlessly pick up along the way. It’s not a long list – relatively short on substance as well as quantity in truth – but it is essential to get to … More Tales from the Vault: a definitive guide to nailing a presentation, and how not to.
Well, that’s that. In what has been quite simply the most unlikely 8 week period of my life, I, a hereto veteran and expert shirker of significant exertion, have successfully completed a full marathon. What’s more I ran all the way, and achieved a seemingly respectable time (as heralded by those in the know, which … More Once in a lifetime achievement – ☑️
Last week I was rudely introduced to a new level of data driven executive atrocity. A very thorough set of new age psychometric tests followed by a four hour – yes four hour – face to face interview with an ex lawyer. My fault entirely that the scale of the horror hit all at once. … More The Executive Assessment
So you’ve skimmed the blogs, articles and e-books, you’ve transformed yourself and you believe. You have your positive head on all the time. You banish negative thoughts and people. You’re tackling life and work with zest & vigour, and of course all done at an incredible no nonsense pace. You are embracing agile and digital … More Top 5 risks to your hard earned executive karma
Restructuring. Downsizing. Disestablishing. And now Transforming. These descriptors tumble out of the thesaurus like marbles through a mincer, particularly in this age of disruption and reinvention, but the one commonality is that these fancy words and phrases spell doom and chaos for the rank and file; and just as interestingly tend to lead to an … More Company restructure : a modern day Wild West