“Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done“- Usain Bolt Before I left UK recently for a holiday in Australia, I was talking to a bank manager from RBS and said – “it is amazing how many in the professions, including the banks, seem to be burying their heads in the sand to the … Continue reading Is the world ready for the Tsunami of “change” heading our way?
I am often asked to help businesses where there appear to be problems of communication between the directors and their executive teams. This is unsurprisingly a very common problem I have experienced it myself several times, especially when it arises in a “partnership model”. What often transpires is that the problem starts at the very … Continue reading Leadership and Communication for more effective businesses
Where are our strong leaders when we need them? Time for the educated to stand up and be heard! Reflections after a visit to Warsaw in November 2016 I recently spent a long weekend in Warsaw with my wife We were meant to be relaxing and recuperating from relatively stressful times at work in recent … Continue reading Reflections On Weak World Leaders After A Visit to Warsaw
BREXIT or not ? ….. that is the question on everyone’s lips (This article is simply Mike Ogilvie’s personal opinion, and is not the opinion of anyone else in OBC The Accountants or Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE financial or investment advice) BREXIT or not ? – That is the question! Minds … Continue reading Brexit Or Not – a personal opinion
CRISIS MANAGEMENT – Do you know any Leaders who are “Adrenaline Junkies” Michael I have a problem – do you know anyone who can help me? Maybe – what exactly is the problem? I have run out of cash! I have very low income currently! I have had a bad inspection report! I am not … Continue reading ‘Seat of the pants’ management – banging the drum
British Airways – if only your (We’re here to help) customer services were as good as your air crew After recent trips to the Carribean once with British Airways and once with Virgin, I realised that Virgin were no longer everything they aspired to be, or had been in previous years. So when I decided … Continue reading British Airways – I am so disappointed in you
When walking around the port area of Buenos Aires with my wife Nadine we encountered two opposite extremes when it came to a pleasant welcome or not to a quality looking restaurant.We first decided to go into a nice looking busy restaurant called Cabana las Lilas, only to wait at the restaurant for over 5 … Continue reading Recognise great examples of good business when you encounter them – even in Buenos Aires
SMALL BUSINESSES AROUND THE WORLD It’s your time to fly ….…. to fly away from S.A.D. to M.A.D. The world’s economy is still teetering on the edge of the abyss – on the edge of deflation or, even worse, depression. There are hopeful signs emerging in America and in parts of Europe that there might … Continue reading Family Businesses – now is the time for you
We all could be our own “Virginistas” – but first we have to CHOOSE to be so At the cinema last night, I went to watch Nelson Mandela’s film “The long walk to freedom”, but before watching the main film, I was first struck once again by the brilliant Virgin Altantic advert – “Flying in … Continue reading Nelson Mandela and Virgin epitomise what we must all need to achieve
An interesting surprise from Thrifty Car Hire on my return to Calgary Airport Further to my recent postings about the great experience of dealing with Canadian people and businesses, apart from Thrifty Car Hire, I arrived back at Calgary Airport tired after a long icy ride back from Panorama Mountain Village. We handed the car … Continue reading Thrifty Car Hire – What’s going on here?