March 4, 2019

“Just do it!” was the mantra in a young professional service company I worked with some years ago. It was the response to too much talk, too much thinking, too many meetings to discuss possible actions. It made sense at the time, carried risks that at times were quite...

February 4, 2019

This is one of those articles where I could be shooting myself in the foot, as it seems to be attacking the very media I am using to broadcast a viewpoint. However I have to be honest and say that one of my pet dislikes is that little button, obligatory on all social m...

January 10, 2019

As we face a new year we have every reason to be cheerful and hopeful about leadership.

It is easy to stand on the sidelines and criticise our leaders; there are and will always be issues and conflicts within national and world leadership, in organisations where leaders...

December 16, 2018

It started as a silly argument about whether leaders are accountable for something or to someone. I was brought up believing that we are responsible for…. and accountable to ……..I didn’t convince the other party. However I still think I am right.

This got me thinking ab...

November 6, 2018

Is it a good thing that leaders carry out over 60% of their activities every day without thinking about them?

It is a fact of life that our brains automatically downgrade our conscious thoughts and actions to subconscious or unconscious thoughts and actions as soon as i...

September 5, 2018

We’ve always thought that one of the problems with the many theories and models of leadership is that they harbour an implicit belief that all leaders are similar in some way or at least should be. This assumption also appears apparent when we look at leadership develo...

August 13, 2018

When did you last play in your organisation ?  

How often do you leave a meeting room uninspired with the solutions presented? 

Do you need a more positive and energised workforce ?

Organisations are unsure of the concept of ‘play’, as play and work seem to be at opposite...

July 6, 2018

“If less than 10% of your customers judged a product effective and seven out of 10 said they were more confused than enlightened by it, you would drop it, right? So, why don’t more companies drop their annual job- performance reviews?” Timothy D. Schellhardt, (The Wall...

June 14, 2018

Someone said to us recently ‘I don’t really see the connection between leadership and creativity.’  So do leaders need to be creative? 

Leadership should involve bringing an edge to groups in which they are recognised as leaders. It is not just about getting things...

June 4, 2018

You walk along the a busy street avoiding dream walkers with eyes glued to their mobile phones. You work out in an empty, quiet gym and someone wanders in and turns the music channel on full blast with out even a “Do you mind ……?” Your delicate conversation with your b...

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