Secret CEO: Who are we talking to?

If one of our conclusions post Brexit was that we have forgotten how to talk to “the 52%”, maybe that re-engagement process has to start not out in the community but on campus.

Secret CEO: 9 to 5?

Q: “I am starting to struggle a bit with hours- I get in early to get some work done, and tend to leave late because the officers (and some of our newer staff) tend to only appear at 10 and leave late, with some really invigorating ideas and conversations happening late on. Should I match […]

Secret CEO: President Problems

Q: “The Vice Chancellor seems to have hit it off very badly with this year’s new President at the welcome lunch, and I’m worried that this will impact on our wider relationship and funding for the year ahead. Should we try and get round this as it’s only an 11 month problem, or tackle it […]

Secret CEO: Board Troubles

Q: “I am new to the CEO post and I am struggling with the officers. They seem to treat me as an operational manager of the services, rebuffing my attempts to do long term planning or strategy work as they say this is for them to do. Have I got the wrong role, or should […]