Ex-Military Women in Business – An Under-leveraged Talent Cohort

May 6, 2021 Stuart Tootal

Individuals that have served in the armed forces offer a rich stream of talent to employers. Service leavers are purpose driven, empowered leaders and team players.  They are resilient, comfortable with ambiguity, adept at complex problem solving and have strong value sets based on accountability.  Women constitute 11% of personnel serving in the UK’s armed […]

Matero Transition Network Event 29 April 2021: Ex-Military Women in the Corporate World

April 1, 2021 Dan McDonough

Started in 2019 by Stuart Tootal and Dan McDonough, Matero Consulting has designed a proven ‘new ways of working’ methodology called MECCAR, which leverages military experience of purpose, empowerment, agile decision-making, and leadership for the benefit of business change agendas.  Using a framework adapted from combat and applied to commerce, MECCAR empowers teams with purpose based […]

Covid-19 – Critically Thinking the Next Step Differently

March 19, 2021 Stuart Tootal

Business leaders were once celebrating the pace at which they had pivoted to remote working. One said, several thousand people working in an office was a ‘thing of the past.’  A year on, the novelty of dispersing for survival and high hopes of increased productivity have been replaced by Zoom fatigue, domestic frictions, in-person connectivity […]

Running a big integration programme? Easy as A, B, C….

March 11, 2021 Dan McDonough

Having recently supported a key pillar of the integration between the London Stock Exchange and Refinitiv, which completed just over a month ago, we reflect on some of the critical aspects that made the programme a success.  Clearly integration activity does not finish on the day that the deal closes and there will doubtless be […]

Navigating Change – #ChooseToChallenge

March 8, 2021 Katie Volker

As we celebrate International Women’s Day this week, it felt like an appropriate time to pause and reflect on my own career to date, particularly the transition from military to civilian life and the opportunities afforded to me. Over the past 18 months I have successfully navigated transition from serving in the British Army to […]

Empowered Purpose – A Precondition for Agility in an Age of Uncertainty

February 17, 2021 Stuart Tootal

The current and future workspace.   The determination of business leaders to navigate their firms through and beyond the Covid-19 is not in doubt.  However, even if they are veterans of change, integration of people, systems, and processes, along with cost reduction and regulatory attention now needs to be executed in the midst of an enduring […]

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