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Thoughts working from home

It’s OK to find it hard at times. We have lost many of our structures and routines and normal channels of social contact. Most don’t like to own up to finding things hard, but it’s normal to struggle at the best of times and especially now. Be brave; talk about what you are finding difficult … Continue reading

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Leadership in a changing world

I hosted a panel session on this topic at the CIO Global Banking Summit being held in London this week. My topic is Leadership and Change, prompted by work I’m doing to think about why change is successful. This blog is updated version with feedback from the conference discussion in italics. At Aldermore, I’ve been … Continue reading

What makes good leadership.

I’ve been in leadership roles for much of my career and thinking about how to improve all the time. I’ve had the benefit of working for some great leaders and seen what they do, and also had the privilege of being coached by a professional external coach. So what have I learnt? Here are my … Continue reading

Tips on how to be a good Manager

Its a while since I last posted. At the OU we are doing alot of work on Agile Working and the technology to underpin and support that. At a recent event, the traits of a good manager as seen by Google were presented. They clearly are getting many things right, so I thought I would … Continue reading

Life at the Open Univeristy

It’s been a while since my last blog, I’ve been a bit busy getting to grips with my new role running IT Service and Operations at the Open University. The OU is an interesting place to work. Being recognised as a market leader worldwide in distance learning is great, however continuous change and improvement is required to maintain that … Continue reading