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PODCAST – Leadership during Lockdown: Learning about remote teams as we go

Thanks for joining us for the sixth episode of The Amicus Leadership Podcast. We’ve got great conversations and insights into military and business leadership in bucket loads in this series.

Our guest for this week is Alex Lupis, Global Head of Client Engagement and Global Co-Head of ESG Sales at HSBC.

In this episode, Alex talks to Jennifer and Peter about about the changing face of leadership during lockdown. They discuss leadership of remote and hybrid teams and what this has meant for team cohesion within businesses.

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PODCAST – Leading in Education: Delivering the best for our Future Talen‪t‬

Thanks for joining us for the fifth episode of The Amicus Leadership Podcast. We’ve got great conversations and insights into military and business leadership in bucket loads in this series.

Our guest for this week is Jo Terry-Marchant, Principal of https://www.highlands.ac.uk (Highlands College), Jersey.

In this episode, Jo talks to Jennifer and Peter about the importance of leadership in education. It’s not to be missed!

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PODCAST – Everything depends on Leadership: Building for the Futur‪e‬

Thanks for joining us for the fourth episode of The Amicus Leadership Podcast. We’ve got great conversations and insights into military and business leadership in bucket loads in this series.

Our guest for this week is the Founder and CEO of https://www.c5capital.com (C5 Capital), André Pienaar.

In this episode, André talks to Jennifer and Peter about the value of experience in entrepreneurship, including previous government service, and how this shapes the approach to building the future. They also talk about the importance of strategy and leadership in delivering high ambitions.

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PODCAST – Trust in Leadership: The Power of Delegation

Thanks for joining us for the third episode of The Amicus Leadership Podcast. We’ve got great conversations and insights into military and business leadership in bucket loads in this series.

This week we’re talking to John Deverell, CBE, CEO at https://www.thepreparedmind.net (thepreparedmind.net)

In this episode John shares his insights from three decades in the British army and years of experience in a number of high profile roles across the private and public sector. We talk about the importance of trust in leadership and how effective delegation is a powerful addition to your leadership toolkit.

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PODCAST – Focusing on the Future: The Importance of Optimism

Thanks for joining us for the second episode of The Amicus Leadership Podcast. We’ve got great conversations and insights into military and business leadership in bucket loads in this series.

This week we’re talking to Graham Elliott, CEO of https://www.azuruw.com (Azur Underwriting Ltd).

Graham has had a very successful career and during the conversation he shares some fantastic insights into his leadership philosophy and experience. In this episode he talks to us about leading by example, why it’s so important to trust your team and why you should be nurturing different personalities too.

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PODCAST – Soldier to Start Ups: What kind of leadership does it take‪?‬

Thanks for joining us for the first episode of The Amicus Leadership Podcast. We’ve got great conversations and insights into military and business leadership in bucket loads in this series.

This week we’re talking to Paul Ford, Founder and CEO of Operational Risk Data and Intelligence business, https://acin.com (Acin).

Paul talked to us about his growing business, how he mobilised his team whilst also building capital and why leadership has played such an important part in his career to date, both in the military and the start up world.

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Jersey Consultants Recognised by Financial Times

Below is the latest article in the Bailiwick Express:

Jersey-based consultancy, Amicus Limited, has been announced as one of the 2018 Financial Times leading management consultancies.

The list reviews the top UK management consultancies across a range of sectors.

Over 8,000 firms were reviewed by survey firm Statista, using input from industry experts and clients, to compile the list of top companies.

Formed in 2014 by General Sir Peter Wall, the former Chief of the General Staff for the British Army, and Mrs Jennifer Carnegie, a senior executive with experience in the commercial sector, Amicus delivers bespoke leadership and organisational support to a range of blue-chip international clients, as well as Jersey firms.

Sir Peter, as Chief Executive, commented: “We are delighted to have been recognised as one of the top performers in our industry in the category for ‘People and Performance’. This is a real accolade and demonstrates our contribution and commitment to our clients.

“With our blend of military and commercial experience we have been able to offer bespoke solutions to help our clients thrive in an increasingly complex market place. At Amicus, we like to be seen as a ‘critical friend’ – experienced people you can trust and rely on to guide your future, as partners.”

Jennifer Carnegie, the Chief Operating Officer, commented: “Our strong results and the relationships we have forged with our clients have been key to our success and to our place in the Financial Times list of Leading Management Companies. We are very grateful for their support.

“Whilst we work internationally, as a company we never forget our home base. It gives us immense satisfaction to work with our clients and friends in Jersey, and we feel a real responsibility to share our expertise for the benefit of local companies and the Jersey economy.”

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Leading in Uncertain Times – Part 6: Making Yourself Clear

Whether you decide to adopt a control-based or a trust-based approach to the leadership challenges posed by uncertainty, communication is at a real premium when your people are unsettled.

This is the time to be crystal clear with employees and communicate your message frequently and consistently. They need to understand what you want from them, what might happen to them and, above all, they must be convinced you are telling them the truth. Empowering middle leaders to inform their own people through a cascade system builds confidence if it is done well. Open letters to all employees are also a useful fall-back if you can’t get the message to everybody in person in a timely manner – our people deserve to hear it from us first, rather than from the media.

Then get out and about and speak to people in person. Walk the floors and let employees talk to you, and challenge you with their fears and concerns. Truthful answers are vital – no matter how grim the news, they will respect your honesty.

We all think we are communicating enough, but invariably we aren’t – all of us have an insatiable appetite for knowing, repeatedly, what is going on. In awkward times, we must sustain the trust and hope of those who will be critical to our collective success.

I hope you have enjoyed these articles on Leading in Uncertain Times and I welcome any feedback. Thank you for staying the course. If we can help you on any of these topics do please get in touch.