10th January 2019

Walk the walk…

7th January 2019

Stop fire fighting so you can stop fire fighting.

I’ve lost count of the number of emails I’ve had from clients saying they can’t look at culture now, they’re too busy solving problems and fire […]
24th December 2018

How to really manage people!

Employees shouldn’t be allowed to do what ever they feel like. People will need managing and supporting. They will need their work to be appraised, but this should be a process of training and improvement, not control and punishment.
26th August 2017

Forget ‘priorities’, you can only have one ‘priority’!

You can actually only ever have one priority. Everything else comes second! Up until as recently as the beginning of the last century, priority was a […]
19th July 2017

What’s really wrong with Donald Trump?

15th July 2016

Preparation! The scouts are right!

How ready are you for opportunities when they arrive. How prepared are you to take an opportunity when it presents itself. Opportunities do not wait long. […]
12th April 2016

Do you want compliance or commitment?

Compliance is not the same as commitment! Compliant people wait to do what they’re told. Then they do precisely what (they think) they were told and […]
26th November 2015

The greatest leader in history?

I've been re-reading a book (Shackleton's Way) that explores Sir Ernest Shackleton's amazing and aptly named Endurance Expedition. Perhaps the greatest heroic failure in history. The Endurance expedition never made it's goal.
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