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Stephen Archer is a speaker with great charisma. By using illustrations and personal experiences and not being afraid to share his own point of view of the current situation and who is to blame for it, he engages the whole audience, at the same time helping us all to understand the credit crunch a little better.

— Warwick Business School

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Brexit, Trump but no global chaos. An interim report.

May 16th, 2017 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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A few months ago when I wrote on this topic the political and economic climate seemed rather precarious if not downright scary.  But normality, moderation and stability are returning sooner than would have been thought possible at the start of this year. Neither France nor the Netherlands has extreme right wing leaders. Germany seems certain…


2017: Only fear fear…

December 17th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Stay with me, this piece will end on a positive note. 40% of business leaders (according to a survey in the Financial Times) do not believe that the UK will retain access to the European market after Brexit. So presumably the same people believe that the other 27 European countries do not want access to…


How to approach a new leadership role

September 1st, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Stepping into a new leadership role can be daunting. New Prime Minister Theresa May, and the new England football manager, Sam Allardyce, will no doubt be feeling the pressure despite their credentials and soon there will be a new leader in Saatchi. All eyes are on these people right now. They will all have a…


Brexit – how to respond

June 29th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Brexit. What is of concern? Global market volatility, an angry EU leadership and fear of a global economic shock that could become self-fulfilling. There is a leadership void in the UK but in the next few days the lead candidates will be apparent and confidence in them will be factored into the outlook for the…


If….a prescient poem

June 29th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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I have a serious blog to follow on Brexit but this leapt out at me as suitable for the times. If nothing else it’s an enjoyable detour away from the mayhem. If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when…


UK and the EU. Leave, but its au revoir, not goodbye

February 26th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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10 justifications for leaving the EU 1. Global trade. Currently our overseas trade is tied to EU policy and trade agreements. These are not all bad but none add to our ability to compete wherever the UK wants to. Rather the opposite in many cases where our industries are bound up in the common interests…


1916 – 2016 Plus ca change?

January 7th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Welcome to 2016. I cannot recall a year where I have felt so optimistic and so apprehensive too. If that sounds like a contradiction, then view this as polar perspectives which are inter-related by globalisation and the unstable geo-political climate that exists in much of the world. The febrile nature of many political states makes…


Leaders under pressure: the implications

September 4th, 2015 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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The first casualty of pressure is truth. Truth, really? When leaders are under too much pressure then they cease to be able to see reality and compound this with self-denial that they are in any way at fault. Everyone has a pressure limit and it affects people in different ways. It might be argued that…


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