Maximising the return on our most valuable assets

Expected to be the Royal Navy’s flagship for the next 50 years, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, sailed into Portsmouth Harbour having successfully completed its first set of sea trials. Capable of carrying up to forty aircraft, the ship has no catapults or arrestor wires and is instead designed to operate F-35B Lightning II multirole […]

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How Ownership Changes Behaviour

Last week I put my car in for a service and was given a hire car for the day.  I haven’t got the most luxurious car in the world but the car I was given was definitely not a like for like exchange. Since you’re asking, I own an old Volvo C70 and what I […]

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What Our Political Leaders can learn from Business

As the official campaign for the 2015 UK general election is about to get underway on March 30th, it is fascinating to see the jockeying for position that is already taking place. Parties are already declaring that they would not work together under any circumstances, if no majority position is reached and a coalition needs […]

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Captain My Captain!

One of my favourite films is the classic Robin Williams movie ‘Dead Poets Society’ in which he inspires his class of ivy-league schoolboys through the triumphs of those sporting heroes who had walked the corridors of his school in years past.  While Williams is a great recent loss to his profession; the memory of his […]

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Five ways to do Employee Engagement Wrong

Here are five common ways in which organisations manage to get employee engagement wrong…and which lead to the opposite result, because the aren’t actually about engagement, merely re-labelled as such. 1. Doing Employee Engagement TO your Staff. A fundamental tenet of employee engagement is that it is employees who become engaged whilst their employer creates […]

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