Why Board evaluation matters

Alex and David were recently asked to write an article for the Institute of Leadership and Management’s on-line Insights journal. The looked not only at the value of evaluation for FTSE listed Boards (which is an FRC requirement) but also at Boards in the public...

More questions than answers…

To celebrate their 20th anniversary Strategy + Business magazine recently published a catalogue of the most influential business ideas throughout history. Their editors and various leading thinkers came up with 400 or so major concepts and leadership principles. This...

Being right doesn’t count

Being right doesn’t count… Sometimes the most important lessons are the easiest to state but the hardest to learn. Thirty years ago I was just starting my first job as a graduate engineer at what was then the biggest chemical works in Europe at ICI on Teesside. Armed...

The cost of coalition to smaller parties

In recent days we’ve been reflecting on the outcome of the UK General Election, the high cost of the ending of the coalition to the Liberal Democrats and what lessons there are to learn for business partnerships. Alex posted a blog on LinkedIn highlighting the...