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Business Lessons From the British Military with Chris Paton

Business Lessons From the British Military with Chris Paton

Quirk Solutions' Chris Paton was interviewed by Michael Leadbetter, host of The Pivot Factory Podcast. The Pivot Factory sheds light on how leaders face disruption in interesting ways. On the show, Chris outlined how he applies his military experience in the corporate...

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…

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...

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

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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