Instead of grand dreams, what about your 2014 New Year’s resolutions being a form of succession plan?

In a remarkable bit of succession planning, Prince William is to attend a bespoke agriculture course at the University of Cambridge to prepare him for his inheritance of the Duchy of Cornwall when his father, Price Charles succeeds to the… Continue Reading

When bullying is just a part of the tool-kit of senior executives

This is Anti-Bullying Week.  Although I often encounter it, this probably wouldn’t have hit my radar if it wasn’t because I’m teaching some relatively young students at The Oxfordshire Business and Enterprise School (TOBES) right now. There’s a very thought… Continue Reading

Human Capital Management – automating the abuse of your most valuable asset

A while back I started collecting examples of business-speak that I found alarming. Some simply seemed to set out to confuse. Others were intended to make the speaker seem clever – usually for their own benefit. But the worst examples… Continue Reading

With the id and super-ego fighting it out, should Prince Albert have played down his recent acquisition?

In an article in the Riviera Times, New jet for Prince Albert II, written by Nancy Jane Carragher, it is explained that Prince Albert II has just ‘secured’ his latest private jet, a Dassault Aviation Falcon, worth up to 50… Continue Reading

The leadership consequences of the changing relationship between organisations, their employees and their customers

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… Continue Reading