The only thing to fear is unproductive fear

Fear can paralyse – or, targeted on valid concerns, can stimulate effective action and innovation On 4 March 1933, US President Franklin Roosevelt uttered the famous words: “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into … Read more

The old guard is out. The new board is in.

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION It’s dare or die, writes Donna Williams Across the global corporate landscape, ageing boards are clinging on for their lives. Consult any 2018 ‘top 10 companies’ list, and you will see a smattering of start-ups displace and relegate well-known brands and previously omnipresent companies to the ignominious lower echelons of … Read more

Drive fright out of the system

Fear is the key, says Liz Mellon [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] My working career started in the relatively safe environs of the UK Civil Service. As a graduate on an accelerated development path, I was being fast-tracked through an intellectual hothouse. I never feared for my job, only whether … Read more