Recent Articles

Six warning signs that your leadership is dangerously boring!

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If pressure to deliver has made you a boring leader, don't turn staff and clients into zombies too! Six warning signs to look out for; and what to do about them.

Quite possibly my all-time *favourite*

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My favourite coaching question: What kind of person are you - at your *absolute* best?

Which Team are YOU on?

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Managers and Leaders should be a teammate at work on the RIGHT team - and not confuse Leadership with Team Membership

Self-Accountability not Self-Criticism

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Four simple questions to develop more self-accountability and avoid falling into the trap of self-criticism

Asking in the Right Way

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Creative step-by-step ways for Leaders to successfully ask people to do stuff without hitting a problem.

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way!

Your only 3 choices for when something important needs doing

Older Articles

Invictus

The poem Invictus: part of a series of short videos where I share things which have inspired me.

Rules of Behaviour and Social Distancing

Why some people won't social distance, why some people won't tell them to, and why others are outraged

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

Useful motivation or unhelpful bullshit - how do you know?

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

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

Connection Overload

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

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

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

Recovery Position

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

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