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What we’re reading – Alliance book recommendations

As we shared book recommendations with each other after the Easter break, we realised that between us, we in The Alliance read a lot! Inspired by this, we decided to share with you brief reviews of some of the books that have made an impact on us, whether work-related or just for fun. This post […]

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Leadership Profile: Kenny Wilson leads the home of modern vintage as CEO of Cath Kidston

‘You have a long working life, you need to enjoy it.’ When I meet Kenny Wilson, the affable yet determined powerhouse heading up Cath Kidston as its CEO, he certainly seems to be enjoying his job. The news that the company has been bought out by private equity group Barings Asia has just gone public. […]

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Flow into Autumn: How to recharge your batteries with a new challenge

By Ann Orton It’s the Autumn Equinox, when we officially move into autumn and the day is evenly split between light and dark. It feels like a timely point to share my reflections on an aspect of my summer. In early August, I took myself off to the wild and unspoilt countryside of the Welsh […]

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It started with a kiss …

by Linda Feerick It started with a kiss….  …well it didn’t actually but at least I have your attention! Last week I chaired our monthly Alliance meeting. The first item on the agenda is always ‘Positive Beginnings’ and it is one of the items that never gets cancelled or shifted. So, we sat in silence […]

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The Bottom Line: Lonely at the Top?

by Ann Orton We were pleased to see Executive Coaching profiled in Evan Davis’ R4 programme The Bottom Line: Lonely at the Top? with Evan and his three guests:  two very senior clients Melanie Richards, vice-Chair KPMG, and Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT Group, along with a coach or self-described ‘trusted leadership advisor’, Jonathan Bowman […]

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Andy Rhodes: The Thinking Policeman

Alliance Leadership Profile by Liz Gooster ‘Your people are your best asset’ is a phrase often quoted by leaders. But it would be hard to find a leader who puts this belief into action more wholeheartedly than Andy Rhodes, Deputy Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary. Thoughtful, people-focused, entrepreneurial and irreverent, Rhodes is not your typical […]

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Achieving Peak Performance

By Liz Gooster Alliance partner Juan Coto has been working closely with tennis player Johanna Konta for over a year. As Johanna soars from one achievement to the next – as I write she has just beaten Zhang Shuai to win herself a place in the semi-finals of the Australian Open – in The Alliance […]

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