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My life as an executive coach brings me into contact with some of the brightest minds in business. My blog is a way for me to share some of the more interesting, insightful and inspirational content available.
08 Oct

Are Your Meetings Inspiring?

It is time yours become meetings worth attending; ones which make effective, consensual decisions. Sadly too few are! Do read Al Pittampalli’s book “Read this before the next meeting&#8…
07 Oct

Are You an Unaccountable Leader?

“It unclear who is accountable for what!” she said in desperation. “Until we know who is responsible, we spend months falling over each other in this matrix mess” said anoth…
02 Oct

Great Speaking Tips 2#. Make it Personal

It is all about them, not you. Equally take your own very personal stories and turn them into benefits for them. Only the strongest and most self assured leaders can be appropriately vulnerable in …
29 Sep

Do You have Unlimited Liability as a Leader?

“As Army officers leading our people into battle in Afghanistan we have an unlimited liability. We have to be prepared for the ultimate sacrifice. We may need to die for our job.” These…
25 Sep

As You Climb the Ladder of Success, Ensure it’s Leaning Against the Right Wall

Andy Faulkner the Head of St Olave’s School, York started a great debate which resurrected this theme. I know far too many leaders who think themselves successful; based on the trappings of p…
20 Sep

Darling’s Revenge on Gordon – Lessons for You

Gordon Brown the ex PM ran “a brutal regime” according to Alistair Darling in his new book ” Back from the Brink”. A manager with “appalling behaviour” an &#8220…
19 Sep

Great Speaking Tip 1: It’s ALL about them not you

Recently I was a keynote speaker at the Christie’s Global Conference in London. I have since become friends with Matthew Ferrara from the USA who was an engaging and animated speaker at that …
30 Aug

Demoralising Your Team 6: Don’t Listen, Act Too Busy

Don’t your team realise how busy you are? Perhaps they will notice by you rushing around and saying “I’ve only got 5 minutes” and “I must dash, I’m late for a me…
28 Aug

How to Demoralise Your Team 5: Steal their ideas and claim the credit

Brilliant ideas and intellectual property (IP) carry great weight in business. What happens when team members bring cutting edge and outstanding ideas to you? Some leaders try extracting all the IP…

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