Strategy as 5As

One of my favourite board games is Azul. It is simple enough that a 7 year old can play and … More

Evidence based

Evidence based practice and policy sounds very cool. It instills a sense of… what’s the word? When you feel something … More

Enlightenment and strategy

In human history, people always planned, plotted and developed ploys to survive, win and take advantage of their opponents or … More

Values and virtues

Whilst I was a Henley Business School we talked a lot about values in workshops and in coaching sessions I … More


These days everyone seems to be in the business of revolutionising businesses. One marketing statement after another claim to revolutionise … More

Failing to fail

What is my understanding of failure? Perhaps not much different to a common view held by many people. Yet I … More

Master and manager

What does it mean to line manage someone? Is it to control and manipulate or develop and enable people you … More