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...

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...

Do you need a PEP talk?

I hope that you enjoy this uplifting video There is so much that we can learn from our very young children. They are less constrained by anxiety and fear of failure when they are so young. What goes wrong? By the time we become teenagers we are riddled with angst and...

How can you make 2013 your best year yet?

Do you shy away from defining crucial New Year’s Resolutions like: 1. What are your top 3 goals for this year? 2. Who do you want to be this year -so  how will you behave and treat your colleagues? 3. What is your life purpose – why are you here on this...

Crucible Moments that shape you

It’s the admission of your mistakes as a leader that resonate most with those you lead or mentor. Of course it is inspiring to hear stories of you overcoming insurmountable odds, wisely handling conflict and winning through against evil opponents. What is even...

Tell Your Story

As a leader others need to find you credible. Are you worthy of their trust? Why should they be led by you? In the military we gave our lives following leaders and had to be certain they would not lead us to our deaths unnecessarily. To be credible we need to know...

Your Next Job – Give it Meaning & Purpose

Are you living your life on purpose? If not its time to think again. How robust and sustainable is your job? Daniel Pink uses 3 criteria to check this: 1. Can someone else do your job cheaper and faster (in an another country eg India / China)? 2. Can a computer do...