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I learned about leading from: that Bale’s post-match comments

What a Champions League final Gareth Bale had.  He scored an amazing goal to open, quickly followed it with a second, had an incredible impact, and earned his 4thChampions League Winners medal.  What followed were wonderful comments and accolades from all commentators, he found himself in the centre of the spotlight on the biggest stage, and yet […]

I learned about leading from: that presentation

A couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful experience of attending a great executive programme at a rather famous business school.  I was blown away by the quality of many of the delegates with all they had achieved with their businesses and I felt quite humble in their presence.  The discussions and insights we […]

WHAT A WEEKEND!

Last weekend!  An absolute scorcher, the hottest Bank Holiday weekend since records began and like so many others, I made sure that I enjoyed the sunshine, had some time with the family and generally relaxed.  Well, generally relaxed, except for the 90 minutes during which my football team, Stoke City, managed to get themselves relegated […]

Creating a new and inspirational learning culture through the introduction of AAR

BACKGROUND Our client, the UKI affiliate of a multi-national healthcare organisation, wanted to create a new culture of continuous learning which they realised was needed to address customer needs in todays ever changing  healthcare market. Against a backdrop of increasing complexity and downward cost pressures, new ways of working were certainly required in order to […]

I learned about leading from: Those NAAFI breaks

I vividly recall that many years ago, I was allowed to accompany my father to work.  It was a time when we had a different attitude towards risk assessments, liability, litigation and common sense and after being shown around the vehicle park, I was dropped off with one of the Plant Operators and allowed to […]

I learned about leading from: That family walk

This Easter weekend I managed to drag my three teenage(+) boys out of bed to do a lovely long country walk in the Kent countryside.  When we arrived at the village start point, I parked the car, turned and handed the walking book to one of them: “why do I have to do it?” was […]

AAR: Does it work?

I would like to finish my current run on AAR blogs with a short story which I hope will show you how powerful it is and the benefits of both applying the system and embedding it throughout your organisation.  It is one of the many times that AAR has been of demonstrable benefit to me […]

AAR CALLING IT

You may have read in the past that I spent about 6 weeks on exercise in Canada with my Regiment (described in my blog: “I Learned about leading from: that Rock Star”).  There is a very structured approach to the timetabling on such an exercise: the participants complete large live firing exercises and then undertake […]

iTS AAR: The Journey

I was so pleased to hear that BD were Highly Commended at the PF awards for the way in which they have both embraced and embedded After Action Review (AAR) into their organisational learning and continuous improvement culture. One of the reasons that I was so pleased was that the words After Action Review got […]