Category Archives: Leadership

Steel Report: Lecture by New Tata Steel Strip UK Director, Stuart Wilkie (Part 1)

The Newport & District Metallurgical Society held its AGM and new Presidential address last night (24th Sep 2015) at Cardiff University. Stuart Wilkie has held many posts in Tata Steel, the last one of which was a short stint as … Continue reading

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Term & Short Termism

Prompted by the sale of several apparently successful UK engineering and manufacturing firms this year e.g. Invensys to Schneider Electric in August,  I feel that this grow-and-sell behaviour is reinforced, if not driven, by the short-term mindset, still common in British commercial culture and finance. It … Continue reading

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Leadership

An extract below from John Kay’s blog 16.11.11. The comments in red struck a chord (@TimHarford agreed) “When political leaders imagined they derived authority by divine right, they were tempted to believe that they had all the necessary talents – that … Continue reading

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Boardroom Just a Minute !

Further to blog from 19th Sept: IDEA: Wouldn’t it be useful if all boardroom agenda items were only allowed to last one minute, conducted without repetition, deviation, hesitation and the other thing. I replied to a retweet from @TimHarford on @LucyMarcus’s piece “It’s time to fix … Continue reading

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Policy Deployment : Personal Performance Review

Spot on. Been on both sides of this conversation. http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-09-25/ New maths research project “Policy Deployment Game Theory”. .. Dear EPSRC… doh !

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Just a Minute !

IDEA: Wouldn’t it be useful if all boardroom agenda items were only allowed to last one minute, conducted without repetition, deviation, hesitation and the other thing.

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