Recent Articles

Snoozing on the Job

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Should leaders pay more attention to the quality and quantity of their sleep?

"Thanks, your work was almost adequate"

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What *should* leaders say and do when someone's work is disappointing?

Smarter, Stronger, Completer

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You are Smarter than you think, Stronger than you feel, and more Complete than you imagine

Efficient + Effective = Elegant

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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?

What Not To Do

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Perfectionising, Distractifying, Trivianeering and 4 more things that should be on your Not-to-do list

Older Articles

Three Leadership Lessons Inspired by Long Walk to Freedom

How do we apply the kind of strength and courage that we know is inside us, and lead other people to victory, when it's not clear at all who or what the enemy is?

Manifesto

Here's one of my personal posts which friends really seemed to like. Thought I'd share for everyone to see - a new manifesto:

Men and Organisational Politics

The three kinds of men who fall foul of small-p organisational politics. Why and what to do about it.

Adventure

How's your adventure-level? It's about feeling the rapture of being alive. Without it, we get risky and aggressive leadership.

Motivation: Towards Pleasure and Away From Pain

Here's how to discover something new about your own motivations and those of the people around you
Give some recognition today

International Recognition Day

Great leaders tell people what a difference they make. Here's how:
where is your leadership absent?

The Truant Shadow

Why some men are absent from their leadership at work and in families - and what to do about it.

Re-Thinking Male Leadership

Masculinity; it's always better to light a candle than to curse the darkness:

To Be is To Do

"To be seen you must make yourself visible; To be valuable you must do something of value..."
Get together with others to help leave your legacy

Legacy

What do you want to leave behind? And who do you need to get together with to make it happen?
Planning for uncertainties

Is There a Gap In Your Plan?

How scenarios can help your business deal with uncertainty.

Be a Team Player

Why men don't always act like team players, even when teams are what win games