How to Apply McKinsey’s Context-based Leadership to your Team or Company

Here is a 4-minute long video to introduce the idea of context-based leadership, present a simple way to create it, and illustrate how it can help make your leadership more relevant.   The full McKinsey article this blog references is here.

Four Ways to Avoid Causing Offence with your Mobile

We have different ideas on what is acceptable mobile phone in business meetings. Below is a 2 minute video which describes four ways to avoid causing offence to others.    

magic question customer experience The Magic Question Which Improves your Customer Experience

Like many businessmen and women I travel and will often find myself in a new city with an evening to kill. As a food lover I go out and find a reasonable restaurant and have settled on a method to get a decent meal, and realised that it really improves the customer experience I have. […]

How your business can escape from ‘The Everyday Box’

It’s a worthwhile exercise to ask yourself if your life has turned out the way you expected it to – especially in your entrepreneurial life. If you ask yourself “How is my Business really doing?”, then how do you measure it? Turnover, Service, Employee number, growth, competition, money, your life-style? Nowadays we are expected to […]

New Apex Discovery Introduction Video

To help people understand what we do in under 60 seconds I’ve recorded a new video:   Please share it! Alasdair Graham

How to be a leadership catalyst

D A Henderson, Head of the WHO programme that eradicated smallpox “I was reading about this guy who showed incredible leadership,” began Hugh, and I knew exactly who he meant. Although Hugh lives near Montreal and I live in London, both of us had locked on to a leadership story about Donald Ainslie Henderson, an […]

Flexibility of working Should You Flex Your Working Style or Always Stay Authentic?

Flexing your style depending on the person and situation is one of the key ideas of situational leadership. A directive approach can help people who are new to a field and have enthusiasm, but little experience, and a supportive manner would benefit those who already have a good level of knowledge. In contrast, being authentic to […]

Five Ways to Manage Your Smartphone Addiction

My Addiction to my Phone Hello everyone, my name is Alasdair and I am a smartphone addict. It’s been twenty minutes since my last hit. I first discovered that I was a addicted to using my phone in September 2016. As a child I read voraciously, and as an adult I would normally read a book every […]

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