Leaders Are Being Exposed During The Current Crisis

Quality leadership in crises leads from the front

Leaders in Crisis I have been speaking recently to a great number of HR practitioners across all types of industries. Something has struck me that has been a real eye-opener…  The Revelations Keep Coming The eye-opening revelations are discreetly and, almost inadvertently, revealed in what these HR practitioners are saying about the leaders within their organisations. […]

Putting Strategic Thinking To Work

Most business goes through a planning phase in its yearly cycle and usually that plan is revisited at least monthly. However, that planning can get a bit formulaic and becomes almost a ritual rather than an innovative exercise. If you can effectively harness the strategic thinkers in your leadership and within the organisation then monthly […]

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. Is independence the right route to follow?  I believe not. I would argue that interdependence is the way forward. Independence isolates, interdependence brings together Independence is the ability to live your life without being helped or influenced […]

Share Your Vision


Part of my job now is to sit in on business leaders’ meetings with their teams to observe how they come across and interact with their colleagues.  I am not there to criticise or to nit-pick, I am there as an impartial observer who can then pass on my tips as a speaker as to […]

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 you, great influencers you would most want to be like.  Perhaps it is part of the human psyche to search for someone worthy of our respect, attention and desire to emulate and for each of […]

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 often used by self-help books, courses and trainers but you aren’t the one who is going to decide whether you are great or not. Others, your colleagues, results, what you achieve in your lifetime and […]

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 gathering of 13 leaders responsible for over 265 people between them.  The age range spanned from 30’s to 60’s and were a mixture of men and women.  (It was almost a 50/50 split between the […]

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 organisations were gathered. (Interestingly only 1 of the 12 was a woman which I made a note of in light of my previous article.)   I had been invited by the organisers as they […]