In late November 2021 I had a most enjoyable day lined up with 3 meetings in the diary. Not the usual Covid fare of Zoom/Teams/Wonder but real, face to face ones. And to complicate things they were in different locations. So the plan was this: Coffee with Mike in Stroud (Sophie dropped me off) Lift […]Continue reading
Category Archives: People and Leadership
People and Leadership are two elements that will help your business grow. Learn more about how both elements connect to make a business better.
135. In 3 – No. 8 The key takeaways from our meeting with Daniel Susskind – author of “A World Without Work”
We have brigaded the numerous takeaways under 3 main headings: The Context Daniel wrote A WORLD WITHOUT WORK: People need to take the threat seriously People need to understand that their contribution to society will change In 1950, machines could perform 100,000 (or 10⁵) computations per second; in 2000 that figure was 1,000,000,000,000. And technology […]Continue reading
131. My takeaways from our exclusive interview with Naomi Bagdonas, a Stanford School of Business Professor, executive coach, and co-author of “Humour, Seriously” on 9th February 2021
Every month we meet a top drawer author and put them through their paces. This month it was the turn of Naomi Bagdonas and below are my takeaways from our one hour session with her. Naomi presented brilliantly and with expert moderation from Blaire Palmer we got a whole load of anecdotes. But here’s the […]Continue reading
123. Some takeaways from our meeting with FT Book of the Month author, David Marquet
Yesterday, 6th October, was a real treat – we got to meet this guy – author of this FT Book of the Month: As a submarine captain, Marquet used his counterintuitive model of leadership to turn the worst-performing submarine crew into the best-performing one in the fleet, a story he recounted in his bestselling book […]Continue reading
107. Frustrated at the top? Calm down and call a coach!
At Tectona Partnership, we believe in making you aware of things to help you and your business – and few are as critical and life changing as working with your own coach. This is no more relevant than in the turbulent times that we face today; as Brexit looms, the political landscape remains volatile and […]Continue reading
104. An Open Letter Signed A Millenial
I am not going to do it just to help you get a new Merc … I come from the baby boomer end of the generational spectrum and have always been fascinated by the different approaches to work taken by different generations – sometimes bordering on, what to me, seems a totally alien and different […]Continue reading
103. What I wish I had known THEN about being a great employee
I come from the baby boomer end of the generational spectrum and have always been fascinated by the different approaches to work taken by different generations – sometimes bordering on, what to me, seems a totally alien work ethic. So I loved reading this article written by Melinda B. In this blog, I have tried […]Continue reading
100. Coaching For A Successful Exit
In this guest article by Jan Bowen-Nielsen we look at how a business coach can help you prepare both you and your business for exit and support you through the process. Business growth In my previous two articles for Tectona I looked at the value of having a business coach to help you develop a […]Continue reading
98. Coaching through expansion – where are you in the 6 stages of growth?
This article by Jan Bowen-Nielsen from Quiver Management follows on from his previous article about how to develop a successful growth strategy. Once your business is on a growth trajectory, new challenges emerge – yet they can be overcome. Read on to find out more. Growing pains Any business leader who has experienced the rapid […]Continue reading
96. Coaching for a successful growth strategy
In this guest article by Jan Bowen-Nielsen we look at how a business coach can help you develop a successful growth strategy. Untapped potential Are you seeing some great unfulfilled growth potential for your business, but struggling to realise it? Is your team pulling in different directions and not prioritising their efforts well? Are you […]Continue reading