From The Kitchen Table

How many times have you found yourself in a meeting where you just want to move on, but the conversation seems to be highjacked by a couple of people who need to know everything, and everything about it, before they will commit to a decision? David Williams, Impact’s founder and CEO, - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 18.05.15
In an increasingly competitive world, where genuinely demonstrating a clear differential is important for organisational success, it can't just be about doing it cheaper or more efficiently. It's about unlocking value - and value resides more so in people than in technology and - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 22.04.15
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When people ask me who I admire most as a leader, I often refer to Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia. I can speak about him from first-hand knowledge, having met him and having spent time with him during a trip he made here to the Lake District to talk at one of our conferences - Read More...

 
Posted by davidw on 04.03.15
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What's the point of having a great idea, if you don't do anything with it? 

It's fun to shoot the breeze, to brainstorm or to pontificate about what could be, but personally, I just love it when I see a great idea turn into action. - Read More...

 
Posted by davidw on 24.02.15

Have you ever watched a dog enter a room for the first time? Typically, it will pace around the room, sniffing and sensing until it has explored the whole space. Only then will it choose one particular spot to lie down in and whenever it returns to that room in the future, it will - Read More...

 
Posted by davidw on 11.02.15
When I was 16 years old, I was lucky enough to attend a four-week, residential, personal development programme. It completely changed my life and set me on a course of experiences and achievements, culminating in the creation of Impact in 1980. There were many things that happened to me - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 02.02.15
I have always admired people who are able to work on more than one project at a time, the real multi-taskers. In fact I can remember times when, as a manager, I could be quite critical of people who only seemed to be able to focus on one thing at a time. I'm now wondering if I've got it all - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 27.01.15
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Do you prefer to work individually or as part of a team?  It's a question I find quite hard to answer. Popular opinion has it that working in high performing teams with a common purpose enables us to achieve more than we can alone, but in my view, there is far more to it than - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 20.01.15
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