6 Things Gareth Southgate Can Teach Us About Leadership

- 7/20/2018

When I visited St George’s Park, the FA National Football Centre, I saw the clock that ticks down to the Qatar World Cup in 2022. It reminded me of Clive Woodward’s long term vision for the England Ru...

So... you've taken over the family firm. What now?

Family business - 7/18/2018

Two-thirds of the UK’s businesses are family-owned. That’s 4.8 million businesses in total, of which over 16,000 are medium to large businesses. The UK is a country (or rather set of countries) with a...

Business leadership frameworks for scale-up businesses leaders: Do ...

Getting ahead - 7/10/2018

In many aspects of life, it helps to follow the instructions. That pile of planks, poles and allen keys isn’t going to make a wardrobe unless you know how it all fits together. Instructions give you a...

What your onboarding documentation really tells new talent

- 7/5/2018

This is not the ‘sexiest’ blog I have ever written but stay with me, it may surprise you to know that this is not a blog about compliance.  Rather, in my view, a blog about protecting your employer br...

International friendlies: Why culture is all when trading abroad

Getting ahead - 7/3/2018

With another dramatic World Cup still fresh in our minds, what better time to explore the nuanced world of international business? For many business leaders, international business relationships have ...

What is the Vistage issue processing framework and why does it work?

Vistage - 6/26/2018

Vistage helps business leaders resolve issues in their businesses. We’re a community of experienced Chairs and members who support each other in solving problems, making decisions and accelerating bus...

So, you're thinking of growing internationally?

- 6/22/2018

Back in the day, it was most commonly enough for your business to spread just enough within the borders of where it was created. Today, things have drastically changed. Businesses are going through ra...

Is technology the answer to your productivity problems?

Technology - 6/22/2018

The fact is, Britain has a productivity problem. The average German worker could clock off early on Thursday afternoon and have matched - in terms of meaningful work completed - their British counterp...

What’s the average cost of a cybersecurity data breach?

- 6/14/2018

This is a question that I’m often asked in my Vistage workshop on cybersecurity and GDPR, and the reality is that it’s a figure that most people underestimate. Accenture report that the cost for an En...

‘Going knowingly into the unknown’: The adventure of life and ...

Vistage - 6/12/2018

Memento mori  – Remember death The Ancients were acutely, inescapably aware of the temporary nature of life. It’s this sobering reality that has driven Vistage Chair and Speaker Paula Reid from the Gr...