businessman in a maze

8 July, 2020

How we formed a strategy – and then adapted it to a global pandemic

Strategies never go according to plan. The strategy guru Igor Ansoff referred to "turbulence" in the strategic environment which forces plans to be reshaped and rethought as events unfold. But what is...
future, opportunity, risk management

3 July, 2020

Lessons from CEOs: leading through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond

The path to recovery from Covid-19 remains unclear. The general consensus is that we face a protracted period with many restrictions still in place, and that even after the initial recovery phase, bus...
network of pins and string

2 July, 2020

The PEP framework: how business can harness the power of purpose

The needs of stakeholders in a corporate ecosystem are changing. New generations of employees who will soon make up the majority of the workforce are demanding more than just safe and fairly compensat...
boardroom, board executives

1 July, 2020

Governance centre aims to rebuild ‘professional legitimacy’ of directors

While the Covid-19 pandemic may not have been caused by a corporate governance failing, it has certainly shone a light on areas that need reform. This week the UK’s Institute of Directors launche...
Stressed CEO facing Covid-19 crisis

30 June, 2020

Leading in a crisis: Covid-era CEOs are ‘keen, tough or edgy’

What preoccupies CEOs during the coronavirus pandemic? What challenges do they face? How do they deal with those challenges? What are the
CEO activism

22 June, 2020

CEO activism: should leaders speak up about social causes?

We live in a world where the ability to change minds, generate sales and start a movement can all hinge on a tweet or post by an “influencer” with a high number of followers. But now, those “inf...
fracture points in broken pot repaired with gold

19 June, 2020

Governance after the pandemic requires a stewardship approach

With lockdown now entering its fourth month, the deep longing for a return to normal is understandable as social distancing requirements continue to actively restrain the world’s economic recovery. ...
digital disruption of Covid-19

17 June, 2020

Digital disruption: how will Covid-19 affect the future of work?

The pandemic has introduced radical changes on both the professional and personal level. It has forced tens of millions of people to adopt remote working almost overnight. From education and administr...
a rowing team on a river

17 June, 2020

Three teamwork trends that may not survive this crisis

Many expert observers have made predictions about the “new normal” of work after the pandemic. Some are optimistic, envisioning a paradigm shift towards a more flexible, empowered future for worke...
head bookcase

14 May, 2020

Balancing the books: the challenges of chairing a library charity

I have been chair of the board for the past 18 months at Libraries Unlimited, which is a charity representing more than 50 libraries across Devon. During this time I have found myself navigating five ...