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September 4, 2019

The latest addition to Aspire's Secret Facebook Group is now available to subscribers. It is a leadership style assessment that will tell you if you prefer to adopt an autocratic, democratic or laissez-faire approach to leadership. You can also use it with your immediate teams to get 360 degree feedback. 

 If you...

March 5, 2019

 Here's a short LinkedIn article with a good tip for influencing your boss (and there's a wider application):

 Everyone has different motivations/behavioural preferences. If we learn what they are, we can work more effectively with our bosses, peers and teams. Aspire MCL uses TSDI and Everyth...

February 18, 2019

Aspire MCL's new brochure is now available! It gives a short overview of our services along with testimonials and high-level overviews of some of our preferred tools.

 Contact Ian on +44(0)20 3904 7501 or email him at for your e-copy.

 We promise not to spam you!

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):

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...

May 8, 2018

 Another telling survey has shown that between 50-60% of new executives fail within 18 months of their first appointment (HBR – The 4 Things Successful Executives Do, 7 March 2018). The same survey showed that 61% said they were not prepared for their new role and 76% received no or inadequate help from their org...