The new CEO: a stranger in a strange land?


The New CEO
April 30, 2024

The new CEO: a stranger in a strange land?

This paper follows Mike Roe’s exploration of the challenges faced by newly appointed CEOs. Internally appointed CEOs who baulk at the title of this paper should consider that, as we develop our careers, it is a continuous adaptation of mirrors, masks, and a search for identity. And if, in the first 100 days, whether appointed […]

April 28, 2024

Making sense of organisational health

McKinsey’s latest findings on organisational health “demonstrate that it remains the best predictor of value creation and a sustainable source of competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.” Central to their posit is that organisations that practise data-driven decision-making are 63 percent more likely than others to adapt to a changing business environment. The causes of, […]

CEOs - the First 90 days
April 17, 2024

CEOs and the first 90 days

We hear again and again that leaders are navigating what might be the toughest-ever operating environment, given serial disruptions like gen AI, rising geopolitical risk, persistent economic uncertainty, and so forth. Change and disruption is the norm, there is an ever-increasing reliance on data and executive dashboards, a disparate and changing workforce, and the leader’s […]

April 12, 2024

Why Tensense is a Unique Tool for Enabling Effective Organisational Change

McKinsey has, rightly, celebrated the work of: ‘Daniel Kahneman, author, economist, and psychologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 2002 for his seminal work on human judgement and decision-making, who passed away on March 27 at the age of 90. In his best-selling 2011 book, Thinking, Fast and Slow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), […]

Organisational Sensemaking for Accountants
March 15, 2024

Delving Deeper into Organisational Sensemaking™ in Accountancy Firms

Recognised social psychologist Karl Weick defines Organisational Sensemaking™ as the process through which people in organisations explore, interpret, and create frameworks to convert unprocessed data into meaningful, actionable, information. It is a constantly evolving process crucial to shaping organisational decisions and strategies. Its practice is of paramount significance in the field of accountancy.  In today’s […]

Challenges for a new CEO
January 29, 2024

Harnessing the power of Tensense’s Organisational Sensemaking™ data for new CEOs

The journey into a CEO role is a challenging one, presenting new leaders with a landscape whose complexity often surpasses expectations. As discussed in a comprehensive article by McKinsey & Company, many new CEOs feel underprepared for their roles, and the rate at which they must adapt is unprecedented. However, there’s a silver lining in […]

Human intuition
January 2, 2024

Harnessing Intuition: Data Meets Human Insights

In the modern, corporate world, if we want to make any serious decision or measure a change project, we need to justify our workings by invariably pulling together some charts and stats from the available data, because that is verifiable and provable. However, data ‘drives’ the image in the rear-view mirror; sentiment (or evolving sensemaking) ‘drives’ […]

December 13, 2023

The importance of culture

It has been a really bad week for Sellafield with claims of a long-term toxic culture coming on top of the revelation that computer systems in Sellafield are being hacked. Given that employees at Sellafield are looking after some of the dirtiest and most hazardous substances known to man in difficult circumstances and many may […]

seeing around corners
November 2, 2023

The Art of Anticipation: Sensemaking in Leadership

In a modern business landscape defined by rapid changes and unforeseen challenges, the ability to “see around corners” is more vital then ever. It’s all about sensemaking, and leaders need to harness it effectively. A recent McKinsey piece  titled, ‘Seeing around corners: How to excel as a Chief of Staff’ (COS), aptly captures this notion:  […]