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Interview Series

Why should companies choose Gaming to improve their performance?

Why should companies choose Gaming to improve their performance?

In our latest video series, Chris Paton talks to Richard Withers, a consultant specialising in Decision Games for the Pharmaceutical Industry. After 11 years of building up his very successful consultancy firm, he sold it and now works as a strategic advisor. Here's...

The Critical Success Factors of Running A Game

The Critical Success Factors of Running A Game

In our latest video series, Chris Paton talks to Richard Withers, a consultant specialising in Decision Games for the Pharmaceutical Industry. After 11 years of building up his very successful consultancy firm, he sold it and now works as a strategic advisor. Here's...

Overcoming The Resistance to Decision Making Games

Overcoming The Resistance to Decision Making Games

In our latest video series, Chris Paton talks to Richard Withers, a consultant specialising in Decision Games for the Pharmaceutical Industry. After 11 years of building up his very successful consultancy firm, he sold it and now works as a strategic advisor. Here's...

Webinars

Crisis Planning

Chris gave a webinar on crisis management on the 24th of March to share his knowledge with business who do not have contingency plans prepared in times of crisis. The webinar is aimed at all schools, clubs, small businesses and even big businesses…

Beyond Crisis – What Comes Next?

Phil Jones, MD of the UK arm of Brother and Chris Paton, MD of Quirk Solutions and Strategy Execution expert, will be broadcasting a FREE webinar on Wednesday to share their knowledge with leaders and managers on how businesses can navigate the next phase of the crisis.

Press

To be prepared is half the victory

To be prepared is half the victory

In this How to… guide, Chris Paton highlights the six core
principles of good – and well-managed – disaster recovery,
regardless of the type of business emergency encountered

Leading from the front

Leading from the front

In this How to… guide, Chris Paton highlights the six core
principles of good – and well-managed – disaster recovery,
regardless of the type of business emergency encountered

Podcasts

Willful Blindness – Podcast Ep1

Willful Blindness – Podcast Ep1

Willful blindness is a legal term used in the legal profession and means that you’re holding back some sort of piece of information that you know could render you liable if you were to say it. It’s almost about concealing something. In a business context, willful...

Vulnerability – Podcast Ep3

Vulnerability – Podcast Ep3

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…

Empowered Delegation – Podcast Ep 5

Empowered Delegation – Podcast Ep 5

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…

Videos

How to Lead When Others Know More Than You

How to Lead When Others Know More Than You

In this video from the series ‘In Conversation with Chris Paton’ Chris talks with Charlie Wagstaff about his experience of being a leader in The Royal Marines. In an early placement, Chris was leading 27 Marines …

Empowering Your Team Through A Framework

Empowering Your Team Through A Framework

In this video as part of our series ‘In Conversation with Chris Paton’ Chris discusses with Charlie the common misperception that in the military there is a strict top-down control hierarchy but in reality, the involvement of all team members is vital in operations....

Closed Loop Communication

Closed Loop Communication

In Conversation with Chris Paton and Charlie Wagstaff. In this video series, Chris discusses with Charlie how he has applied military techniques to the corporate world: Closed Loop Communication. Closed Loop Communication is a technique used by the military that...

Blogs

The 5 Principles to Successful Plans

The 5 Principles to Successful Plans

Winston Churchill was famous for his unstinting and seemingly inexhaustible resilience throughout WW2.  He is therefore often seen as the epitome of an individual who never wavered in anything he did. In fact, he was known to regularly change or amend plans as they...

Checking Your Blindspot

Checking Your Blindspot

Few organisations have the processes in place to root out the ‘unknown knowns’. Chris Paton extols the virtues of ‘business wargames’ as a means of getting this invisible enemy into your sights This article was written for and published by Continuity the...

Business Wargaming – Making The Difference

Business Wargaming – Making The Difference

Realising and predicting forthcoming event and problems in the running of a business is key to the organisations success. Business wargaming strategists will provide an unprecedented level of security and help with development…

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