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Command-and-control leadership is losing its grip. A new way is emerging: #OpenLeadership, embracing change as constant, encouraging individual thought, relying on intuition more than data, fluidity more than hierarchy, trust more than fear, and putting the common good ahead of profit.

Learn about the four core qualities of leaders who can and will be at the vanguard of #OpenLeadership.

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Tom is at his best one-on-one, in conversation, where he is an excellent listener, keen to understand what I am saying behind the words. He is sensitive to emotions and motivations, connecting personal journeys with the aspiration of the overall business. I always have the sense that Tom has time to care and that my opinion matters, which is a rare talent in such a busy world!

– Mark Beaumont, Global Adventurer, author, speaker

Tom has been a mentor and a great source of support and inspiration to me for over a decade. Always willing to share his insight, perspective and wealth of experience, he has always challenged me to do better. Work with him if you get the chance!

– Steve McIntosh, GPHR, FCA, Founder & CEO

Tom's Latest Writing

I do not agree with what you have to say…

I do not agree with what you have to say… …but I will defend to the death your right to say it For several years I have gone each year to Kilkenomics, my favourite event of the year. One of the most remarkable things about it is that the panel moderators are professional comedians, who […]

Do you take time to learn leadership skills from athletes?

My question today is not CAN you as a leader take time to learn from athletes, but DO you? As an ex-athlete as well as friend, father and colleague to a number of elite athletes and leaders involved in supporting elite athletes, the crossover in learning from Athletes to Leaders has always been an obsession […]

A Cautionary Tale for a Sunday

As the great Ed Percival always taught me: “never make a point without telling a story”. Today, for your Sunday morning delectation and delight, simply sharing the latest from Tim Harford, a great story-teller in written form (who I first discovered through “The Undercover Economist“. Tim has just launched a wonderful new podcast called “Cautionary […]

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