May, 2014

Jonny Wilkinson – My Hero

Jonny Wilkinson was my hero. He crowned a magnificent career when he led Toulon to the ‘Top 14’ title by beating Castres in his final match as a professional player. The previous weekend, he led Toulon in crushing the Saracens by 23-6 in the final of the Heineken Cup. He kicked and played a fantastic game and contributed by scoring 13 points. He won our hearts with the...

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GrowthAccelerator: Where Ambitous Businesses Go To Grow

 What is GrowthAccelerator? GrowthAccelerator is a unique service led by some of the country’s most successful growth specialists. It targets high growth businesses who want to prepare for the next phase of business growth and have the potential and determination to get there. Through GrowthAccelerator you can identify the ideas and the strategy you need to create a plan for your business...

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Leadership Development – May 2014

 In this issue…  Know Yourself and Know When To Go David Moyes Departure – a Failure of Leadership GrowthAccelerator: Where Ambitious Businesses Go To Grow Receiving the Francis Christie Newsletter Know Yourself and Know When To Go I met a Chief Executive recently who had just resigned from his post. He had implemented major change initiatives and significant programmes were still in...

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David Moyes Departure – a Failure of Leadership

David Moyes was sacked from his job as Manager of Manchester United Football team on the 22nd April. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27107795 Did he ‘deserve it’? Or was there a much larger failure of leadership at Manchester United? Let’s go back to the beginning. Who was responsible for managing the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and choosing his successor? Who decided what the...

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