M and A: Opportunities and Issues

Two headlines in the FT caused me to pause this morning, partly because they appeared close together in the online version of the newspaper.   “ Merger Boom means 2015 is the new 2007: Record valuations set to make year the strongest since crisis” read the first. “Willis, Towers and […]


Social Mobility and recruiter bias

The following post was previously published on our sister website, www.careerintransition.com.  At its heart is an important leadership issue: how to hire the best talent possible (as opposed, perhaps, to the best possible talent)?   The UK’s Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission reports that top City firms appear to […]


Development and staff engagement

In a previous post, I wrote about the need for organisations to select and manage their talent pool so that they have options for succession into senior roles from within in addition to hiring in from outside.   Both approaches carry risk. However, the promotion of leaders from within may […]