Leadership in times of crisis. Don’t look up – look inside, outside and sideways.

It seems like we’re into a new phase of Covid-19. The phony war is over, and the real one is starting. In the phony war, there was lots of support (depending where you are in the world). Here in the UK, the shock forced a Government committed to “small state” philosophies to create the biggestContinue reading “Leadership in times of crisis. Don’t look up – look inside, outside and sideways.”

A New Age of Self Reliance?

Revolutions Out of my office at home I am lucky to be able to look down the hill to the River Derwent. Four miles downstream is the first powered factory in the World, open in 1719 based on technology “borrowed” from an Italian. Fifteen miles upstream is Arkwright’s Mill, one of the main driving forcesContinue reading “A New Age of Self Reliance?”

A Place Between

I think “scale” is one of those concepts that has been repeated so often it has become a mantra. We accept it as something somehow so virtuous and obvious we no longer think about it.   Scale as a Religion People make good livings by billing themselves as “scale up experts” and “growth coaches” basedContinue reading “A Place Between”