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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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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…


UK 2015 Election – A surprise? It should not have been

May 11th, 2015 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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On October 10th 2014 I made my one and only tweet predicting the outcome of the 2015 election 7 months later: Conservatives a small majority, Labour second and Lib dems a rout. I also made two that were slightly off: a low turnout (it was average) and 10 seats for UKIP, they got 1 seat…


InfIuence without Authority

March 12th, 2015 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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I am frequently faced with the challenges of leadership in organisations; the disempowered, the disenfranchised and the undermined people who struggle to get done what their apparent authority should make relatively easy. Or more crucially they may lack the assigned authority but quite reasonably seek to influence outcomes in their organisation. A vital skill for…


2015: A complex year already

February 1st, 2015 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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We are hearing of a healthy UK economy in 2015, but is it another false dawn? There are many good indicators but fewer are the result of government action than George Osborne would have you believe.  Let’s take some key points: Growth: it will be good for the UK but it will not have any…


Tesco Drops: Leadership and ‘Group Think’

November 3rd, 2014 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Tesco this year has seen its share price fall by 25% and eight directors have been suspended following the over reporting of profits by £250m. The Financial Conduct Authority is looking into the matter and now even the Serious Fraud office has expressed an interest in the situation. All this is on top of the…


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