Leadership

Integrity

Whenever I read a good business case study, I am struck by the level of integrity at play, and by integrity I don’t mean moral or ethical integrity, in this case. I refer to how joined up the thinking, the...

Leadership

Still The River Flows

Mental health, employee well-being, resilience and purpose are concepts that probably weren’t in many leader’s world picture even 18 months ago. One of the effects of the pandemic is that they need to be now, because they will be in...

Leadership

Double Standards

One of the biggest challenges of the global pandemic comes from the forced closure of so many schools and places of education and I read an interesting article recently about what they were calling ‘learning loss’, discussing the possible downstream...

Leadership

W or T

“We know what we know but we don’t know what we don’t know”, was said to me by one of my coaches Keith Cunningham, some years ago. I bet that if you have ever met me you have heard me...

Leadership

Untapped Potential

I have dedicated quite a bit of my time during lockdown on self development and recently enrolled on a ‘Peak Performance’ course. Apparently less than 2% of the population ever get close to being the best they can be and...

Leadership

Aimless

There is a plaque on the wall of my coaching room that reads ‘Clarity is Power’, and it is one of the most frequently used phrases in that location. For me it is a truism, clarity really is power. Yet,...

Leadership

Worthwhile work

Anyone who has ever researched how to make a presentation will have come across the maxim that people won’t remember what you said but will remember how you made them feel. This is another example of the primacy that emotions...

Leadership

Teaming or not?

Not every business or part of a business will benefit from operating as a team, but teams are the best multiplier of human talent that I know of. Teams are great to be a part of and when I ask...

Leadership

What’s your team’s apathy score?

Helping individuals and teams to perform at a higher level is one of the key functions of any leader. It is a skilful and complex thing to achieve. To do so well the leader has to be able to handle...

Leadership

Can you hear the people sing?

Years ago I met someone who told me that he had always wondered what it would be like to live through a revolution. A revolution is a period of rapid and sweeping change. McKinsey believe that Covid has accelerated certain...

Leadership

No one cares how much you know

The world is changing rapidly and some estimate that the pandemic has accelerated the rate of change by as much as 10 years in some areas. One of those areas is in human sensitivity. We have all heard references to...

Leadership

Start the year with serenity

So the relief of saying farewell to 2020 wasn’t replaced by the hope of a new year but by the extension of lockdown measures across the nation creating another twist in the mental health roller coaster for us all. As...

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