Managing – The Carrot or the Stick?

As I write this I’m observing my son’s soccer training.  Some days I watch training in awe of the well oiled machines the coaches have developed and the fantastic skills on display. But not today! Today as I look across the fields, I can see five different teams all of whom have just started training. 

CEO Behaviour Under The Microscope

I have to say that I have never seen behaviours of CEOs under the microscope as much as they are at present. Once upon a time, the private affairs of executive staff and company directors were kept private and stories of misdemeanours were only rumours. They were never commented on or confirmed and they certainly

Reduce humans to numbers at your peril

Accountability is a funny thing, isn’t it?  Every leader wants it in their business and we expect it of our colleagues (even if some of us are a little light on it ourselves).  And in a world where fake news is now a thing, we certainly expect it of the media, of brands and of

The Art of Interview Preparation

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who are either ill-prepared or in fact not prepared at all for an interview. I am not speaking about a “knowledge of the job” or company they are interested in, but more presentation. Particularly senior executives who have placed little attention on the detail of