Recent Articles

Six Things that Great Time-Management is about NOT doing

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"#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

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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

Older Articles

The Hero Shadow

The three steps to replacing heroics with genuinely useful decisive action

Learning Styles and Business

How your learning style reveals the best way to approach your work and career

Dealing with Overwhelm

The best tip you will ever hear for dealing with feelings of being overwhelmed comes from survival swimming

Is Your Business Competing?

Where to start if your business is not competing as well as you want it to

Decision Making Hacks Part 2:

How to let fate lend a hand in decision-making to reveal which options are really important

Decision Making Hacks for Teams: Part 1

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How groups of people can get to properly informed, timely and committed decision-making without too much struggle

The Three Stages of Teams and How Entrepreneurs Can Use Them

The power of a well-focused team – combined with a natural entrepreneur

What's your reason for doing what you do?

How to use the reason behind what you do to find motivation and engage with your marketplace

Leading with Motivational Source

How do you know when you or your staff do or don't need recognition? And what tactic should you use?

The Motivation Equation

Motivation is like a chain - only as strong as its weakest link. Here's my top five tips for motivating yourself and others

A Stake in the Game

Musings on the structural factors that help people feel ownership of their work

Are You a Leader?

How do you measure up to these contemporary definitions of leadership?