Why I’m in favour of a Christmas lockdown

Why I’m in favour of a Christmas lockdown

18th November 2020 - We need to have a circuit breaker lockdown over the Christmas period. We need two weeks where stringent measures and penalties are in place to keep everyone at home: we need to stop COVID-19 in its tracks and we need to do it as soon as possible....

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Don’t go back to your old vices

Don’t go back to your old vices

13th November 2020 - This has been a big week for the world. First, Joe Biden triumphed in the US presidential election, ushering in a new era for the Democrats. Then, the news announced that a new coronavirus vaccine is looking more and more promising. Could this...

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Are you suffering from meeting overload?

Are you suffering from meeting overload?

23rd October 2020 - Video calls have taken over our lives. When lockdown hit and companies across the UK scrambled to move to remote working, it was important to check in with each other regularly over Zoom or Teams. It helped us all stay sane and kept projects...

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Britain needs more money, Rishi

Britain needs more money, Rishi

15th October 2020 - We need to face facts: COVID-19 isn’t going away any time soon. The UK is hurtling towards another lockdown and who knows what new horrors lie in store for us in 2020 and beyond. This isn’t the time to grip the purse strings and worry about the...

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Are you handling the pressure?

Are you handling the pressure?

8th October 2020 - We are all under pressure right now. The ongoing COVID crisis, the deepening recession, our inability to plan for the future, these challenges have all created a cocktail of unease. We are all under pressure right now. The ongoing COVID crisis, the...

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What two things define a great leader?

What two things define a great leader?

4th September 2020 - What do the greatest business leaders of the modern age have in common? Is it single-minded determination, like Apple founder Steve Jobs? Or perhaps it’s the ability to roll out across the world at pace, like Starbucks’ Howard Shultz. It turns out...

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The University of BigChange is still open

The University of BigChange is still open

20th August 2020 - A few days ago, my sister-in-law and great friend Karen Harris posted a message on LinkedIn. She wrote: “Feeling sad for my daughter. Straight A*s at GCSEs and school submitted A*A*A for A level grades. Exam board downgraded her to AAB so she has...

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Listen to Bill Gates, there’s no time to lose

Listen to Bill Gates, there’s no time to lose

20th August 2020 - A couple of days ago, Bill Gates, the legendary founder of Microsoft, posted a blog warning the world not to forget about malaria. “Mosquitoes don’t practice social distancing. They don’t wear masks, either,” he wrote. “As COVID-19 spreads across...

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We need more clarity on COVID rules, Boris

We need more clarity on COVID rules, Boris

13th August 2020 - Last month, Boris Johnson told the nation that it was time to go back to work. Public transport was now safe to use, he claimed, so go out and stimulate the economy. If he expected a stampede of commuters on August 1, he was disappointed. Just a...

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Flying the green flag

Flying the green flag

31st July 2020 - Employees who feel valued are more productive, happier and will go the extra mile for their managers. This sounds obvious but when you are running a business, and have a lot on your plate, it's not always easy to find the time and opportunity to...

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