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Insights, thoughts and ideas to help you as a leader and – we hope – you find valuable.

Changing how we change

People talk about change a great deal and there’s a thirst for knowledge in how to deliver better, more lasting change. There are models (many of which have valuable content) but – as I concluded in a recent talk I gave – getting better at change might just be asking the wrong question.

Fear of rejection at work

We are all fearful of rejection at some point during our working lives. Whether that’s…

Dismantling some sandbags

If as leaders of organisations and teams, we want people to be ambitious – to be creative and drive our performance, practices or culture forward, it’s critical that we help people to set goals that will get us there. It could literally mean the difference between astonishing success and outright failure if we don’t.

They need to run more trains!

A reason why many changes, transformations and projects stall: we didn’t know, or consider, where we were starting and how that impacts our approach.

Unlocking the Armoury

There’s a fight coming for your team, for your organisation. It might be a new competitor, a lost client, needing a new tech or a delivery disaster. Are you are positioned to give your teams and organisation their best chance?

Beneficence in Business

Policies and processes that get created in good faith don’t always help us to get to where we want to be. Can we take something from medicine that might help our organisations?

#1 Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is a term first used by psychologists Suzanna Imes and Pauline Rose Clance…

The Same River Twice

A recent journey reminded me how sensitive we are to the cues around us, whether intentional or incidental. Paying attention could be valuable for us all.

That was quick thinking!

Quick thinking is essential for us to succeed in a busy, active world, however sometimes that same quick thinking can cause problems for us and that’s what we briefly examine in this article

Gratitude. It’s hard.

We are entering into a world where people are starting to speak up about their…

Them, Us and All of Us

I’ve been really struck in the last few weeks about how many times I’ve heard…

Burnout – it’s official

Burnout is now a legitimate medical diagnosis, according to the International Classification of Diseases, the World…

5 common leadership worries

Leaders are typically described as strong, confident and assured people, knowing what to do when…

Do you like yourself?

Children are born with full self-esteem. They want you to watch them perform their next act…

Clear as a bell

This article isn’t about new information* but I see many companies continuing to link (or…

Not another rabbit!

Why would you learn another language?  I’d think that for most of us, it’s because…

What’s in a name?

You may have seen the Simon Sinek video from last year, likening leadership to love…

Feeding back on feedback

Across my management and leadership experience, it’s often the simplest concepts that have had the…

Fear is why we Zoo Tiger

You can learn so much from children.  My son said something that made me stop…

Sharpening the Saw

Over the last month I’ve been reminded regularly about one of Stephen Covey’s 7-Habits of…