Unsung heroes or corporate policemen? Iain Martin reviews the pivotal role played by territorial heads in large corporations.
Singapore’s Human Capital Leadership Institute commissioned Iain Martin to write the prestigious closing article for the the latest issue of its leadership magazine HQ Asia. Read about the role of humour in the leadership toolbox.
The ‘command and control’ management model is declining fast. Two dimensional matrices are inadequate to portray complex global businesses. Today’s leaders influence from inside organisational cubes.
Read Iain Martin’s article Bigger Bombs and leadership in the global ‘hollow cube’ featured at Singapore’s Human Capital Summit.
Knee-deep in mud and in a torrential downpour, Iain Martin and Marlene Uetz witnessed an impressive display of military leadership, as guests of Korpskommandant Blattmann of the Swiss Army. Surrounded by 64-tonne armoured bulldozers and camouflage-painted part-time warriors, KKdt Blattmann and his senior officers outlined how military training protects Switzerland’s economic future and provides business with experienced leaders. Here’s what Iain Martin had to say afterwards in Schweizer Soldat magazine.
I.J. Martin & Co is proud to be a Corporate Partner of the Singapore Human Capital Summit on 11-12 September 2013 at Resorts World Sentosa. This is Asia’s premier annual human capital and leadership conference. It brings together leading global thinkers to provide strategic perspectives and unparalleled insights into the latest human capital and leadership management practices.
John Tracey, in his role as Board Member of Geneva Airport, celebrates the inauguration in Beijing of Air China’s Geneva-Beijing line. The opening of this direct line is the result of discussions carried on for several years between Geneva airport authorities and representatives of Air China.
Photo: John Tracey (left) and Carlo Lamprecht, former President of Geneva
Dorotea Brandin launches her latest book in The Arts House at The Old Parliament in Singapore: ‘Heart to Heart(s) Communication @ Work’. Another great book, with a philosophical twist, from our executive communication coach.
Iain Martin exchanged views on military and business leadership with General Stanley A. McChrystal, former Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan.
I.J. Martin & Co Ltd launches its new ELITE Programme for Singapore businesses with ambitions to ‘go beyond borders’. Designed to support Singapore’s excellent Productivity and Innovation Credit initiative, ELITE allows Singapore corporations of all sizes to benefit from ‘Gold Standard’ development support at affordable investment cost, thanks to the PIC tax offset allowances. For details, see www.ijmartin.sg.
Another I.J. Martin & Co client honoured for world class leadership! Gary Steel, Head of HR and member of ABB Group’s Executive Committee, has received a lifetime award from the University of Michigan. This recognises Gary’s work to embed Human Resources in the Group’s business strategy. “Gary sees talent and leadership through the eyes of a Global Business Leader” says Prof. Noel Tichy of Ross School of Business at Michigan.
As Executive Coaches for Global Business Leaders, I.J. Martin & Co has been mandated by ABB to support many of the Group’s most successful executives. Congratulations on this award, Gary – well deserved!
An I.J. Martin & Co client is now World Bank President! Our fingers were crossed when President Obama nominated Jim Yong Kim to be the next President of the World Bank. On 17th April, he was officially elected. Jim first became our client when he was Director of the HIV/Aids Division in the World Health Organisation in Geneva. Despite restricted funding and limited leadership resources, Jim’s ’3 x 5′ Campaign to offer antiretroviral drug treatment to 3 million more infected people around the world was a huge success. Congratulations and best wishes in your new role, Jim!
Welcome to I.J. Martin & Co Ltd’s new Website, created by Vincent Ghilione of Polychrome Sarl
After 9 years on the Zurich Chapter Committee of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, of which 3 years as Chairman, Marlene Uetz makes her farewell speech in the presence of HM Ambassador Sarah Gillett and BSCC President Alexis Lautenberg.
Marlene Uetz ended her 3 year term as Chairman of the Zurich Chapter of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce with star guest Joe Hogan, CEO of ABB Group. His subject: ‘The next big thing: electricity 2.0: How electricity is changing our daily life’
Iain Martin joins a BSCC expert panel in Zurich on ‘Leading into the Unknown – Navigating your business through uncharted waters’. Fellow panellists are Ulrich Spiesshofer, Member of the ABB’s Group Executive Committee, Howard Lovell, CEO Deloitte Switzerland and Peter van Niekerk Member of the Executive Management Board, gategroup. The panel was moderated by Dr. Kai-Uwe Schanz, Principal Partner, Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company AG.
Marlene Uetz hosts the BSCC Annual Finance Lunch with guest speaker Angela Knight, Chief Executive of the British Bankers’ Association.
Iain Martin, shown here with David White of the I.J. Martin & Co Asia Team, addresses the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore on ‘HR as Strategic Partner to the CEO’.
