Leadership, International Talks and Consultancy
Welcome to James Cooke Enterprises, Vero Beach, Florida.
History speaks to us about Leadership. The lessons and stories of the past have never been more relevant than they are today. Globalisation, Geo Politics and the challenge of a world expanding and changing rapidly at every level makes a new collaboration of knowledge and understanding ever more urgent with every passing day and new threat.
So welcome to a collaboration with James and Andrew to help you and your organisations fly.
James pioneered leadership consulting throughout the UK and Europe. Today James Cooke Enterprises LLC brings History, Psychology and Management Experience to help build Leadership on Boards, in Teams, and with individual Leaders. –
JCE are affiliated to A-Speakers International Speakers Bureau a global speakers bureau headquartered in Europe and with offices in New York and North America.
This site will introduce you to James’s work through short films, through excerpts from his talks, through his writings and through his book “Understanding Leaders”. Please explore the site, enjoy it, use it, and don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We have posted today the first video in "The Making of Our Time" series. Entitled "The Franco-Prussian War - The Beginning of The End for Europe," it can be viewed here.read more
The Club Managers Association of American (CMAA) has asked James to propose a second talk following his success in their San Francisco World conference in 2018. He will give "Winning Presentations". The next MAA Conference will be in Nashville.read more
James gave a very well-received talk on "Successful Strategic Planning" to the Rotary Club of Vero Beach. We are planning more talks to business clubs and associations.read more
Our Facebook page has been initiated. It gives regular blogs from both James (Thought for Monday - geo politics) and Andy (Thought for Wednesday - a specialist finance column). Please send in your comments.read more
More than 3000 members of the Club Managers Association of America met in San Francisco for their World Conference in March. Attached is a summary note of my talk on Planning Success. See the notes on this great event... Updated April 26th 2018 “Planning...read more
James Cooke Enterprises (JCE) completed its strategic coaching and management consultancy with the VNA. Over the last two years the VNA, which is the leading provider of external nursing in the county, has transformed its performance from loss making to record...read more
James has been appointed as the Strategic Advisor to the Director of the Vero Beach Museum of Arts. A new Strategy is in hand, a new programme of exhibitions has been developed and detailed liaison with local interest groups is under way. The VBMA, already a...read more
JCE have become professionally associated with A-Speakers International, one of Europe’s leading specialist speaker bureaus with offices throughout Europe and the United states.read more
James will be giving talks at John’s Island Country Club this season at their Gold Series on “Europe 1900-1930: Destruction”. This is the second part of his four part series “The Collapse of Europe”. He will also be talking about “Conan Doyle – creator of Sherlock...read more
The CMAA has asked James to give the keynote workshop at their annual conference in San Francisco in March. The CMAA is a special feature of the American way of life and we plan to create the outline of a strategic plan for all attending members as the immediate...read more
Making it work’ your guide to running a successful business
I am holding a Spring workshop on Strategic Planning in San Francisco and have just completed the presentation. We will put it on the web in March. In the meanwhile here are some of the thoughts that emerged: The Plan is above all the leadership team’s recipe for...read more
Someone once said he knew 50% of Market Research was a waste of money – his problem? He didn’t know which 50%! Well perhaps this will help. The first , second and third focus of successful leaders is people. People who are your clients and customers, who could be...read more
Think “Gutter Up”. Look to “Cheat”. “Guard Your Cash” – three thoughts for today. “Gutter up” – every time you agree to something ask yourself “would I spend my own money on this?” if not – why not? If yes, how solid are your reasons and could you do it more cheaply?...read more
I mentioned Murphy’s Laws the other day and some of you have written to ask for more detail. Well, I found them some years back in Washington DC – stuck on the bathroom mirror in an office suite. Here they are: Murphy’s Laws. If anything can go wrong, it will. Nothing...read more
At the core of any successful team is a leader able to delegate clearly and in a way that wins hearts and minds, attracts enthusiastic support. Here’s how to do it: Decide what you want accomplished, to what end, by whom, by when. Know in detail what success will look...read more
You have the dream, the plan and you are facing the brutal facts, but gradually you come to see there is so much to do, so many details to watch. As Murphy’s law warned everything ultimately goes pear shaped. How to hold it all together! Time to set down your own...read more
It is one thing to have a dream, even to have formed a plan – it is quite another to execute it. Most of us think we could have been a contender – if only…but then something got in the way, made us pause, slowed us down, we never got there …if only. So, here’s the...read more
Your life, your career, your own fulfilment – they are all part and parcel of each other. But first, to be fully fired up, you need a dream that will inspire you and attract others. What will success look like for you in three* years time? Be realistic: if you are...read more
To get started – first things first. These notes are going to be about your career, your job, your company – what you do most of your time. Set aside sleeping and home and these are by far the most important things in your life. Some law firms today want 2000 billable...read more