An Inglefield clip is a small but significant and valuable piece of equipment which secures a ship’s flag or standard to a mast. It is this small item that was the inspiration for my company name, as I believe there are small but significant and valuable pieces of development which can help to secure the standards of leaders as they progress through to senior leadership.
When an Inglefield clip is missing the standard may become unstable and lost during a storm and this analogy holds true in business; as, when turbulent times are faced, it's leaders who possess those small yet significant and valuable skills who remain firm, confidently leading their people to success.
I've been fortunate in my career to have worked for some great companies and some outstanding leaders. However, along the way I encountered first hand a no doubt talented senior manager who was clearly completely out of their depth and witnessed the utter destruction of a high performing team. The saddest thing, however, was that the individual was completely unaware of their skill gap and the impact it was having on those around them. Productivity plummeted, engagement disappeared and good people left.
The old adage that "people leave people not companies" is very true.
Although a nightmare at the time, on reflection, this experience was also one of my most valuable and was the inspiration which led me to set up Inglefield Consulting, to offer training and development to that critical first line management tier where so much can go wrong if the right support and development is not invested.
And an investment it is as it's really risky to leave leadership development to chance. This quote sums it up nicely:
CEO: 'We need to invest in our people'
CFO: 'What happens if we spend all of this money and they leave?'
CEO: 'What happens if we don't and they stay?'
I'd love a conversation to explore how I can support you to further develop productivity and engagement.
I'm an experienced senior leader with over 20yrs experience of senior sales, account management and national team leadership in both the private and public sectors. I've led large and diverse nationally deployed sales, project, training and service teams along with call centre and operational delivery teams. I've led the application of AI and automation as part of complex change and digital transformation programmes and am experienced in both Agile delivery and more traditional Prince programme and portfolio management.
Notable previous roles include Head of UK Sales and Brand Development Manager in the USA for a FTSE 100 company. Within the Public Sector I've held Programme Director, Head of Division, Head of IT and Digital along with Head of Digital Transformation roles within Government Agencies
I'm an accomplished strategist, change agent and speaker with extensive experience working at board level, with key customers, industry Regulators and Ministers.
I'm a Chartered Manager, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a CPD Office accredited Provider of Training Excellence.
All of this gives me a breadth and depth of experience base on which to draw to support my customers.
Inglefield Consulting is based in beautiful County Durham where I live with my Wife and family.