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Blog Archives: Nigel Phillips

What makes a good leader? Part 3

Change is hard for politicians. But what makes political leadership so precarious is that it is relatively easy for voters. If we get…

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What makes a good leader? Part 2

It helps to arrive in office knowing who you are. Obama, always poised and self-contained, knew his own worth full well. Yet he…

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What makes a good leader? Part 1

What are the traits that a good leader requires? Stamina, intelligence, ego: which characteristics make for the best bosses? Some say a second-class…

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You cannot be serious

The chancellor, Sajid Javid, is said to be drawing up plans for millions of 50p Brexit coins to be minted in time for…

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Obesity

When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in…

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Working at home

Emma Gannon is the author of a book on flexible/home workers. She says: “There’s a stereotype that flexible workers sit at home all…

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How to work

Co-working, co-working, co-working; it’s taking over our cities’ workspaces. There is a  co-working space provider, called WeWork, which is the biggest occupier of…

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Equality

Right. I am going to talk and walk you through an article I read in a recent issue of the Guardian. The writer,…

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How to win an argument

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters of religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the…

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The landowning scandal

I have a friend who works almost every waking hour, mainly to pay the rent. Her landlord lives on a beach, 4,000 miles…

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