A Day in the Life of a Consultant

An free, unmissable virtual workshop on essential consultancy skills with experienced business consultants Mark Bellamy and Paul Levy Vital practical knowledge and advice for your future career in consultancy. High value learning before you graduate. To reserve your place you’ll need to sign up via my.wbs. Would you like to find out more about a…

The Importance of Being Digitally Lost

Lost and Found in the Digital Realm A major effort has been taking place on planet Earth to ensure that the human race doesn’t get lost. This effort was aimed at the developed world but is also increasingly turning its attention to developing countries as well. This effort has centred around the word “search”. Search,…

This is the age when the old become young

It’s become a bit of a cliche to say that children are growing up more and more quickly. Our education system is engaged in an ideological battle between the idea that we should allow children to stay children for as long as possible, and the idea that we need to get them ready for adult…

Advocacy and Enquiry – a First Look

A colleague of mine, Pete Burden, recently led a session at a conference in Slovenia on Advocacy and Enquiry. When we advocate, we assert, we “put out”, we say stuff. In meetings where there is a lot of advocacy, there aren’t many questions. A lot of the questions are actually more advocacy dressed up as questions;…

Ego and the Small Business

Here’s a paradox: It is ego that often launches a successful new business, realising the vision of a single individual or small group and turning into an energetic, fast growth enterprise. It is also ego that can kill off a struggling business, stopping it from changing, recovering and redefining itself. Without the strong will, focus…