Recent Articles

Seven Essential Leadership Tools

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Visual thinkers will love this. My seven essential leadership tools; but can you name all seven from the image alone?

Assumptions Afternoon

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The assumptions and the mind-reading are still rampant at work. Co-designing is the answer - if you're brave enough

Motivation for Leaders

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Why my favourite go-to motivational quote still has three fatal flaws; and what leaders should do about them:

More on Outcome Focus

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Is this the most powerful question you can ever ask?

Self-Awareness (2b): Impact and Results

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In your interactions with other people, do you always get the result you'd intended?

The Supportive Boss

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Leaders: 7 things your struggling employee needs to hear you say

Older Articles

Are You a Leader?

How do you measure up to these contemporary definitions of leadership?

Three Leadership Lessons Inspired by Long Walk to Freedom

How do we apply the kind of strength and courage that we know is inside us, and lead other people to victory, when it's not clear at all who or what the enemy is?

Manifesto

Here's one of my personal posts which friends really seemed to like. Thought I'd share for everyone to see - a new manifesto:

Men and Organisational Politics

The three kinds of men who fall foul of small-p organisational politics. Why and what to do about it.

Adventure

How's your adventure-level? It's about feeling the rapture of being alive. Without it, we get risky and aggressive leadership.

Motivation: Towards Pleasure and Away From Pain

Here's how to discover something new about your own motivations and those of the people around you
Give some recognition today

International Recognition Day

Great leaders tell people what a difference they make. Here's how:
where is your leadership absent?

The Truant Shadow

Why some men are absent from their leadership at work and in families - and what to do about it.

Re-Thinking Male Leadership

Masculinity; it's always better to light a candle than to curse the darkness:

Men, Leadership & Teaching

The social pressures that get in the way of men choosing teaching as a career

To Be is To Do

"To be seen you must make yourself visible; To be valuable you must do something of value..."
Get together with others to help leave your legacy

Legacy

What do you want to leave behind? And who do you need to get together with to make it happen?