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...

People

Elite or Mediocre

I don’t know too many professional athletes, but those I do know generally have one thing in common which is a knowledge of, an understanding of and respect for their bodies. Of course, an athlete’s body is the ‘instrument’ that...

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...

Strategy

Don’t go setting goals for 2021 this Christmas

If you are like me, the Christmas break is a great time to take stock on what you have achieved in the year just ending and reset your goals for the year just about to start. It is a habit...

People

Listen, really Listen

Communication is one of the most important activities for any human being, yet I am not aware of communication being taught in any of our schools. 60% of effective communication comes not from the ability to speak but from the...

Leadership

The Pandemic, Resilience and the Leader’s Role 2

Up until a couple of years ago I never needed glasses. Now I need them pretty much all the time. We have been under the shadow of this pandemic for about 10 months now. I can notice, personally, slight changes...

Leadership

The Pandemic, Resilience and the Leader’s Role

Resilience is the capacity to bend in the challenges of life and bounce back. The challenges of 2020 mean that resilience is an extremely valuable commodity for you and your team but what can you, as a leader do to...

Leadership

When They Zig, You Zag

We have seen a number of tough financial times over recent years and it is always worth remembering that as well as the devastation these times cause there are also lots of people who flourish in difficult times. They are...

People

Why Recruiting Is Your Number One Skill

Question: When was the first motorcycle race? Answer: As soon as the second motorcycle was built. When did recruiting become the number one skill for a business leader to learn? The moment we started working together to form businesses. Of...