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How will 2022 end for you?

How will 2022 end for you?

On New Year’s Day, I was listening to Lyse Doucet on BBC Radio 4 ask some of the BBC’s top journalists to gaze into their crystal balls and predict what 2022 might have in store.  It was a fascinating insight from some great journalists. What surprised me most...
How can I bring innovation to my business?

How can I bring innovation to my business?

Bringing innovation to the business is one of the hardest things a business leader has to do. Babatope Ipinyomi, of The Change Lead, invited me to be a guest on his ‘Change Lead’ podcast. Our wide-ranging conversation focused on encouraging innovation in business. We...
What can Gareth Southgate teach us all?

What can Gareth Southgate teach us all?

The success of the England football team in beating Denmark 2:1 in the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley was remarkable. Whatever the outcome of the final against Italy (a formidable team), England can be proud to have reached the final. So what can Gareth Southgate...
The Great Post Office Trial

The Great Post Office Trial

In a nutshell what happened? When individuals are prosecuted for theft and some go to prison, it is not unreasonable for the public to assume that those individuals were corrupt and dishonest. Never in your wildest dreams would you think that the prosecuting authority...
The Ursula dividend – 9 tips for SMEs

The Ursula dividend – 9 tips for SMEs

“The Ursula dividend is a shot in the arm for the UK” so wrote Matthew Lane in the Sunday Telegraph on the 4 April 2021. “Ursula von der Leyen’s most significant achievement in her first year as President of the European Union has been the creation of a British...
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