Author: Jonathan Bowman-Perks

Global Leadership Coach to: Chairman, CEOs & Executive Boards. Top 2% of Global Podcasters, Leadership Mentor & Team CoachJonathan thrives supporting early growth businesses and Tech Companies; focussing on personal behaviour and future business results. You will gain a high return on investing in your own and your team’s development. His vocation has been shaped by his Father’s heroic leadership role modelling and his untimely death, as a British Royal Navy fast jet Pilot. Jonathan’s life calling is to inspire you and your team to: find and live your “True North”, unlock your potential and make a difference via your business.Leaders say they experience 3 specific benefits from working with Jonathan: they find greater meaning and purpose for themselves and those they lead, they learn to encourage independent, finest thinking and innovation - leading to faster, sustainable business results. Jonathan is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), Virtual Team Facilitator, motivational speaker, philanthropist, pragmatic philosopher and author. As top 2% Globally ranked Podcaster and Key Person of Influence (KPI) he focuses on current and aspiring CEOs, senior executives and their teams in every possible sector. No challenge is too hard.

Are you too busy to think?

You are paid to think, not to be busy – So shorten your meetings to make sufficient space to think. In this manic world in which we work, too many people approach it as if it is a dash to the line before they skid to a halt and finally die. We know from the latest neuroscience studies that people do their finest thinking in an environment of calm, with appreciation from their boss and colleagues,...

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Are You a “Systemic Disturber”?

I have just spend a fascinating couple of hours with Dom Burch the Senior Director for Marketing and Innovation at Asda Walmart. Dom writes an excellent blog that I thoroughly recommend http://domburch.blogspot.co.uk Dom is a very talented leader with the rare talent of being a “systemic disturber”.  He likes to challenge the way things are done around here and relook at marketing from...

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Are You a Challenger or a Bystander?

We are still seeing some unhealthy and toxic behaviours in our most famous organisations.  I am concerned that this is particularly the case in are number of global financial organisations. Why don’t people get it? If you want a culture change programme, with healthy inspiring leadership behaviours, then it should not be left to HR alone to implement that programme. You the leader have to...

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“Disturb Me, Please” – time to think differently

I have been inspired my the writings of Margaret J Wheatley which I attach a short article of hers below. Disturb Me, Please! The Works: Your Source to Being Fully Alive, Summer 2000If we are people exploring the unknown, if we are to be the pioneers and discoverers of the new world, then I’d like us to notice the presence of some essential but unusual companions. One of our greatest friends...

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What does the “Lie in LIBOR” mean for you?

Perhaps you think The lies in the LIBOR scandal doesn’t affect you? The CEO and chairman resign, 13 employees disciplined and five dismissed at Barclays, 25 bankers were forced to leave UBS and others disciplined and dismissed in RBS. US $1.5 billion Fines for UBS,  Barclays fined US $464 million and RBS fine even bigger and running into many millions of Dollars with at least 13 other banks...

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So you think integrity is a nice to have?

How corrosive do you think a lack of integrity is for a company? Here are some recent examples that I have come across: 1. Senior executives who overlook dishonesty in their staff, as long as those individual delivers and makes money. 2. Bosses who are too focused on their own financial package and benefits to be concerned about motivating their own staff. 3. Petty arguments between board members...

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You need courageous employees not more rules and regulations to tackle corruption

Many Thanks to Peter Neville Lewis and his South African colleague, Wendy Addison, Founder of  Speak  Out – Speak Up  for the powerful words below.  I have reproduced this from his wonderful blog which I recommend: http://www.principledconsulting.biz/blog Wendy was the whistle blowing Corporate Treasurer at Leisure Net, a major corporate accounting scandal in South Africa, back in 2000, which...

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How can you create a high performing team?

What is it that will make your team high-performing; while others are merely average? Your key ingredient to inspiring leadership within your team, who in turn inspire others is to build strong, trusting relationships. Too many senior leaders mistakenly believe that they need to be smarter and more knowledgeable than their direct reports. Helpful, yet wrong! What you really need is to be genuinely...

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