Senses leaders must develop in a remote world

Leaders used to manage by ‘walk about’. Now, with remote teams, leader’s have to develop new senses to supplement what they used to see and hear in the physical workplace. In this new world, new senses must be honed and developed. When most interactions are scheduled and when communication is reduced to tinny speakers and […]

How to make 2022 an extraordinary year…

If you’d like to create a powerful 2022, you need to be asking the right questions. Questions change everything… What follows are the powerful questions I take my 121 clients through, to create their best year yet. If you do this alone, here are the rules: Block out half a day. Go somewhere inspiring. Turn […]

How to lead selflessly through Covid-19

A crisis can bring out the best qualities of leader as well as the worse. Through Covid-19, I have seen CEOs step up to support their employees during this pandemic whether for example, by committing to not laying off employees or cutting their salaries.  I have also seen CEO’s make dramatic mistakes, such as excessive […]

Steps to effective listening

One of the things I have to do as a coach/leader is to be a great listener. Sometimes effective listening can be a challenge because, like most people, I can fall into the trap of thinking about my response and how I would like to help the individual with whom I am communicating. One of […]

5 Habits That Will Keep You From Burning Out

As humans are easily distracted. Smartphones, gossip, social media, endless email, mindless web browsing, too much TV, video games, etc. When done in excess, these activities drain you of energy, productivity and ultimately, fulfilment. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are five ways to create an environment for greater success and happiness: Avoid […]

How to Strengthen Your Confidence

There’s an easy test you can take that will tell you whether your venture or project will fail. It’s very simple. All you have to do is ask yourself whether you believe you can do it. If there’s any hesitation in your answer, it’s unlikely you’ll make it. Occasionally questioning your strategy is fine, but […]

How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Nobody is born with limitless self-confidence. If someone seems to have incredible self-confidence, it’s because they have worked on building it for years. Self-confidence is something that you learn to build up because the challenging world of business, and life in general, can deflate it. Here are 5 things you can do to build up […]

How High Growth Companies Make Learning a Habit

Learning is embedded into the culture of all high growth companies. They are able to make consistent progress because learning is a habit for individuals within these organisations. Habits are freeing because they save us from the difficult, energy sapping business of making decisions and exercising our self-control. With about 40% of everyday life shaped […]

Defining your rules of success

Back in my early corporate days, the office I worked in had notice board. On that board generally important information was communicated. One day a member of the team, as a joke, put a copy of Murphy’s Law on it (“If anything can go wrong it will”). That depressing quote stared out at us as […]

How to build your confidence…..

As leaders grow in high growth organisations very often their confidence is challenged, perhaps not surprisingly as they step outside their comfort zones. Building true confidence does take time, but below are five secrets that will rapidly start this process 1. Stop comparing yourself to others. The worst thing you can do is compare yourself […]