leadership

When everyone is right, how do we move forward?

I learned a long time ago that everyone is right. I’m one of those people with strong principles, and I’ve always seen it as my job to teach, show, or even cudgel others into the ‘correct’ (which means ‘my’) way of thinking. When this involves like minded people, and a few beers, everyone has a…

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Winning on Purpose

Do you know what you need to do in order to win? On purpose? I don’t mean what feeling you need to have, or what attitude you’d like to adopt, what the latest book has told you to do, or what the latest technological marvel is that you need in order to ‘make it’. Maybe…

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Why can't we make Swansea great?

I first published this on LinkedIn. Before I start, this isnt political, at least not in the party political sense. Neither am I aiming this at anyone in the public sector working hard. I have nothing but respect for people who’s work serves their communities, in whatever form that takes. It is political I guess,…

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Why Your Change Programme Is Failing

I’m making a bit of a habit of working in transformational roles at present. Working with traditional media businesses in my case, and helping to steer them towards a digital mindset. It’s almost always about culture and neglecting that aspect of whatever change programme you are going to implement is going to lead to tears!…

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What Politicians Should Learn From Business

Please don’t worry, unlike a million others today I’m not going to use this blog to talk politics! This is a marketing and business blog, and I’m only interested in talking about what I’ve seen during the recent election in the UK that might be described as the ‘communications’ or ‘marketing’ of the various parties.…

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Want To Be Successful? Just wait…

I saw a one of those ‘inspirational’ pictures / quotes things the other day on Facebook. I must admit a fondness for this sort of thing, don’t judge me, you must do too, given how overwhelmingly popular these things seem to be! This one was a particularly good one actually, it was a picture of…

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How To Fail In Three Easy Steps

View image | gettyimages.com Over the years I’ve watched and learned from some of the best marketers, sales people, business men and women out there. I’ve read the books and watched the videos, and I’ve even been on the courses. Most of what I’ve learned has been in the form of being out there in…

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The Magic Ingredient

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. About culture, and change management especially. I’ve been asking myself if there is a single thing that’s really important to capture, to ingrain within the organisation. And I think I’ve worked it out – it’s purely and simply FUN! Anyone who’s been in business over the last…

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It's Too Late!

#104821201 / gettyimages.com I’ve heard a lot of people talk about change lately. I’m talking business and specifically marketing change of course. This isn’t a political blog… I’ve heard a lot of people reflecting on the fact that the internet is changing everything. “Peoples behaviours are changing and so our businesses need to change to…

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12 Things I Learned From GMG Radio

That very special thing that those of us who were involved knew as GMG radio has finally come to an end. Yesterday was the formal end of the ‘hold separate’ that what was then GMG radio and Global radio were put into by the competition commission while it conducted its investigations into the purchase. Plenty…

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