Tag Archives: culture

Innovation for Continuation

Planning for the Future I had the privilege of being the host, compere and MC for the ITG Innovation event at the luxurious Resorts World in Birmingham, England. There was an energising buzz from early in the morning that lasted right through to the close at 4.30pm. With well over 700 attendees in a beautiful […]

Soft Power is Smart Power

Soft Power is Smart Power

It’s More Than Academia I had just finished my address to the gathered officers of the Royal Navy at HMS Collingwood, the swish maritime warfare training centre in Fareham, England, when a prominent professor from Oxford University gave a thought-provoking speech on soft power. He was very challenging of Britain’s lack of innovation and new […]

Leading from the Front

Leading from the Front

A Generational Leadership Shift PPS – Izak Smit Another fascinating trip to Johannesburg led me to PPS, a wealth management business with a difference. Their prospective customers have to have a university degree to become ‘members’. This has given them 220,000 members and it’s growing rapidly. The CEO, Izak Smit, whom I worked with whilst […]

The Illusion of Inclusion

We Don’t See Things The Same I was meeting Priyanka’s mother for the first time, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was really excited to meet her. She had come to London with Priyanka from Mumbai, India, for a short trip, and we both ensured that we had the opportunity to meet up. […]

Where’s Rene?

BBC Children in Need Having worked with The Executive Team of BBC Children in Need just recently, it was a pleasant surprise to be asked to return to work with all of their leadership team. We spent half a day in Birmingham with forty of their top brass. It didn’t feel that there was any […]

Leaders tell stories, managers talk strategy

leaders tell stories

Here are edited extracts from my recent talk for Equatorial Coca Cola Bottling (ECCB) in Barcelona (with the transcript below). The continuing theme throughout is employee engagement and the opportunities it brings. What Progressive Organisations Do Before I ever a take on an assignment with any business, I ask for 30 minutes just sitting in your […]