Authentic Leadership

August 4, 2017

CEOs and MDs Must Stay Prepared for Business Success!

Research has shown that, the biggest challenge CEOs and MDs will ever have, is to balance immediate priorities whilst planning for the future. The following quote from Littlefinger (Game of Thrones) captured my imagination in relation to this concept: “All our troubles will come to an end; or life will […]
March 10, 2017

Executive Development Requires a Flexible Approach

Executive development is the preserve of the top 5% to 10% of the organisation. And that membership has a tendency to morph and change over time; until eventually you end up with a well functioning team – at least that’s the plan! To begin with there has to be (at […]
December 10, 2016

Why Meaningful Communication Shouldn’t Become a Thing of the Past…

Remember when writing to a pen friend was a common form of communication? My mum had a pen pal when we were growing up. She lived in Cambridge and once a year would come up to Manchester and stay with us for a week or so. I can still recall […]
November 5, 2016

Why Business Leaders Must Keep on top of Pressure Problems

Some mental traumas play out in front of our very eyes. I’ve seen business leaders lose it on the ‘shop floor’, to everyone’s horror. And the individual concerned has been completely unaware of the impact of their behaviour on employees. Take the Australian tennis player, Nick Kyrgios, 21 who was […]
August 29, 2014

Need Motivation to Deliver on Your Goals? Here are 5 Steps to help you…

Have you ever had the motivation to go after something that seemed really important to you? And yet, for whatever reason you’ve not been able to deliver on it? That’s happened to me on several occasions over the years. And I know that can be frustrating; especially whilst you’re still […]
December 21, 2013

Want to Make a Change? Learn From the Ghost of Christmas Present!

The Ghost of Christmas Present transports Ebenezer Scrooge around the city. He shows him scenes of festivity. And he shows him scenes of deprivation. Both are happening simultaneously. So, in order to see the need for change, we must recognise the reality. Some people are struck by the low points. […]
September 30, 2013

Bouncing Back from a Tragic Event

We need to know we have enough personal resilience to draw upon when needed. And I questioned whether sharing this sad personal story was the right thing to do. Then I figured, stuff happens to all of us from time to time – often when we least expect it. Good […]
June 4, 2012

Refusing to Quit – Resiliency or Stupidity?

Resiliency to some, stupidity to others; nevertheless I was gripped by Andy Murray’s second-round match in the tennis French Open. He was playing a non-seeded opponent who had never beaten him and he was expected to win easily. Thinking it wouldn’t be that entertaining a match, I had planned to […]