Category Archives: Leadership


“The Iron Lady” and the “My Way or the Highway Man”

If there was ever an example of two people that were so opposite in their positions whilst being so similar in so many ways,then we need only to think of Margaret Thatcher and Alex Ferguson. The mind boggles at the thought of having the two of them in the room at the same time. Two […]



Margaret Thatcher – The Iron Lady

It is a sad day indeed and I don’t mean because Margaret Thatcher died today. Don’t get me wrong, my heart goes out to her family and I feel sad that such a great lady died. But I am really sad to read some of the pathetic hate comments on Facebook and other public mediums. […]


The end of working from home?????

A number of people have asked me about the decision this week from Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, to bring people back into the office and reduce working from home. People asking me were under the impression that flex-working and working from home was about to end. Let us keep this in perspective. Yahoo has […]


Work/Life Balance or Bust!!!!! 1

According to a Google commissioned survey of European SME’s, 80% of employees have made some sort of work-related New Year’s resolution for 2013. Find ways of working more efficiently – 42% Interact with customers more – 26% Leave work on time more often – 26% Interact with colleagues more – 21% Be more flexible about […]



Obama/Romney Debate….and now the final straits 1

The debates are over and we enter the home straight as the elections are now days away. Here are my thoughts, predictions and pleas for sense. If I was a Republican I would not be a Romney supporter. If that is the best the Party can offer as “Leader of the Free World” (not my […]


Presidential debate and Labor’s closing speech

A week of speeches and debates on both sides of the Atlantic, and very interesting indeed. In fact a few surprises. The Labor Leaders speech in United Kingdom was a surprise for his ability to speak for 90 minutes without autocue, notes or a teleprompter. Wow….quite impressive. He is not a charismatic man, and often […]


Privacy – Royal and Romney

What an interesting day it has been. The news is that the French magazine, Closer, has been instructed to hand over the photos of the Prince and Princess Royal taken when they were on private property in France and banned from distributing or printing them. Prosecutors are now considering criminal charges. At the same time […]


Big Government vs Big Business – is that a good basis for debate?

I am slightly amused at the recent debates and comments about the role of Government in society. Of course in the US it is a major rallying cry to the conservative base and a way to get them excited. However, I want to challenge some of the assertions being made and offer a different angle […]