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Ethical leadership: still worth the effort

Ethical leadership: still worth the effort Written by Paul Gray, consulting partner15 July 2020 What is ethical leadership? There is a wide range of definitions available but generally they include principles of respect, service, honesty, justice and fairness. Ethical leaders build communities and energise, develop and support others to give their best. They value and …

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A tale of two towns

A tale of two towns Written by Harriet Moll, creative directorand Sabina Kadić-Mackenzie, associate partner25 June 2020 From P7 to university student in one pandemic I started off the home-schooling frenzy with the attitude that the kids, in my case two boys in P7 and S1, would be fine as long as I paid close …

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Raising fences, building resilience

Raising fences, building resilience Written by David Gaffney, partner2 June 2020 In Nan Shepherd’s first novel The Quarry Wood, we are introduced in the opening sentence to Josephine Leggatt, formidable aunt to the book’s heroine, Martha Ironside. One of Josephine’s catchphrases, uttered with the same regularity that other people remark upon the weather, is “we’ll need to put a fencie up,” on account …

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Resilience matters

Resilience matters Written by Paul Gray, consulting partner16 April 2020 One of the lessons already emerging from this crisis is that organisations – even some very big ones – would benefit from greater resilience to cushion them against shocks. The fact that government intervention and support has been needed on such a massive scale is …

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Taking Italian lessons during lockdown

Taking Italian lessons during lockdown Written by Alan Friedman, guest writer30 March 2020 How are Italy’s business leaders coping with the coronavirus?  Not so well, is the short answer. Every business except for supermarkets and pharmacies is suffering, and chief executives are fearful that neither the government nor the rest of Europe are doing enough. Italy’s economy …

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