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When you need to set up in a new country…

This blog was written following a discussion with a UK national newspaper and they asked for information on setting up in a new country. If it’s hard to compete because of your UK cost base and you’re looking for a new location, how should you decide where to go? Of course, the best answer would […]

A lightning tour of my top 5…

I was asked to speak at a National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Public Sector Event in London recently. I described my talk in the abstract as: “A lightning tour of my 5 most valuable ideas for creating highly collaborative, highly productive client/supplier partnerships”. I thought that some of my team might also be interested and decided […]

Tools for Project Managers

I was asked recently: “What are the best tools for project managers?”. Of course, it’s an impossible question as there are so many tools and so many problems that need solving. It all depends on the context. However, I’ll make the case for a free suite of tools by explaining how a team I was in […]

Why are we a values driven company?

I was asked this question recently by one of my colleagues in the communication team. To preserve his anonymity, let’s just call him Mr Faber! The short answer seemed like a statement of the obvious: Because it’s what I believe in and it’s the only way I know how to run a business in a […]

Collaboration

Recently, I was asked to speak at an event about collaboration. The format was 5 by 10 (5 speakers with 10 minutes each and no slides) and was arranged by Alsbridge. It was an interesting format because it made me think hard about collaboration and how we try to create the conditions where it’s a […]

Three go wild in Warsaw!

It was a lovely sunny morning late in March when I saw Dorota waving to me outside the Stock Exchange building in Warsaw. We were there with Marta to attend the Polish Great Place to Work awards ceremony and we were all feeling pretty nervous. We’d seen our company results already and knew that overall […]