Author Archives: The Askyra Team

3 Things We Can Learn As Leaders from the Panama Papers

The Panama Papers scandal reminds us how volatile the overall business environment is. What’s more, things that would have not attracted much attention a few years ago, now generate a deluge of news. And look how in UK alone, how … Continue reading

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Is your strategy being distorted by discourse?

What on earth is discourse? well, it’s what we think and say. What we say shapes what we do, and how others perceive our organisation and ourselves. If you want to create a strategy that is truly competitive, it is … Continue reading

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Using Shukko to Improve Innovation

Innovation is often seen as very process-driven, systems-driven, and these are often vital elements. If you don’t have a systematic way to innovate, the risk is that pockets of different practice spread up across the organisation, but they might not … Continue reading

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“Design the City!” at North London Collegiate School

Peter Wainwright has been invited to lead a workshop for the school’s geography society on 7 March and the theme will be Design the City! Peter will go through some design and innovation techniques with the students who will create … Continue reading

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Interview with 2012 Olympic Men’s Marathon Silver Medal Winner Abel Kirui

Listen to Peter Wainwright’s interview with Abel Kirui in 2011 before he then went on to win Silver on Sunday 12th August at the London 2012 Olympics Men’s Marathon. In October 2011 Peter interviewed Abel after he came second in the … Continue reading

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Designing the culture of the organisation

Organisational culture is just as important as the organisation’s strategy, indeed they can support each other. Recently, bank chiefs’ bonuses have been in the spotlight, and look to stay there for some time! What is critical is how the culture … Continue reading

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Peter Wainwright appointed to teach Strategy at the Open University Business School

Peter Wainwright appointed as Associate Lecturer in the Dynamics of Strategy on the MBA programme at the Open University Business School. This is a brand new course that gives managers and leaders the skills needed to contribute to strategy for … Continue reading

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Facilitating virtual problem solving

8 senior managers, across 3 continents, are working virtually to creatively solve a range of complex problems over 3 weeks. The managers are MBA students with the Open University Business School. Peter Wainwright is facilitating the process; welcoming students, making … Continue reading

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Collaboration “executed precisely”

We have just finished working with Niteworks and UK MOD to update the Concept of Employment (CONEMP), an operating concept, for the future generation of a major collection of vehicle-based military systems (the “Future Rapid Effects System”). The Niteworks senior management … Continue reading

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Learning from Santa Monica

This is a picture (copywrite openbuildings.com) of the Santa Monica Civic Centre car park. Quite amazing! If someone can make a car park look exciting, then this inspires us to think how seemingly ordinary parts of an organisation, or its … Continue reading

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Creativity is the most sought after leadership quality

“Facing a world becoming dramatically more complex, it is interesting that CEOs selected creativity as the most important leadership attribute. Creative leaders invite disruptive innovation, encourage others to drop outdated approaches and take balanced risks. They are open-minded and inventive … Continue reading

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