Recent Articles

When it comes to Success, does Luck matter more than Talent?

Recent research highlighted by the annual Ignoble prizes may show that, when it comes to being successful, luck counts for more than talent.

3 Handy Ways to Avoid Doing Great Delegation (Part 1/3)

This is the first of three short posts with some handy tips for avoiding the dangers of doing half-way decent delegation

Trust, Responsibility and Accountability

I believe that our leaders should: • Do what they said they would • Do the right things • Be willing to openly justify what they did. Do you agree?

Checklist for leading one on one meetings

2nd in a series of top tips for using one-on-one meetings as a great tool to lead your team members

What doesn’t kill you

New research suggests that we should stop saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" - Because it doesn't!

Don’t talk about Doom and Gloom – Act!

Why people often won't listen to problems and risks and how it might better to do guerrilla leadership instead!

Older Articles

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?

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:

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?
Planning for uncertainties

Is There a Gap In Your Plan?

How scenarios can help your business deal with uncertainty.

Be a Team Player

Why men don't always act like team players, even when teams are what win games

Having Purpose

Life Purpose isn't given - you have to decide it for yourself