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Be Bothered: How the Royal Navy Gets it Done

It started with Admiral Nelson’s order of battle, set out a month before Trafalgar, which covered all contingencies and ensured that people were equipped, trained and trusted to do what they do best. It’s still working, 450 years later, as the Royal Navy sails across 140 million square miles of ocean.   It is the … Continue reading

If Managers Were Scientists: 8 Things I Learned in 20 Minutes with Don Peppers

Don Peppers is: a “Top 50 Business Brains” by The Times of London “Top 100 Business Intellectuals” by Accenture 50 “most influential thinkers in marketing and business today”; UK’s Chartered Institute for Marketing Hall of Fame, Direct Marketing Association (US; 2013) Here’s 8 things I learned in 20 minutes when interviewing him for the business … Continue reading

How to Manage Employees in Remote Locations

My friend Federico Tomarelli of MAIT is an Italian working for an Italian company in Singapore and Malaysia but with staff around SE Asia, the Middle East and Russia, offers a few tips (in 14 slides) on how to manage employees i remotes locations. Bottom line:  trust, but verify! 6. Italy

10 Things You do that Top Leaders Don’t

from Sydney Morning Herald, November 18, 2013, Alison Griswold US President Barack Obama. Photo: AP Everyone has things that tick them off, and that’s especially true for powerful leaders who frequently deal with people. From half-baked ideas to working around the clock, we’ve collected the management pet peeves of 10 of the world’s most influential leaders. Most … Continue reading

Be Like James Bond: Lead the Royal Navy Way

by Andrew St. George  (edited by Duff Watkins) “The name’s Bond; James Bond.”   Actually, it’s Commander James Bond, for the world’s foremost and coolest secret agent was trained by Britain’s Royal Navy.  He learned leadership and strategy there.  Now so can you. Writer Andrew St. George spent three years with the Royal Navy and written … Continue reading

3 Mistakes New Leaders Make

The 3 Mistakes New Leaders Make Plenty of people start new jobs.  But if you’re starting as the new boss, you’re transition may be tough.  A bad impression by a new leader at the start makes it hard to regain the trust and respect of your team. It’s a fact, whether you’re the President, Prime … Continue reading

3 Mistakes New Leaders Make

The 3 Mistakes New Leaders Make Plenty of people start new jobs.  But if you’re starting as the new boss, you’re transition may be tough.  A bad impression by a new leader at the start makes it hard to regain the trust and respect of your team. It’s a fact, whether you’re the President, Prime … Continue reading

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