Leadership

Leadership is coaching, coaching is leadership

What is leadership? It isnt what we once might have thought it was. It isnt the heroic, knight in shining armour, riding into the mess to sort everything out type of behaviour that heroic novels are often based upon. Militaristic,...

Leadership

Agility

In a fast moving world agility has to be one of the holy grails of modern business. If it was necessary the Covid pandemic reinforced the point. The businesses and the individuals which have survived, and which will continue to...

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...

People

Bounce Forward

In the UK, at least, we are about to come out of lockdown, ‘irreversibly’. I am not a futurist and this is not meant to be about predicting what will happen. We have been in some form of lockdown for...

Strategy

Clear Strategy, Rigorous Execution

As lockdown hit I helped clients develop an interim strategy. For one business it was very simple, ‘to survive so that we can come out the other side stronger knowing that some of our competitors won’t survive’ The strategy was...

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,...

Strategy

Time to Reset

Whenever there is a break it is a time to reflect and an opportunity to make changes. After almost a year of lockdown it seems like we are about to emerge from this enforced break. So what have you reflected...

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...