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Leadership Happy Families

– By Mark Katz Have you ever wondered why Manchester United win so often or why Google and Facebook grew to be the largest companies in the world in such a short period of time? Timing, luck and great ideas all play their part, but first and foremost, all three owe their success to their […]

Top Team Tune-up

By Sue Firth Too often I begin a consultancy project only to find enthusiasm is not at fault but instead the process becomes derailed by the struggles the top team are having in agreeing the direction of the change; the strategy for it, or the speed of implementation. These issues are not only discussed at […]

5 Tips for Team Collaboration

From the 7 Racing Rules (see main article) by Alex Alley and Paula Reid Everyone shares, understands and buys in to the five unifying essentials at the heart of the organisation: the vision; mission; values; strategy; and goals. All of these should be clear; communicated effectively and repeatedly. An example in our case was that […]

What makes a great leader?

By Sue Knight “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but where they need to be.” Col de la Barriere. That name triggers memories of heat and pain. Mid bike tour we were pleased with ourselves after a long fast descent […]

Leading A Winning Team

By Giles Miskin My 21-year-old daughter started her first proper job last Monday and her text reply to my enquiry as to how the first day went was: “Really nice bunch (apart from one complete arse!)” This came as no surprise to me, as all the teams I’ve ever worked in or led, plus the […]

All in the Same Boat

By Alex Alley and Paula Reid Alex Alley and Paula Reid were core crew on the Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race and own Velocity Made Good – a leadership and performance development business. They recently published their second book: The 7 Racing Rules. In this article we look at Rule #5: Two Watches, One Boat. […]