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April 4, 2020

 It's not that management is unimportant; far from it, but it is at times like this (crisis/massive change) that good leaders come to the fore and make a difference. Here's a useful article by HBR on leading through a crisis:

 I would add that a key requirement is the need to be decisiv...

March 17, 2020

 Leadership is especially important in times such as these and it is particularly important for those in senior positions to act accordingly. Rule number one is: 'be decisive (but don't panic!)'.

 To quote from a helpful article by McKinsey and Co, "What leaders need during a crisis is not a predefined response pl...

February 12, 2020

 Clarifying mission (why the company exists), vision (what it will look like in 3-5 years) and values are too frequently thought of as 'nice to haves' rather than as essentials which form key parts of the foundation for business success. This very helpful article from HBR explains why they are necessary and highl...

December 20, 2019

Best wishes to all our clients and colleagues for a Merry Christmas and a successful 2020! It has been a genuine pleasure working with you. Enjoy the break! 

December 11, 2019

 The latest upload to the Aspire MCL FB group is now ready for you to view. This upload contains workshop slides to help you work through leading effective change. 

 If you have any questions please email me at 

Ian K 

November 21, 2019

  The latest upload on how to delegate effectively is now available to subscribers in the Aspire MCL FB secret group. The 3 'golden rules' of delegation are: ensure clarity, communicate clearly and hold to account. For more information on these and other ways to improve this vital activity, please log in to the g...