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Views & Opinions

 
Our Members' Comments on Current Topics

Within our Company there is a vast well of knowledge and professional opinion, relating, for example, to the Economy and Present Day Management matters. Regularly, articles are published in our newsletters that highlight particular issues, views and opinion. These articles are gathered together here in reverse chronological order.

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A business plan does not a business make...

Liveryman Gia Campari highlights impressive business lessons learned from South America, during pro bono activity for a WCoMC client...

 

“We have nothing to learn from South America.” was the reply I received from the CEO of a European organisation when I suggested he contact the South American sister company to find out how they approached internal communication. Prejudices die hard and that is a great pity - for the people who are behind and who could avoid reinventing the wheel, not for those who are striding ahead.

 

Business as usual, until it’s not usual?

The last week of February could have been a defining week for global trade. We could have seen the imposition of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports into the US; we could have seen the UK Parliament taking control of the Brexit process.    But we didn’t...

Dr. Rebecca Harding, Liveryman, CEO Coriolis Technologies

Why are you not putting your customer first...?

Dr Simon Davey reflects on his experience adjudicating as an Independent Commissioner in the field of direct marketing...

 

 

The heart of the direct marketing Code is “Put Your Customer First” – it usually applies but as ever the devil is in the detail and the three underlying outcomes (below) are not always realised:

WCoMC Management Consulting 2030 – the rise of the robo-consultant ...

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. With great power comes great responsibility. Is this the age of the rise of the truly ethical consultant?...

Brexit and the precautionary principle: why clarity now is more important than ever...

...panellists attempt to express no view, so as not to upset anyone who might be a client with differing views... 

A Riddle for Christmas! – What has Lasted Centuries and is Made New Every Year...?

The City does Renewal with Stability better than anywhere. Management consultants very often work in this dialectic. In the City, Renewal with Stability is shown in the leading offices of governance and ceremony!

John McLean Fox - following the award of an Outstanding Service Medal - addresses the Members' Reception - 20 September 2018...

...fuelling the desire to become a full Livery Company that would enhance the reputation of the management consultancy profession through its charitable activities...

Ten years from the financial crisis - banks, Brexit and populism....

Our politics and our social discourse have fragmented into extremes as a result of the populism that was triggered by negative or flat real wage growth and a growing sense of inequality of opportunity.

 

Where can you find a vertical forest?

As a former Vice Chairman of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, Calvert Markham was invited to contribute to  the ICMCI meeting and conference recently held in Milan, at a session relating to the formation of our own Centre for Management Consulting Excellence - CMCE...

 

Lt. Col. Brian O’Rorke - Master 1996-97 Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

Annual Service 20th September 2018 –Delivered by Michael Jeans, Master 2001-02

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