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What can business learn from Leicester City?

From 5,000-1 outsiders to champions – the Leicester City story is the most remarkable in Premier League history. The Foxes are set for a potential £150 million boost for winning the title. The sum comprises Premier League prize money, Champions League participation cash, and increased match day revenues from ticket and hospitality sales. Leicester will […]

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Change is Strange

Think for a moment about the gigantic effort which goes into change. Always and everywhere, other people are trying to get you on to a different path. Governments try to nudge our voting behaviour. Doctors try to get us to ditch bad habits and take up good ones. Advertisers spend billions bombarding us with attempts […]

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Are you tough enough to be a Champion?

At the recent Masters Golf Tournament Danny Willet carded a final-round five-under-par 67,  taking advantage of defending champion Jordan Spieth dropping six shots in three holes. He now wears his Masters Green Jacket with pride after an amazing last round in what was a extraordinary time in his life with the birth of his child […]

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Normality: Our best anti-terrorism weapon.

I have just finished leading a major independent review for a Government department which focused on protecting national security.

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It was all going so well … How successful companies slide off the curve.

So why do companies that have achieved so much and appear to have market dominance fail so badly?

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How to look good!

No, this is not an article about dressing well for business. My wife would tell you that unless it is technical walking gear I’m firmly in the Asda School of Haute Couture. This article is about the practice and principles of reviewing organisations – looking in the right places the right way.

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Are you ahead of the game?

Learning has been transformed in the last five years as new trends and technologies are introduced.

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How do you feel about what you’ve achieved so far this year?

We’re now over a third of the way through the year ….

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Why Mentoring Works

One of the best and least exploited means of developing members of your team is mentoring.

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WHY 92% of NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FAIL

We are all very good at renewing ourselves whether it be in business or in our personal life and there is no better time to do it than at the start of a new year. But why do we so rarely succeed with those great intentions? Statistically 92% of us that made a resolution will not achieve their goal.

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