Lessons from Oz: Where listed companies can get it wrong

I have just returned from a fabulous few weeks in Australia and would like to share some observations with you – as there are some great lessons for CEOs and Boards of every nation, namely: The law of unintended consequences The dangers of short-termism Don’t forget to innovate Put the needs of your customers ahead [...]

Lessons from Oz: Where listed companies can get it wrong 2018-04-23T09:38:26+00:00

The Change Catalyst: 2018 Business Book of the Year!

On Friday 16th March, The Change Catalyst was awarded 'The Business Book of the Year' at the Business Book Awards gala in London. It also won the 'Leading the Team' category. In announcing the overall winner of the evening, Alison Jones, Head Judge, commented: "The Change Catalyst is a book that frankly absolutely anyone in [...]

The Change Catalyst: 2018 Business Book of the Year! 2018-04-23T07:41:23+00:00

Responsible Capitalism: an oxymoron or a new dawn?

Why are Facebook and Starbucks becoming ‘Responsible Capitalists’? Because it is good for business. This is a summary of a 5000-word essay “Responsible Capitalism: Why change is necessary and what we can do about it.” Download the full essay here. Capitalism is at a cross-roads.  If we don’t change the way we operate, we may [...]

Responsible Capitalism: an oxymoron or a new dawn? 2018-07-09T14:54:36+00:00

Is your culture ready for change?

It is impossible to transform an organisation without a culture that is ready for change. To thrive in today’s fast-changing world, leaders need to be able to take their organisations in new directions swiftly and decisively - as a reaction to new entrants, changing market conditions, disruptive technologies or new opportunities. To do this, their [...]

Is your culture ready for change? 2018-04-23T07:43:49+00:00

Brexit 2019: how on earth did we end up here?!

Change may indeed be inevitable, but change that is brought about without a comprehensive understanding of the implications is rarely a recipe for success. 4 July 2017. The UK electorate spoke last month for the third consecutive year and we now have a parliament that truly reflects the disparate nature of the national mood. This [...]

Brexit 2019: how on earth did we end up here?! 2018-04-23T07:44:55+00:00