How You Can Get Sacked 1# Low Impulse Control

True Story (names changed). Rachel was so frustrated with her colleagues in the meeting. It had been boiling inside her for weeks now. Ineffectual meetings, lack of honesty, no decisions, no accountability and putting a positive spin on lots of bad news. She...

Have You Forgotten People Risk?

Your teams are frantically managing risk in a deepening recession. They review economic risk, financial risk and commercial risk. But what about People Risk? What are you really doing to mitigate the risk of “executive derailment”, of key managers leaving...

More or Less of a leader?

“A great leader takes more than their share of the blame and less than their share of the credit.” Now that wise addidge can be hard to follow! I can remember, with toe curling embarrassment, the times when I tried to take more than my share of credit, as...

Great Speaking Tips 3# Interact & Connect

It is all about you – not me. If a speaker makes their talk all about them, they miss the point and they fail to connect with you. Your ability to build rapport is the most vital skill you can acquire as a speaker. Exciting research work on neuroscience by...

How Will They Remember You?

“People may forget what you said and what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel!” That powerful quote reminds me of inspiring leaders and the emotional connection these men and women had on me and those around me. It encouraged us to...