What Should the Parties of the Centre-Left do Now?

This is not a party political piece. I am writing, as ever, about leadership since there are important leadership lessons here. They apply equally well to organisations, sports teams, political parties and others. In the face of failure, when the circumstances should have led to success, the critical next step is to learn but how…

The Blame Game

I’m a firm believer that the key to success is to focus on what you can control and to let go of what you can’t. Sounds obvious, but every day most of us will be faced with examples where this rules goes out of the window and instead the ugly face of blame rears its…

It’s ‘T’ Time – let’s put the Technology into STEM

There has been a lot of focus on STEM subjects over the last few years, and rightly so. The government in its Industrial Strategy Green Paper published earlier this year has drawn attention to the importance of the subjects and the need for skills in these areas, highlighting STEM skills as one of the ten…