The Art of Anticipation: Sensemaking in Leadership


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:  […]

October 27, 2023

Never ending transformation

The recent cyber-attack on the email system provided by for hotels to interact with guests is a stark example of how companies need not only to stay ahead of their competition but to be constantly aware of new opportunities and vigilant to threats presented by continuous advances in technology. Cyber security is just one […]

jobs rising
October 6, 2023

Jobs on the rise

US job openings were up by 5.8% in August to 9.6 million, of which over half a million was an increase in professional jobs. This must be a matter of concern for business leaders looking to expand their companies. The competition for good people has gone up along with the costs. According to this article […]

Managing uncertainty
September 17, 2023

Managing uncertainty

With a sharp fall in the PMI raising the potential for recession in the UK and a report that US employers announced 75,151 lay-offs in August, the highest level since 2020, it is understandable that people are anxious and concerned about the future.    In her article in the MIT Sloan Management Review, Liz Fosslien writes […]

Organisational Sensemaking
September 4, 2023

Media companies and hubris don’t make good bedfellows

The recent controversy surrounding Linus Tech Tips (LTT) serves as a stark reminder of the importance of leaders having the right tools and insights to make informed decisions, avoid reputational damage and respond effectively in times of crisis. The Forbes article on LTT highlights how quickly media companies can lose their standing when other media […] A consultant's view
July 15, 2023

A consultant’s view: why should I care?

As a consultant I am asked from time to time to explain what I do.  I usually reply, “do you want the standard or more memorable answer to that question?”   Most elect for the more memorable; to which I reply, “I am a child, an electrician, and a plumber.”   Expanding on this, I mean […]

Implementing a data culture
July 5, 2023

Make the office great again

It would be hard not to notice the drawn-out debate on working from home versus returning to the office or some hybrid mix of the two. There are countless articles justifying each approach. For their part companies are taking action.  Some like HSBC are embracing hybrid working and planning to move out of Canary Wharf […]

The challenge of transformation
June 15, 2023

The challenges of transformation

With the news that the UK has the lowest export growth in the G7 other than Japan, it is clear that UK business is suffering. This situation is confirmed by PwC’s CEO survey which found that 22% of UK CEOs believed that their current business model will not survive to 2030. PwC identify a wide […]

June 9, 2023

Tensense appoints Maureen Scott as new Head of Product to drive innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen Scott as the new Head of Product. With an impressive track record in product strategy, innovation, and market expansion, Maureen brings a wealth of experience to the role and will play a key role in driving the company’s future growth. Maureen joins Tensense with experience in […]