Author: Chris Paton

10 Principles of Great Leadership – Podcast Ep6



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Guest Presenter: Roderic Yapp, Quirk Solutions Associate and Leadership Trainer Leadership isn’t an easy thing. It’s all about judgement and it’s all about character and that’s what makes it so difficult. However, there are 10 guiding principles that great leaders work within to ensure success for their team and their organisation. This week we have

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The Importance of Trust in Managing Teams – Guest on The EW Group Podcast



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Studies show that having a sense of purpose is increasingly what drives us to work. Building a culture of trust is one way to create that feeling for people. When the stakes are high, we need to trust the people we work with. I was recently invited by Rachael Wilson, MD of the EW Group

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Empowered Delegation – Podcast Ep 5



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In this week’s podcast, we discuss two techniques – empowered delegation & closed-loop communication – that can help our organisations harness the collective innovation and intelligence of the people working within our organisations.  We are constantly striving to improve our business performance and achieve greater success but all too often don’t do so effectively or in

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Quirk Solutions launch Wargaming for GDPR



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LEADING UK wargaming exponents Quirk Solutions are proud to announce the expansion of their service offering to include wargames specific to GDPR. Building on the success of our wargame offering, we at Quirk Solutions have developed GDPR specific wargames which offer organisations who gather and hold personal data an opportunity to identify potential risks and

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GDPR: Are you ready for 2018?



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Are you ready for GDPR in May 2018? Listen Chris Paton explain why businesses and organisation need to start taking GDPR seriously: The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) that come into effect in May 2018 will have significant consequences for every organisation and companies who gather and hold personal data. Organisations will need to put

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The Changing Face of Leadership – Quirk Solutions Podcast Ep 4



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Culture change and the changing nature of leadership that exists within our working environments right now is significant. The workforce is changing and we are seeing people coming into employment that are very different from those that have been in employment for a number of years. People who are more adaptable and collaborative in their

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5 common strategy mistakes FD’s are making



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Organisations can be so focused on the day-to-day issues, that strategy suffers. Here are the five key things that can trip organisations up. This article was written for and published by Financial Director magazine on 17th October, 2017. Commercial organisations, particularly large corporates, are often so focused on the day-to-day issues of performance, competition and share price, that they

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Vulnerability – Quirk Solutions Podcast Ep3



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The importance of vulnerability to business performance should not be underestimated.  Vulnerability promotes authenticity and building connections with people.  It can enable an organisation.  Vulnerability has been described as being the heartbeat of creativity and innovation and as such impacts in a positive manner on business performance.  The very best leaders are able to make

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Wargaming for Brexit



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At the Labour party conference this week, Jeremy Corbyn warned about the importance of wargaming the effects of currency depreciation on the economy, should Labour get in at the next election. Well, at least they’re being honest – the anti-capitalist rhetoric from Brighton this week means the markets will go into a tailspin if Corbyn

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Catastrophic success – Quirk Solutions Podcast Ep2



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It is surprising how few organisations consider Catastrophic Success as a risk to their business and yet so many are affected by it. Catastrophic success is something that goes so well, the outcome is so disproportionately brilliant, that we struggle to keep up with it. This in turn creates significant issues for a company. When

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