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June 17, 2019

 For subscribers to Aspire's Secret FB Group, I have just uploaded a presentation on Organizational Health (OH): What it is, why it matters so much and how to develop it.

 Next month's resource will be on coaching.

 Seen this message and want access? Please contact Ian on 020 3904 7501, or email him at: iank@aspire...

June 13, 2019

 Good, short article from Management Today about visionary leadership:

 The reality is that there will always be some who are self-centred and will do almost anything to climb the 'greasy pole' for more money, power or to boost their egos. However, such an approach is not leadership an...

January 31, 2019

Here's a guest blog I recently wrote for the Fruitful Group on the above subject (good summary of the business case):

January 22, 2019

 Interesting article from HBR on how the best leaders are not afraid to ask for help:

 The article rightly makes the point that we all need help in some things at some times, and asking for it can help boost our engagement with those who wo...

September 14, 2018

Planning and agility are often seen as opposites. However, as a recent HBR article ( explains, both are necessary.

Taking the HBR article a bit further, it is really a question of balance, and that balance is dictated by the following factors:

  • Task - relative importance and complexity, tim...

August 10, 2018

There is no shortage of material about the traits of good leadership and some of the pointers and lists can be helpful for assessment and development. However, it is not uncommon for someone to possess many of these traits but still be uninspiring as a leader.  What makes people willing to follow one person but n...

July 3, 2018

 According to a study by BCG, 85% or companies have undergone a major transformation in the last decade (  Worryingly, the same article noted that nearly 75% of the transformations failed to improve business performance, either short-term or long-term! 

HBR found that a key reason...