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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!

The Antidote for too much Snippiness at Work is more Self-Compassion

We're more stressed-out than usual now and might take it out on others at work. The answer is to take better care of ourselves first.

How to get your mindset right for leading one on one meetings

This is the first in a series of top tips for people who want to use one-on-one meetings as a tool for leading the efforts of their team members

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What we *DO* will be consistent with our beliefs about *who we are*

The best predictor of people's words, actions and behaviours is their internal view of who they are

The “What if … ” Game

Plan for unknown, risky or even magnificent situations using "What if ... ". A tool for venturing into the unknown with eyes open

You’ll Be Fine

I so want people to understand, right down in their bones, that they will get through tough, difficult and challenging situations

Thinking is more painful than electric shocks!

Why people often don't get clear about their desired outcome or choose the best approach to take, before they act

Moral Support and Working Remotely

The Top 4 Reasons why Leaders aren't doing enough Remote Stroking and Moral Support 

Six Things that Great Time-Management is about NOT doing

"#1 Will Surprise You!" (It won’t – that’s just my silly way of highlighting that #1 is about NOT getting distracted.)

Zooming, Storming, Norming and Performing – Teams and Video Conferencing

How Video-conferencing is impacting the way that teams perform and making us miss crucial problems

Beauty and Redemption

James Bond and William Morris on why beauty is important in our work and our workplaces

You Cannot Pour From an Empty Cup

As we go into the Covid19 bounce-back phase, how Bruce Lee can help us to top-up our Resilience, Willpower and Empathy

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?