Recent Articles

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

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Useful motivation or unhelpful bullshit - how do you know?

The Motivation Equation and Self-Belief (part 1 of a series)

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How to define the outcome and establish your evidence to get more Self-Belief and better Motivation at work

Connection Overload

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Is conflict at work happening because people are overwhelmed by all the relationships they need to manage?

Mission, Vision and Strategy Explained on One Page

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Everybody is getting Mission, Vision and Strategy mixed-up and wrong - so here's a handy one-page guide.

Keeping your mind fresh and flexible

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Why it's important to seek out novelty and unpredictability daily - like travelling home from work on a different route

Recovery Position

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What kind of first aid is good for when we hit a minor mental or emotional wobble at work?

Older Articles

Snoozing on the Job

Should leaders pay more attention to the quality and quantity of their sleep?

"Thanks, your work was almost adequate"

What *should* leaders say and do when someone's work is disappointing?

Smarter, Stronger, Completer

You are Smarter than you think, Stronger than you feel, and more Complete than you imagine

Efficient + Effective = Elegant

Why a stripped-back approach and a deep understanding of function is the most graceful way to empower people

Health and Work

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Well-being has a huge impact on success at work. Can you be physically and emotionally healthy and hold down a demanding job?

What Not To Do

Perfectionising, Distractifying, Trivianeering and 4 more things that should be on your Not-to-do list

Don't tell me what I can't do!

My favourite response whenever someone starts imposing their own limits on me. Click through to download your copy.

The Road You're On

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Which matters most: the road you've chosen for yourself and your business; or your commitment to that choice?

Three Bullet Leadership

How leaders can set the agenda, focus attention and create momentum - in three easy bullet points

Puppy Mind

What to do if you or your team member are the kind of person who loves to get distracted or unfocused at work

Leading by Standing Back

The fireworks school of leading and delegating: light blue touch-paper AND STAND WELL BACK

Leading Comes LAST

First you listen, then you learn, then you help, and then you can LEAD