Iain Martin and Marlene Uetz address the National Foreign Trade Council’s Senior HR Conference in New York on ‘Leading into the next Bubble – HR as Strategic Partner to the CEO’.
Ian Kleinman is awarded the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant’s Silver Medal during its AGM in London. Ian is honoured for his distinguished services to the Institute in the field of financial management education.
Iain Martin and Marlene Uetz address the Gulf Coast Symposium hosted by HR Houston, Texas on ‘Leading into the next Bubble – Déjà vu all over again?’.
Marlene Uetz hosts a BSCC Lunch with guest speaker Barbara Kux. Mrs. Kux is Member of the Managing Board of the Siemens Group. She is also Head of Supply Chain Management and Chief Sustainability Officer. She gave a spellbinding presentation on “Sustainability -Doing More with Less”.
I.J. Martin & Co Ltd opens its Asian Sister Company in Swinging Singapore!
Establishing our first Asian office was a ‘no brainer’ – it just had to be Singapore, with its 16% growth rate in Y2010 and its ambitious plans for the future!
When the Singapore Government learned about our unique ‘experience-based’ approach in executive coaching, it actively encouraged us to bring it to Singapore’s fast-growing businesses. Our local presence in Asia is also useful to our big clients in Europe and USA who want to have the same quality and approach as we provide to them elsewhere. Our new Asia Office in the Central Business District is in the same building as the UBS and Credit Suisse regional offices and just minutes from other Swiss companies like Julius Baer, Syngenta and ABB.
Photo: I.J Martin’s View from the Top
Marlene Uetz hosts a BSCC Lunch with guest speaker Oswald Grübel, CEO of UBS Group. A fascinating speaker on the subject of “Switzerland and UK and their financial market place: Common challenges”.
I.J. Martin & Co Ltd moves into bigger offices in Zurich’s charming and trendy old town.
Mühlegasse 13 is a warm and welcoming downtown venue for discrete discussions with senior business leaders.
Iain Martin and Paul Tennet speak at the prestigious Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston Texas on “Leadership abroad – an insiders’ guide to leading business across borders”
Iain Martin speaks at the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce’s highly successful panel discussion “Riding the Economic Rollercoaster – How to Win in the Upturn”. Fellow panellists were Inga Beale of Zurich Financial Services, Deloitte’s Mark Ward and Ulrich Spiesshofer of ABB. The discussion was moderated by Kai-Uwe Schanz of Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company AG.
Cash, a leading online business publication in Switzerland, interviews our MD on how coaching helps CEOs survive and succeed in today’s business environment.
Iain Martin hosts ‘Doing Business with Scotland’ – the inaugural event of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce’s Project Scotlink.
Speakers include Ambassador Monika Ruehl of Seco, Anne MacColl of Scottish Development International and GlobalScots Gary Steel of ABB, Geoffrey Riddell of ZFS, John Ramsay of Syngenta and James Buchanan-Michaelson of RBS Coutts.
I.J. Martin & Co Ltd addresses the Inaugural Session of the Scottish Business Association in Singapore on Bilateral Trade Issues.
Scottish business makes the Swiss Connection.
Iain Martin and Marlene Uetz speak at the prestigious Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston, Texas on ‘Leadership without Borders’.
Forbes CEO Forum at Gleneagles, Scotland – I.J. Martin & Co Ltd exchanges views with some of the world’s most prominent business leaders.
Iain Martin speaks at the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce’s popular Recession Buster Event.
I.J. Martin & Co Ltd again sponsors broadcasts from the World Economic Forum in Davos on World Radio Switzerland.
Marlene Uetz elected Chairman of the Zurich Chapter of The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
Photo: Marlene Uetz (middle) and her Zurich Chapter Committee
Iain Martin, for the 3rd successive year, is President of the Jury of DuPont’s Safety & Performance Award Competition in the categories Performance Improvement, Innovative Approach, Felt Leadership, Business Impact, Cultural Evolution.
BSCC Interview with Iain Martin & Marlene Uetz.
Iain Martin addresses Syngenta’s APAC Regional Leadership Team on ‘World-class Compliance Standards’.
Ian Kleinman is elected Chairman of the Life Long Learning Policy Committee and Executive Committee member of CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has been a CIMA Council Member for the past 9 years.
In the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, Monty Style is awarded the title ‘Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ (OBE) for services to British business interests in Switzerland. Prince Charles bestows the honour at Buckingham Palace.
Iain Martin presents at the European Foundation for Management Development in Brussels.
I.J. Martin & Co Ltd, together with Jaguar, sponsors the BSCC’s luncheon with distinguished speaker Sepp Blatter, President of FIFA.
The TNF/I.J. Martin & Co Vocational Training Centre in Tamil Nadu Province, in collaboration with Geneva-based Friends of India, is now in full swing. The Centre is giving hundreds of underprivileged Indian women new skills and the chance of a brighter future.