Business Karma

What comes a round goes around… One of the concepts that I talked to Gina Hayden about during my interview with her for her book on Conscious Leadership was what I call “business karma”. I’ve noticed over the years that by generally being helpful to people in the business world (and sometimes going out of…

Fortune Magazine’s number one world leader is…

Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, who won the World Series in 2016 for the first time in 108 years. It might seem like an odd choice for such a role to come in above Pope Francis, Angela Merkel and Sadiq Khan, all of whom feature in this year’s Top 50…

Why diversity (and inclusion) matters to leaders

The workforce of today is more diverse than ever before – the workforce of the future will be still more so. Not only do women play a greater part in all levels and sectors of the workforce than when I left university 30 years ago, but the ethnic, national and religious diversity of the economically…

Conscious Leadership

Last year I was interviewed by Gina Hayden for her new book that has just been published. It’s called “Becoming a Conscious Leader” – she sees me as one such leader. The book contains a number of quotes from our interview which I have grouped into four themes. (1) Seeing the bigger picture: How should…

Who ARE you?

This is a good question for people interested in being a good leader because the first mistake some people make is to try to be someone else. It is well over ten years since Professor Gareth Jones (then with London Business School and doing a lot of work with us at PwC) introduced me to…

2016. Not the best year for leadership?

So many people seem glad to see the back of 2016. I can’t recall such universal condemnation of a year. It seemed to me that a common factor behind a lot of what went wrong was a lack of good leadership so I’ve decided to devote some of my time in the new year to…