Social Intelligence in a Covid World

It has been about 4 years since I last wrote about the benefits of a minimalist organisation. Back then, I was using the Hampshire-based firm, Cougar Automation, as an exemplar in strengths-based minimalism. They valued congruence within a flat structure that engendered trust. The outcome was that the firm was not only financially successful, but…

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Know You More and the University of Edinburgh

It is an exciting journey to be part of the coaching cohort supporting Know You More and Edinburgh University during this time of challenge. The University of Edinburgh has partnered with Know You More to support the professional development of their leadership population.   Their development will consist of a coaching programme delivered digitally and…

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Covid-19 Recovery – A Game of Two Halves

In the last few months, we have been speaking to Chief Executives about their experiences resulting from the Covid outbreak, and a pattern has started to emerge from these conversations. We also, and not surprisingly, have found that this pattern was reflected in other sectors and that there were several key takeaways for executive teams.…

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Free 30-Minute Executive Coaching Sessions

Most of the leaders I am speaking to just now have experienced a rapid increase in pace and intensity of their work and private lives. Since March this year, we have all had to come to terms with major disruptions to our businesses and for many, there has been no slowdown. Far from it. Businesses…

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Solid business foundations ensures a successful ERP Implementation

Most authors of ERP implementation agree about one thing; left in the hands of IT consultants and software vendors, ERP implementation projects do not deliver results as promised. Many implementation project leaders do not even go as far as to promise quantifiable business benefits at all, instead, sticking to vague promises of improvements that never…

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A comparative study of production efficiency improvements between UKCS O&G and other Global Extractive Industries

Comparing Productivity Improvement initiatives in the UKs Oil Industry and the Global Mining Industry. We’ve heard a lot lately about how the oil and gas sector could learn from other industries. There has also been some positive action and a few from the industry have visited “lean factories” so see how things are done and…

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Topsides Conference

I joined Innes Auchterlonie, MD of IMRANDD, on stage at the Topsides 2017 Conference this year. We spoke about 26 productivity improvement case studies from the mining industry that all focused on staff performance and process rather than technology and investment. Currently the UKs Oil and Gas industry is more focused on engineering innovation than…

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Is BT Fit To Run The UK’s Telecoms Infrastructure?

Recently, I attended an event organised by the Energy Institute. The key-note speaker was the distinguished business leader and politician, Lord Digby Jones. He spoke very candidly with interesting anecdotes about his life and progression into politics and public life. He also shared his blueprint for growth, introducing his latest book – Fixing Business: Making Profitable…

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