Recent Articles

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

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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.

Mindset Tips for Great One-on-One Meetings

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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

Influence – or Crash and Burn

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A personal story: All managers need to be influencers too. Otherwise you can't win approval and support for the things you want to do.

When Asking, Telling and Suggesting Still Don’t Get Results

Deciding what to do when someone persistently doesn't deliver at work is actually quite difficult!

The Hierarchy of Soft-Skills

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According to Forbes, soft skills have now become crucial success factors at work. But did you know there's also a *hierarchy* to soft-skills?

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.

Older Articles

Leading Comes LAST

First you listen, then you learn, then you help, and then you can LEAD

Achieving Change and Progress

Chop the wood and carry the water: use small, daily actions to achieve big things

Too much to do?

Slow is Smooth; Smooth is Fast. The 3S's of making hard work easy.

Leadership, Role-modelling and Behaviour

Leaders cannot NOT be role-models - so be the right kind

One Page Leadership

What should leaders actually *do*? ✪The whole of Leadership on one page! Free download, no sign-ups.✪

Guarantees are on Electrical Products

Is it time to take a big bet on yourself?

Intuition and Persuasion

Having the guts to persuade other people to trust your intuition

Go for it

How lucky are you feeling?

Thinking at work isn’t dead – is it?

The smartest bloke I ever knew used to start work with his feet on the desk. Is that still important?

You are amazing

When you get to really see people for who they are, their light and their dark, they are truly inspiring!

(re)Invention

Never be afraid to reinvent your business

Paradoxes

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Courage follows fear - and four other important things that happen the wrong way around