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

Elevator pitches – engaging others in social talk

“I never know quite how to introduce myself…” “People never seem prepared to listen to me when it’s my turn to explain what I do…” “Well, I’m just one of those boring…” “I come away thinking that they haven’t really… Continue Reading