The 2.5% Challenge

Most of us who have occupied senior management posts will recognize the challenge of finding time to change things in the business or team. We can spend a whole week chasing our tails trying to put out fires and solve problems, and by Friday afternoon realize that Monday’s list of good intentions remains unblemished...

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Business support for life sciences

We are proud to be part of the completely virtual business support programme aimed at helping companies in the north’s life sciences and technology sectors. Developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), representatives of six aquaculture businesses are taking part in the latest Pathfinder Accelerator programme. The 12-week course is designed to enable participants...

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Model T Leadership

Most of us becomes leaders, directors or senior managers because we are good at something. The great engineer becomes the Engineering Director. The excellent teacher becomes the head teacher. The problem is that the expert power that got us recognition and respect in our area of technical ability doesn’t always guarantee an effective leader in...

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What ever happened to Self Managed Work Teams?

Back in 1995, not long after setting up my first consultancy business, I was introduced to a very impressive young MD from Premier Foods called Nigel Conquest who had taken the reins at a tea factory in the east side of Edinburgh. We were introduced because I had previously done some research on Self...

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