January 20, 2017

Abi Humayun’s Story – Executive Breakthrough (2016)

“Your differentiator as a coach Robyn is the ability to talk to you about all areas of life; not just work, because these days work and life aren’t necessarily separated.” I feel like today has closed a chapter for me; a very hard chapter and I want to maintain this […]
October 7, 2016

The Power of the Silver Lining…

It’s common knowledge that our latest England manager has lost his job, after he was filmed offering advice on how to ‘get around’ rules on player transfers. Given his unreserved excitement at having finally secured his dream role, and to lose it again after one game in charge; we can […]
September 29, 2016

Alignment and Autonomy – a Contradiction in Terms?

Birds do it; fish do it; most companies wish they could do it. Let’s do it, let’s find a way… …to achieve both alignment and autonomy in the workplace. Birds do it through team work and co-ordination. Each bird is able to act independently whilst ensuring the group behaves cohesively; […]
April 22, 2016

Consider Yourself a Great Leader? Then you Must be Boring!

There’s a balance to be had between setting the business direction and interfering with progress. How do I know? Because I’ve witnessed ‘visionary’ leaders get carried away with their story, to the point where they become a liability to business growth. The strength in being able to ‘sell the dream’ […]
April 1, 2016

Simple Advice for Getting Ahead

Watching a tennis player applauded off court by the world’s number one is not something I’ve seen before. Novak Djokovic was clearly impressed with the way Kyle Edmund – one of our rising British tennis players – performed against him. No surprise that Edmund was beaten. Everyone expected him to […]
June 13, 2015

Laziness or Procrastination? No Matter, Delay no More!

A client asked me why some people work hard and it feels like play; whilst others are drained by it and feel every minute of the effort they put in. At the point of asking they were feeling miserable about how little time they had to get stuff done. I […]
September 17, 2012

Leader or Follower? You need to be good at both!

Are you the person who always ends up taking the initiative, whether it be on team projects, in staff meetings or even at family gatherings, when really you’d prefer to follow someone else’s lead? The reality is that whether you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower, you […]