the leading partnership
The Leading Partnership (TLP) is an independent strategic management and advisory firm specialising in strategy development and corporate governance.
Our Passion
... is to see clients sustainably deliver on their mission or purpose to customers, users and other key stakeholders including the community.
Our Role
... is to support and enable clients to identify and effectively address the key issues, opportunities and challenges they face and manage their way through the many barriers to success.
Our Values
... are expressed in the high level of accountablility we take for our actions and in our commitment to ethical practice in all that we do.
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We operate collaboratively with executives and staff to map out and review strategic direction, as well as develop performance accountability and leadership skills and priorities to help your team succeed when it matters most.

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Who we are

We are a fast-moving, outcome-focused consulting and advisory firm that works together with our clients to deliver expert diagnoses and implement both innovative and time-tested initiatives.

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Phillip Pogson
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Who turned the lights out? The slow death of General Electric (GE)Who turned the lights out? The slow death of General Electric (GE)

‘My second day as chairman, a plane I lease, flying with engines I built, crashed into a building that I insure, and it was covered by a (news) network I own.’ (GE’s CEO and Chairman, Jeff Immelt commenting on the events of 9/11) Who or what is General Electric – and why should I care? It is almost impossible to explain the influence, power, and mystique of General Electric (GE) to those born after a certain year, who have not lived in the US or studied its great companies. Before Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Amazon there was GE. Its brand stood for all that was successful about 20th century industrial America. GE was America, and America was GE. The love affair was mutual.

Learning from Deng Xiaoping: leadership principles from the man who transformed ChinaLearning from Deng Xiaoping: leadership principles from the man who transformed China

Deng: a man of unresolved contradictions. Folksy grandfather, pragmatic change agent, communist ideologue, cunning international negotiator, beloved family man, autodidact, brutal militarist, godchild of Marx and Lenin, relentless promoter of economic development, persecuted leader and lover of science and technology.

Governing the system: making things happen when we don’t have controlGoverning the system: making things happen when we don’t have control

Almost every human being, and just about all organisations, want to be in control of what goes on around them –even if some won’t admit it. Without a degree of control there will be varying degrees of chaos. Chaos can be fun, but not when we do not want it. Contrary to some management writers, I believe that there is nothing wrong with exercising control, particularly if we are going to be held accountable by a boss or a board or where safety and well-being is at stake. But the fact is, control is often more a comforting illusion than a concrete reality.

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