Category Archives: Leadership

Alt-MBA deadline

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi Today is the last day you can register for the Alt-MBA, an initiative inspired by this.  It’s open to anyone with … Continue reading

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Serious skills part 2

Ann E W Stone says that she once read a book that changed the course of her career, and her life.   She learnt that people make snap decisions on others based on ‘signals; and that it was within one’s power … Continue reading

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The Stelios Soundbites

London in the sunshine, 230 exhibitors, 160 seminars and 20,000 people with some aspiration to starting up a business. I dropped into Business Startup 2007 at ExCel with no particular agenda other than to listen into conversations. Real ones, as … Continue reading

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Letting go

Every external change agent knows the time has to come when you have to let go. Over the past weeks, it became clear that I was reaching the end of the road with a project I have been running for … Continue reading

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Outside In

There’s something mildly dysfunctional about being a consultant engaged to work as part of a team on the inside.    In most cases, as a change agent, your role within the client’s corporate environment is fairly clear.  You’ve been called in to devise … Continue reading

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Leadership spins

This week I spent a fascinating three days in a workshop with a key client and Rob Katz . The first two days focused on an intense leadership programme, built around Jim Collins’ Good to Great methodologies,  Noel Tichy‘s Leadership Engine and Rob’s own PhD … Continue reading

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