How To Be A Good Boss

We can all recall a favourite boss we liked or admired and I certainly have one or two people in mind as I write this blog. For those of us who are in management or leadership positions or who aspire to have a management or leadership role, it might be worthwhile to examine what makes […]

Why Creativity and Innovation are Important for Success

I have often heard it said that the company which stands still, dies. This is true for all organisations and for us as individuals. Life is about evolving and adapting to change but for many, it is actually about driving change. There is no doubt that creativity and innovation are primary sources of competitive advantage. […]

Adapting to Change Challenges All Leaders

Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing themselves- Leo Tolstoy. We all know that the one constant in life is change, but dealing with change can make us uncomfortable and can even generate stress. This is because we cannot control everything that impacts our lives so we must learn to cope […]

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 […]