Ian J Sutherland Business Change Guru

Ian J Sutherland is a highly skilled director with expertise in governance, partnerships and regulation and almost four decades of experience serving as a powerful catalyst for change for organisations of all sizes and sectors. He thrives on identifying areas for innovation and improvement, forming effective strategies to drive efficiency and create bottom-line results. He has a proven capacity to serve as a bridge between organisations and functions, creating unity and operational coherence. A personable and creative leader, with a unique insight and the ability to see the big picture and provide constructive challenge, he writes on many matters including the delivery of change in today's world and is an opportunistic photographer who seeks to capture images that interest him. He enjoys good beer, good company and good music - not necessarily in that order.

 

Age is Just a Number

I seem to have gone age blind either that or I am delusional!! As some readers will know my father died in early 2018. My mother had died a few years earlier so may father’s passing was the prompt for my brothers and me to start the process dealing with our parents possessions and legacies with all the thoughts and memories that provokes.

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What's Holding Back Women From Top Jobs?

The need for both push and pull if we are to increase gender diversification at senior levels.

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Giving Karma A Nudge

I have long had the attitude that I will help others on Linkedin if I can reasonably do so. This is usually about advice or making introductions, sometimes it is meeting and listening. My wife has often questioned why I do it and I say that while there is often no obvious direct benefit to me, I believe that Karma will balance out and that when I need help it will find me.

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How the Circles Complete Themselves

Recently efinancial news reported on changes made by the new heads of tech at Goldman Sachs. Within this they reported that Marco Argenti was “asking Goldman's engineers to stop communicating their ideas in the form of PowerPoint presentations and to adopt the sorts of 'narrative memos' used at Amazon instead.” Argenti is looking to his teams to “to start with the customer and to consider their problem or opportunity. Begin with their most important benefit, what they want and what their experience will be like. Write as crisply and precisely as possible and use simple and concrete language. Be objective, factual and humble.”

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What is Your Best Value for Money​ Tool?

There are nine large trees and a number of smaller ones in and around my garden at home. In the summer they provide a degree of seclusion and welcome, dappled shade and in the autumn they provide a mass of leaves. As we are not allowed bonfires and I have no room to compost them these leaves need to be gathered and processed through the local authorities green waste processes.

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