The Tensense Team

Tensense is a blend of specialists from the fields of science, technology and business.

Bob Willett

Chair

Mike Roe

Chief Executive

Dr Mike Carter

Chief Scientific Officer

Sarah Nelson

HR and Operations

Dr Andrew Fox

Chief Technology Officer

Alan Gater

Product

Nick Middleton

Customer Success

John Potter

Quality

Football Leadership
November 22, 2022

England’s Manager Gareth Southgate stands on the brink of …… in the football World Cup (fill in the blank if you dare, – or care!)

Gareth Southgate embodies many of the qualities and characteristics that we would hope to find in contemporary leadership: setting stretch targets, providing support for his players and staff, an emphasis on great communication; and a healthy dose of humility and vulnerability. “As footballers we’re going to lose matches, we’re going to concede goals, but how […]

unseen data
November 9, 2022

Unseen Data is the Most Valuable

It is not surprising that life altering and, in some cases life threatening, events such as the pandemic, global inflation and the new war in Europe are having profound effects on people in and out of work. What is surprising is the size of the gap in the understanding of these effects on well-being between […]

October 17, 2022

Leaders don’t need to be likeable

Most of us will know people who are likeable and often will view them more favourably than the people we know who are less easy to get along with. This human tendency to favour people who are likeable extends to workplace situations such as recruitment. As Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CIO at ManpowerGroup, points out in his […]

July 12, 2022

Dr Andrew Fox joins Tensense as new CTO

Due to our continued growth we are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Fox as Chief Technology Officer. A seasoned and successful tech entrepreneur, he comes on board to oversee the continued development of the Tensense platform as we further enhance the powerful data insight capability that helps Senior Leaders improve organisational performance. […]

July 11, 2022

Don’t let the downturn grind you down

Change and transformation in an economic downturn can be a lifeline. Faced with an economic downturn and possible stagflation, companies may decide to batten down the hatches by cutting costs and protecting cash. Given the uncertainty of the current period, notably the availability and escalating prices of gas and oil, such a strategy is understandable. […]

June 27, 2022

‘Winging it’ or Sensemaking?

In a provocative and thought-provoking article, Emma Beddington contrasts leaders who wing it, perhaps because they love the adrenaline of taking a gamble or perhaps because they are averse to research and study, with leaders who appear to wing it in their decisions, but really have a solid well-researched understanding of the potential risks and […]

April 21, 2021

Don’t let facts get in the way of the right story

In Justin Bariso’s article about the right and wrong way to conduct a discussion, he points to the role that emotions play in persuading people to accept or reject your ideas. If, like a prosecutor looking for a win in a high-profile trial, you bombard people with facts and evidence, then there is a significant […]

April 1, 2021

Dark side of working from home

Goldman Sachs has had so much business and is doing so well in the pandemic that at least for some junior investment analysts it allegedly means working 100 hour weeks, leaving very little time to sleep, eat and wash. Some might have little sympathy for junior analysts on first year salaries and bonuses averaging $123,500 […]

March 9, 2021

Micromanagement is not the answer

In an excellent article about the challenges of staying in touch with your team in this era of necessary isolation, Kerry Goyette explains why some leaders resort to micromanagement. Micromanagement is often not a preferred leadership style but caused by a feeling that leaders are losing control when they don’t see their teams working as […]