University of Oxford – Advanced Coaching Course – Summer 2018

Absolutely delighted that the Oxford University Advanced Coaching course is being repeated again this year; for our third year!  I am very much looking forward to working with the 2018 cohort. The programme no happens in the Autumn (Michelmas) term,… Continue reading

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