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!

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The Intersecting Tracks

To make progress, great coaching runs on two intersecting tracks: Understanding - expanding what's possible; and Doing - creating practical results

How’s Your Crisis?

Ever wondered if you'd be a good person to have around in a crisis? By now you should know!

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.