Drive Yourself To Success

Action is the foundational key to all success  – Pablo Picasso. Many successful people argue that performance is always the basis for long-term success. Dedication and hard work are certainly essential parts of the recipe for success but there are other factors at play also. In all cases, however, success is something that one achieves […]

Beware the Cynic

Throughout our lives, some of the people we meet can have a particular influence on our behaviour and attitude. Many of us can recall a relative or close friend who enhanced our mood, made us feel better about ourselves and the world. However, others in our lives may have had the opposite effect, and their […]

Best Managers Prioritise People.

It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, and how you’re led – Steve Jobs. Do you remember a teacher or sports coach you liked and admired? Almost certainly such a person supported and inspired you but also showed he or she valued you. You genuinely felt that you were given recognition as […]

An Achiever’s Checklist For Success.

If you want to start a new business or set out on a new career path you will surely feel inspired and motivated. You will want to be the best you can be about what matters to you and nothing will matter more than your new venture. However, to fulfill your ambition and reach the […]

The Covid Transformation of Business and Leadership

THE  Covid-19 pandemic has become the greatest world-wide challenge since the Second World War and the biggest public health crisis in a century. Its far reaching repercussions have been felt across the world with significant social and economic costs. More developed countries have initiated  stimulus and social protection packages as part of their emergency responses […]

Be Wary of Destination Addiction

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness – Abraham Maslow. As we often look to the future and set our personal and career goals, we know that planning our career or life trajectory is beneficial and is far preferable than drifting along aimlessly. As we seek to […]

The Changing Face of Leadership

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change – Albert Einstein. The global scale of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on lifestyles and economies is still difficult to fully comprehend and quantify. Health security has now become a worldwide priority. As governments struggle to prevent the spread of the virus there is renewed […]

The Traits of Competent Leaders

My lifelong fascination with leadership led me to write my book, Every Leader’s Reality Guide, and leadership also features in many of my published blogs. Over the years I have observed many competent and capable leaders in many walks of life and I wondered what personal characteristics they might have in common. There are different […]

Face the Future but live in the Present.

Across the entire world  we have lived through a difficult and unprecedented year where we have all faced the unprecedented challenges which the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted on our lives and livelihoods. There has been worldwide social upheaval with economic hardships which have impacted on our own lives and the lives of others. Our social […]

Confidence Inspires Success

With the realisation of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world – Dali Lama. Self-confidence and self-esteem play an important role in determining your happiness and success in life and whether or not you exploit your full potential. Self-confidence is about how much you trust your abilities, while self-esteem […]

Leadership and the Polarisation of America

America is divided. That is the clear message from the 2020 presidential election where Joe Biden has already received 75 million votes with  Donald Trump receiving almost 71 million votes. Both men have vastly different leadership styles and display different leadership traits. We know much about Mr.Trump’s leadership style, and over the next four years […]

Developing a Trust Culture in the Workplace

Over the course of our working careers many of  us will experience different workplaces with different work cultures. Notwithstanding how the nature of work is changing our psychological needs in the workplace remain fairly consistent; we crave security and respect. When we work for an organisation we all have some basic needs that need to […]