Ian J Sutherland Business Change Expert

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.

 

Why are Modern Financial Regulations So Complex?

Dear Mr Financial Regulator, I don't ask much but please can you start giving out accessible versions of your published regulations, guidelines etc. It would save me and the industry countless lost man days of unnecessary effort.

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When Anything and Everything​ lead to Nothing

I would love a £1 for every time someone has asked for help or advice in finding work as a contractor or consultant and their CV or LinkedIn profile lets them down.

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Shall We Dance? The Brexit Ritual

Over the years I have been on many training courses, but few really stick in my memory. One that does concerned the art of negotiation. The course was in the '80s when Henry "Hank" Calero, sadly no longer with us, was already over 70 years old. He was a renowned negotiator who shared the insight and knowledge gained from many tough negotiations in a number of books.

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No Mobile Phone, No Internet, No Email, No Spreadsheet!

Just imagine you woke up tomorrow and you had none of the above. How would you work? How would you live?

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Project Management for Founders – Effective Planning (Part 2)

In the previous article, I described how, as a Founder, one could relatively quickly and easily start building a useful plan. This took the form of a network of connected outcomes that illustrate what needs to be done to achieve the desired end state, in the example’s case a wedding.

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