As individuals, most business leaders buy into the concept that climate change is a real thing; and that the problems are man-made, and we need to change our behaviour to avert the worst consequences of it. Yet, somehow, when it comes to setting this business strategy, this very real imperative can get lost behind the challenge of responding to immediate market […]
Why We All Need To Be Disruptive Leaders
We live in a world of unparalleled change, much of it good (think of the benefits of mobile communications, the internet and advances in food production that have led to a steady reduction in global poverty), but alongside these benefits come real problems (from the changes needed to address climate change through to the more immediate struggle with cyber-security). As leaders, we all know the dangers of ignoring the changes […]
“Nation Of Shopkeepers” – But can we be productive too?
The phrase a “nation of shopkeepers” is often attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte and it’s generally assumed he used it in a negative sense. In reality, there is very little evidence that Napoleon ever said this and, if he did, he would have probably been meant it positively; echoing Adam Smith who used the expression in “The Wealth Of Nations” to describe the extent to which trading […]