Monthly Archives: December 2012

The coach as leader….

The BBC gave their 2012 ‘Coach of the Year’ award to David Brailsford, the coach behind the successes of Team Sky in the Tour de France and the Team GB Cycling Squad in the Olympics. But of course, to achieve the results he has, Brailsford does more than just coach – he clearly leads. Core […]

The leader’s reputation is paramount

The personal reputation of the CEO counts. According to Burson-Marsteller, up to 50% of an organisation’s reputation is derived from the reputation of the CEO. The assertion is derived from an international study Burson-Marsteller conducted in different continents and which polled people from very different perspectives. Such findings emphasise the significance of what anyone leading […]

Short, sharp and simple…

Most leaders are always striving to find ways of promoting the ‘right’ culture in their organisation. Sometimes they employ highly paid consultants to help or to do it for them – and usually waste their money. Why? Because organisational change is difficult, requires long-term consistency and continuity, and people often don’t get the point. Thus, […]

So, how much do you care?

You get your dream job in the company you’ve worked for for 30 years and then begin to realise that something is wrong. At the same time, you’re an Englishman in Japan, there’s a suspicion that the local mafia are involved, and the people around you deny it all. You are advised to ‘just get […]