After my previous article on how to use an elevator pitch to engage others, one of my networking colleagues, Phillip Khan-Panni, raised a couple of interesting points about the elevator pitch and I thought I’d address these separately. He was concerned about the connotations that the word “pitch” has and offered the alternative “elevator speech”, … / continued
NB This paper was presented at the 12th International Conference on Corporate Governance held in London from the 10-13th October 2012.
Leadership as an essential human quality
In a paper presented at the World Conference for Corporate Governance and Sustainability held in Dubai in May this year, I put forward a case for us to … / continued
The other week, I was at a meeting of a century old institution. The incoming President presented the results of a review that he’d been engaged in, that had impacts on the organisational structure, especially that affecting a number of volunteers. The existing structure has been in place for some time, and the people involved … / continued
This is the UK enactment of some EC rulings made a little over a year ago.
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I have learned something today. According to a debate on another social networking platform, apparently, if a customer wants something that is beyond their full understanding, then if they fail to learn enough to be able to explain to the person who is going to supply that thing what it is they want, then it … / continued
It was a sad day this week, when I learnt of the death of an old colleague, John Macdonald. This isn’t an obituary, there are times and places for those, but I would like to reflect on one of his key messages.
In ‘retirement’, John was an author and speaker, and it was as a … / continued