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

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

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?