Article + video: igniting organisational purpose

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has a vibrant Companions network, which meets regularly to discuss the big issues in business. Recently, a senior-level group met to discuss organisational purpose. Here’s my write-up plus a video I co-produced with the excellent Sarah Rowland. A satisfying piece of multi-channel journalism…


How to create an amazing workplace culture

Two years ago, I co-created the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20 project, which looks into the UK companies that are most highly ranked (by employees) for their workplace culture and senior leadership. Here’s a piece I wrote off the back of that, examining some of the wackier ideas for creating a productive culture…

How to cut it among the world’s elite comms leaders: 18 habits

While writing for the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Chartered Management Institute, I’ve been able to observe and study the changing habits of the upper-echelon leader. Here, from achingly white teeth to an insistence on “10X” performance, is what it takes to get to the top table in comms. This article, which I loved writing, is from the Q2 edition of Influence magazine.

Too much information: Yuval Harari on communications

In the spring of 2017, I got the chance to interview Professor Yuval Harari, author of Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. This is a mind-bendingly¬†interesting book, and I relished the chance to talk to Professor Harari. My interview was for the Q2 edition of Influence, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations magazine. Perhaps most strikingly, Harari believes that peace and quiet is the new symbol of wealth and power. He, like many of the world’s elite, does not carry a smartphone.