THE REAL LEADERSHIP LESSONS OF STEVE JOBS
The title is not capitalised like that, but it might as well be. It screams from the news-stand. And maybe some people will part with $25 to buy [...]
We have all had experiences of good and bad leaders, and know how important their role is. The fact that leadership skills are important or that one’s line manager is the leader we usually trust the most is nothing new. But we now have statistics linking effective managers with high performing organisations.
80% of managers in high-performing organisations are rated effective [...]
SOUTH KEN — The win seems easily in hand. It will be more of a TKO than a real back-slapping, headline-grabbing, crowd-pleasing victory. But that’s okay.
And then the player kind of clumsily sits down and then leans forward and back… and falls down.
Suddenly the game is not over yet.
I think I am describing an indescribably painful final [...]
MARYLEBONE — This year is a big year of change. In technology, in the world economy, the world of sport, even in the way all our countries are run. There are elections in America, France, India…
What is more significant in a country than a change of government?
And that’s what is promised in India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Serbia, Kuwait, El Salvador, The [...]
LONDON — We’re crashing into Christmas. Like everyone else. Lurking in shop doorways on Dec 24th and thinking “I said I’d never do this again.”
It’s been an odd and uncomfortable week amongst men in the UK though. The dominant pagan religion of football has seen people talking about “goodwill toward men”, but in reverse.
What qualifies as “lacking goodwill” and what [...]
LONDON — Last night’s black-tie film premiere was a great chance to catch up with some people in the business. There were too many people to talk to properly, unfortunately. But some conversations I’ve been mulling over in my sleep.
Quite a few senior people working in communications at the moment are in distress.
I’m not saying it’s a [...]
LONDON — I’ve just been reading about a company that offers “custom executive education” and does so very successfully around the world.
It’s an interesting business. We were talking to the good people at BraveNewTalent about the subject yesterday.
How do companies get talented people to learn and grow at / for the job?
CROMWELL ROAD — There was a little girl with her dad on the bus today. She cried the whole trip.
“I don’t like the teachers…! I don’t want to go…! I want my MOMMY…!!”
That kind of crying that is so deep and, after a while, so filled with mucus that breathing is affected.
The adults shifted uncomfortably. Because half [...]
LONDON — It’s fair to say that people who are deeply suspicious of… everything… have had a banner week.
The President of the United States of America released his birth certificate. Why?
THE KITCHEN — There’s an article on CNN at the moment about football managers, and how tough their jobs are.
Football is a wonderful game, involving millions of people and billions of dollars, but surely the lives of the managers and their families must be given a greater consideration?
They are trying to stir it up and drive [...]