being tested and surviving

Resilience and being tested

Some time ago I wrote an article around resilience as I am asked so often how I find the resilience ...
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Don’t be too proud to ask for help

Ever had one of those days when your decision to be an entrepreneur seems like a mistake? Do you ask ...
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Interdependence vs independence; the argument for cooperative working

In today’s workplace I hear a lot of verbalisation on giving employees ‘independence’ in their jobs to promote greater productivity ...
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Isolated leader

Are you feeling isolated? We all need human connection

When talking to prospective clients one of the things I try to do is delve a little into their personalities ...
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genuine and authentic

Are you genuine and authentic?

Being genuine and authentic are much under rated qualities in the modern workplace however they are the foundation and essential ...
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right brain creativity

Using the right brain functions

Becoming more creative as a person, a skill that is going to become more and more vital to our survival ...
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creative person

Can You Learn to Become a Creative Person?

As automation and AI develop at an ever-increasing pace what role can humans expect to play? It is not going ...
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celebrating success

Celebrating success, however small, is good for your health

We are very good at running ourselves down or being critical of our achievements however, how much effort do we ...
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innovative thinking

Innovative thinking – do you sometimes have whacky ideas?

I don’t know about any of you, but I quite often walk around feeling slightly out of step with everyone ...
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Advertisers who are your adverts for?

Things have gone suddenly very quiet which I should not be surprised at as it is holiday season and a ...
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trivialise feelings important quote

Acknowledge Your Feelings and work with them

I am always a little dismayed when people come up to me at an event and relate a trial or ...
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perspective quote

Regaining perspective – some days you need to switch off

Everything around me continued.  I could hear the sounds of the traffic, voices from passers-by, phones ringing and pinging as ...
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positive regard and genuineness

The Value of Positive Regard

Do you have positive regard for your colleagues and friends? It seems to me that today’s world is very good ...
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Share Your Vision

Part of my job now is to sit in on business leaders’ meetings with their teams to observe how they ...
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being an influencer

The Importance of Influencers – Why You Should Aspire to Other Leaders

I think one of the fundamental steps towards trying to become a great leader is to think of who inspires ...
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Great leader

As a Leader, If You Aspire Towards Greatness Maybe, One Day, You Will Become One

Being a great leader is not your decision… ‘How to be a great leader’ or derivatives around this title are ...
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lifelong learning is for all

Lifelong Learning & Leadership – Do you really think you know it all?

This week I have been running several leadership workshops, some full day some half.  At one company there was a ...
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Weakness to strength

Weakness when confronted can become strengths

Are you willing to acknowledge your weaknesses? This week I attended a leadership day where 12 leaders from large UK ...
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