'Leading in a variable environment means absorbing a lot of the uncertainty. It’s about being honest with what you say – and what you don’t say'.
‘It’s your people, stupid.’ How people perform is fundamentally part of the environment you create for them. It is about creating an environment that makes them flourish, rather than curl up and die'.
'A woman of many particles'
'To become a chairman, you have to develop the correct mind-set'.
'I began to realise that what we had done for business entrepreneurs we could also do for social entrepreneurs'.
'If you regulate activity you are asking people to behave in a way they wouldn't otherwise'.
'The absence of family money pulled me away from being a barrister'.
'If you treat the doorman the same as the chairman you will be a great leader'.
'I was warned I had three impediments: I was female, I was black and I was not Oxbridge'.
'When you take the broad principles of social justice and political freedom into the art world, art must be for everyone'.
'I like to think the things that have interested me are businesses that can and do change...'
'Competition is in my DNA'.
- Nico Aspinall, Spring 2017
Asked to contribute by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), on the 25th Anniversary Of The UK Corporate Governance Code
- October 2017