Articles and Media

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John Ainley: The truth is out there (but your leadership conversations might not find it)

Not knowing is not a weakness...openness and honesty should be at the heart of every executive conversation.

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Being Human

Jill Pett: Being human – why business leaders need to show the human touch

For a CEO or business leader their most important actions are often their most human moments. My thoughts on why it’s important to show a human touch.

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John Ainley: Your organisation is a shadow of you

If you don’t like the behaviours you see in your business, have you ever thought that they might be a reflection of how you behave? My thoughts on the CEO’s shadow...

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Becky Falkingham: A happy leader is a good leader: how happy are you?

To be an effective and well respected leader it follows that you need to be happy in your work. But how can you measure such an ethereal quality like happiness?

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Philip Houghton: The greatest business leaders use conversation to drive success. Here are 5 things they do:

2017 was another busy year. Looking back, you covered lots of ground, delivered plenty of value and made a real difference to your organisation.

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Philip Goldman: Be your own Inner Game Coach. This is how you do it.

For leaders to survive and thrive, they’re going to need to increase their capacity to pause, and find the space between stimulus and response.

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John Ainley: No one enjoys working for a ‘meddling’ CEO

One question I’m often asked by CEOs I work with is, ‘how do I know when is the right time to intervene and when is the right time to let people simply get on with the job?’.

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Cohorts

Philip Goldman: The best global leaders are now forming ‘leadership cohorts’ to succeed. Here are 4 things you need to know:

Creating ‘leadership cohorts’ can help leaders think differently.

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John Ainley: Why a team charter can deliver better decision making

The use of a charter in the modern business can be a very effective tool for leaders and CEOs looking to set clear ground rules.

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  • ″He is a highly effective coach and is able to help me work through critical and sensitive issues.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
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  • ″I’m excited about the big ideas we identified for each of us.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″He combines a wealth of practical business experience with a deep insight into human behaviour.″ Chairman, Performance Consultants International
  • ″He is very skilled at asking questions so that I examine all possible options.″ CEO, The Post Office
  • ″We were able to work through some tough issues in an extremely challenging business environment.″ CEO, Muller UK
  • ″He has helped inspire and motivate me and my team to a level I would once not have believed possible.″ HR Director, Whitbread Restaurants
  • ″No wonder so many top leaders worldwide seek his counsel.″ Chairman, Peak Inc
  • ″He is a highly effective coach and is able to help me work through critical and sensitive issues.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″Probably the best event ever, a masterclass.″ Meyler Campbell ‘Fishbowl’ Attendee
  • ″Alexander has been an enormous support to me in developing our leadership capabilities.″ Chief Executive, Railway Children
  • ″He has an unflappable common sense, practical business experience and thoughtful insight.″ Chairman, PZ Cussons PLC
  • ″You have made a huge difference to my landing at GSK this year.″ President Consumer Healthcare Worldwide, GSK
  • ″A great foundation from which we can set goals for achieving our dreams with enthusiasm.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″I would highly recommend him as a coach to others in leadership roles.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″You have played a vital role in helping us on our journey towards becoming a truly world-class organisation.″ President RDQ, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • ″Highly supportive coaching, advice and challenge – very focused on my specific needs.″ CEO, South West Trains
  • ″I have rediscovered my confidence and have taken on challenges that I wouldn’t have thought I could deliver on.″ IT DIrector, Muller UK
  • ″I’m excited about the big ideas we identified for each of us.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″He combines a wealth of practical business experience with a deep insight into human behaviour.″ Chairman, Performance Consultants International
  • ″He is very skilled at asking questions so that I examine all possible options.″ CEO, The Post Office
  • ″We were able to work through some tough issues in an extremely challenging business environment.″ CEO, Muller UK
  • ″He has helped inspire and motivate me and my team to a level I would once not have believed possible.″ HR Director, Whitbread Restaurants