Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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When I was 17, I looked forward to passing my driving test as it meant that I could see my girlfriend without a chaperone and at a time of my choice. I had sat in the front seat next to my parents for years and had had hours of observing their driving skills. I had no idea if they were good or bad, all I knew was that they both drove cars fast.

Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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In a recent meeting with one of our long-term clients I was explaining the key characteristics of high performance and, more importantly, high performers.

So, what is high performance (HP) and why do we seek it?

Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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In 1977 I was a member of the team responsible for recruiting new Young Officers into the Royal Marines. I was trained in Selection Interviewing techniques and was one of the team who ran the 3-day course that sifted candidate potential officers before they attended the Admiralty Interview Board.

Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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Recently, I went to an event where a government minister was talking. As it was a “Chatham House” rules event, I cannot say who the minister was or from what department. The essence of the minister’s reply to a question on Brexit, was that 90% of the stuff talked about in the press, by commentators, industrialists and by other politicians would have no influence whatsoever on the negotiations or the result.

Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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A colleague, a customer of First Direct, told me recently of a time when she rang the bank. After the security checks, the First Direct person said: “There was a problem on your account but we fixed it. Let me explain what happened.”

Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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As the US presidential election drama has come to an end I thought it was a good time to cover narcissists

Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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Rowan Jackson

Managing Director at CMI Strategy
Rowan Jackson specialises in working with Executive Teams in developing and implementing strategy.

He works with executives on a 1:1 basis or as teams and with organisations to improve client-driven business results, by improving the way strategy is implemented, or the way teams and individuals work on a daily basis.

Clients benefit from his deep insight into strategy, implementing change, skills improvement and leadership. Rowan spent 20 years in the Royal Marines, including two years in The Royal Household, and has an MBA from Cranfield.

In the last 18 years he has led strategy implementation workshops and facilitated executive teams in 40 companies, in 17 industries in over 30 countries. He speaks basic German, French and Swedish, and is an NLP Business Practitioner. He is the founder of CMI.

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At the end of 2015, the telephone company TalkTalk was subjected to a major cyber-attack…