Leadership Lesson From a Death Adder

  By Chris Gandy I read something the other day from Steve Gordon where he was referring to the many successful business people he has met over the years. In Steve’s opinion: “Here’s what’s true about them all… They are voracious collectors of business ideas and principles. They are fanatical about implementing good ideas fast. […]

There Is Nothing New Under The Leadership Sun

By Chris Gandy My sheep farming friend Alf has many favourite sayings and one he repeats continually is: “Farming is a lifelong learning experience and the core subject is you” My frequent conversations with Alf sprang to mind recently when I read The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership by Michael Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas (M&P).  They have reviewed the […]


  By Joe Moore An obscure Rolling Stone’s song “No Expectations” lies at one extreme end of a string of their 60s recordings. “Satisfaction” – the mid-60s anthem to the search for perfection towers at the other end of the extreme. These two songs appropriately bookend “You can’t always get what you want”  – the […]

A Guided Walk For Leaders

By Ian Sampson A few months ago I published an e-book entitled: “Misleading Conduct.” It is about the dreadful things that poor leaders do to their people in organisations. If you are a subscriber to our Experientia newsletter you may have been sent a copy with our compliments. As with any work that describes something […]

Fighting the Flow

By Attila Ovari This morning as I prepared myself for the office I got thinking about flow. One definition of flow is “move steadily and continuously in a current or stream.” The flow I am referring to is that sense of everything heading in the one direction in your life. The question that I have […]

Do Your People Need You?

By Attila Ovari Do your staff consistently come to you with questions? Do your staff come to you for routine authorisations? Do you feel that you need to be always contactable? If you answered “yes” to any of these  questions then your staff need you, they may be dependent on you. Is this a good […]

To Get Respect You Need To Do More Than Lip-Sync Aretha

By Chris Gandy I was watching Aretha Franklin belt out R-E-S-P-E-C-T in an umpteenth rerun of the Blues Brothers movie the other night and couldn’t but help think how this song was probably sending leaders mixed messages. On the one hand, it strongly reinforces our human need to be respected – particularly as Aretha presents […]

Lessons On Leadership

By Ian Sampson I read a story this morning in Forbes magazine about a leader who failed to act when he saw a young woman abusing an older woman on a bus. What stopped him, when he knew he should or could have done something? He said it was self-preservation in the end that constrained […]

People Crave to Contribute – Release Their Desire

By Chris Gandy W. Edwards Deming is probably best known for his “plan, do, study, act” cycle, which also has been referred to as the Deming Circle. In the light of this very process based concept, it may surprise some that Deming also placed a heavy emphasis on the value of people and relationships. He […]