Business Strategy: Getting it defined, and getting it executed

In any conversation about business, you’re never too far away from ‘strategy’ being discussed. In TV shows like the BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, you’d be forgiven for thinking contestants were contractually obliged to refer to it in every other sentence. The ubiquity with which it features in such glib conversation, how to build a strategy and […]

Transient Trailblazers: The rise and rise of the Interim Manager

To say that running and managing a business is difficult, is not to say anything ground-breaking. Keeping track of stock, paying wages on time, building relationships with suppliers and customers, ensuring the tax man is happy, on and on it goes. Like spinning a hundred plates made of depleted uranium in a building that’s on […]

Great leadership. One trick ponies need not apply

Great leadership. The immortal words that every business person – aspiring or established – wants attributing to them and their style. But just what is that essential ingredient that makes you not only a leader, but a great leader? It is something that has eluded, and continues to elude, organisations and business figures the world […]