What can you learn from Nick Sanderson by Budd

Today was the first day for 5 months with no builders in the house. Some good food and good music and a chance to pause, to enjoy work. #resetthecompass After months of stressful rubbish, I feel like I’d lost the compass a little as the bits and pieces of a building project took over and […]

Winning at any price by Budd

Lewis Hamilton went down a long way in my estimation yesterday. For sulking afterwards … really. Vettel went up for not ruining Rosberg’s day by doing anything rash. Lewis was right to make a race happen in my view, but he left it way too late and probably knew it. Anything else is unreasonable to […]

The opposite of honesty is....not speaking out by Budd

I’m conscious not to bring my politics to Linked In followers. Normally, whatever that is.  BTW I’m an agnostic – I don’t believe any politician over another. But I respect that they do the job I’m not prepared to do and in any democracy, someone has got to do it. But I feel I should […]

How to handle truth in a post-factual era by Budd

Never waste a good crisis. Take this debate to your board colleagues as to how “post-factual” you are. What is this “post-factual” era? The blurring of fact and fiction. The removal of the link between claim and evidence. For example, I listened to the Police Chief Of Yorkshire arguing on Radio 4 last week it was his […]

What makes a “doer” i.e. someone who gets stuff done? The kind of person you want on your team every time. The kind of person whose team you want to be on. Fitness, sleep, energy. Pace, delivery, cycle time. Decision making, leadership, success. Fitness, sleep, energy. Pace, delivery, cycle time…… I’ve been thinking about these […]

It’s quite “interesting” to read the political rhetoric of the NHS, the statistics of an ageing population, changes in social care and responsibilities due to cuts to local authority budgets – all whilst experiencing the day to day of a mother with a broken pelvis and elbow who has gone from poorly to very ill […]

I was struck this week by some amazing results that a large client team had delivered with us. And reflecting on what did and didn’t work I started to wonder. As a physicist, I remember something that still fills me with wonder. How people can put their ideas into maths and then find a ‘remainder’ […]

17 Oct 2015

I just watched Nick Robinson’s piece on Sir Alex Ferguson’s leadership abilities and what we can learn from him. It’s running on BBC iplayer for the next few weeks. Obviously as a life long Man United fan, it’s fascinating. The themes of respect, discipline and hard work. The daily recognition of every single member of staff. […]

08 Oct 2015

I experienced a fabulous discussion yesterday about ‘amoral leadership’, a concept which echoed throughout the day. This letter to the Times sums it up quite nicely. It’s a doctor’s comment on the suggestion that normal hours for junior doctors will be 7am til 10pm, Monday to Saturday. Not quite what the people suggesting it do. Is […]