What they say

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


Banks – How will they recover their reputation? A global leadership crisis

July 11th, 2012 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

There are continued intakes of breath, tutting and shaking of heads at the antics of the banks. Barclays is in for the most opprobrium but the banking community has been viewed as villains ever since Northern Rock was the first to have the wheels come off in 2007 – yes it’s nearly 5 years since…

Leadership – New thinking and inevitable change

April 12th, 2012 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

The idea that leadership by default be a centrist notion is already widely challenged. Command and control is seen to be less effective in the light of new industry management style and new thinking. Managers should for sure be coaches and influencers – they need to be team guides, not team controllers. But where is…

Why BAA failed in the snow

January 16th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

No wonder Virgin and Lufthansa want compensation As a leadership and change consultant I watched the BAA Heathrow snow debacle with horror and some certainty of the causes. The causes were betrayed in the BAA’s CEO interview on ITN news. The whole thing had a horrible inevitability about it. The simple reality is that most…