May 25, 2016
Ancien Regime Corporate Leaders
Sport is a popular source of inspiration for corporate leadership. Coaches attend off-sites and make good money telling executives how to be better motivators. Sports journalist Simon Kuper recently made an interesting observation in his column in the Financial Times about famous...
May 18, 2016
Drucker On Leadership
Peter Drucker has this great quote. “Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion and under performance. Everything else requires leadership”. In this modern day and age, why do we still encounter these three horsemen of the apocalypse of organizational...
May 11, 2016
We can control 100% of our attitude. Yes, but often we don’t. There are few things we can be 100% in control of and our attitude would have to rank at the top of things we really need to control. So you would think we would all be brilliant in this area. We aren’t and so why do we have...
May 4, 2016
Dojo Business Lessons
I have often thought there are so many lessons from the martial arts for our businesses. Here are my musings assembled from my 46 years of training in traditional Japanese Karate.
Entering the Dojo
The Dojo is the ultimate equalizer. Whether you arrived by chauffeur driven Roller, Maybach or...