Category Archives: Leadership



Sales Management at the Heart?

I read an article recently saying that “CEOs who put sales management at the heart of their agenda have captured astonishing growth — outstripping their peers by 50 to 80 percent in terms of revenue and profitability”. I was a little astonished at this. To me it is like saying, the person that puts organic […]


Ballmer needs to refocus his Passion

Nobody can doubt Steve Ballmer’s passion when he speaks. Cut him in half and I am sure you will find Microsoft written down the middle like a stick of candy rock. However, it is where his passion is directed that is particularly of interest. He has always struck me as a man who’s passion is […]


Bankers and Hubris – the words have become synonymous 1

So Bob Diamond steps down at last and his COO Jerry del Missier who had recently been sent to Canada, followeds. Diamond a year ago told Parliament that the time for bankers to apologize had passed….oh dear, hubris….or just what makes a Banker these days? Fred Goodwin of RBS was named ‘Fred the Shred’ for […]


American General Election – like a good movie with the good bits missing

As I predicted, the Republicans chose Romney as their candidate and so now the General Election fever has got going. The country is faced with Romney and Obama, and what a sad state of affairs that is. Here is my take: I said on a number of occasions in the past, Republicans are going through […]






Dalai Lama’s 20 Rules for Life

Great advice and certainly something to think about….. 1.Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self, – Respect for others and – Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you […]