What Is The ONE Thing You Can Do to be a Better Leader?

When I was a young junior hotel manager, I knew it all. I knew everything about running a hotel, the restaurant, the kitchens, and the rooms. After all, I was studying for a degree in hotel management and had worked in every department. When a member of staff had a problem, I had a solution. […]

Finding Your Goldilocks Zone

Goldilocks is fast asleep when the bears return home. She found her perfect bed, not too big and not too soft. After eating her fill of the perfect porridge that wasnt too hot and wasn’t too sweet. Goldilocks had tested the beds upstairs and fell into a deep sleep. The three bears were none too […]

How to Raise your Level of Influence

“Leadership is influence” according to John C. Maxwell (Maxwell, 2010), and you can raise your level of influence with others. The Five Levels of Influence The higher your level of influence with someone, the easier it is to lead them. The 5 Levels express a way to understand and organise your leadership growth. Each of […]

How to Communicate with Impact and Influence

Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. Your ability to communicate your ideas persuasively is the single greatest skill you need to accomplish your dreams Spreading your ideas in the 21st Century requires a 21st Century model of communication Let me introduce you to HUGS Neuroscience research using brain scans reveals that stories stimulate our brains, enabling the speaker to connect […]

Strive to Leave a Legacy or Chase After the Wind?

Stress! Do you suffer? Of course you do. How much is caused by others and how much do you cause yourself? When you really think on this, you uncover some rather painful truths about stress. Most of it is caused by yourself. Like you. I like to place demands on my performance. Far greater demands […]

Want More Productivity? Take a Break!

My mum would often tell me “all will be well in the morning.” For her, it was just experience and age-old wisdom. All will be well in the morning And things always were better in the morning. Somehow, all the clutter and stress and worry, while, not gone altogether, was, at least more manageable. As […]

e-Learning is dead! Why We Need to Flip The Corporate Classroom Now!

Beyond Blended Learning, today’s leading organisations are flipping the corporate classroom. Are you going to be sidelined? Let’s throw up some startling statistics. The Henley Business School Corporate Learning Survey in 2016 shows that: Desire for online only executive development remains very low at less than 12% Desire for project-based l&D stays steady at 33%, […]

How do I leverage my Influencing Style? The Trust/Respect Matrix

The 15-inch blade flew perilously close to my left ear, and the Chef’s knife thumped into the door behind me. I was told, in no uncertain terms, that my days in his pastry kitchen were over. I couldn’t possibly repeat the actual words, but if you think that Gordon Ramsey cusses, I can assure you […]

What Do You Do When You Can’t Find the Time or Motivation to Grow and Develop

One of biggest issues I hear from programme participants is that they are simply too busy to take time out of their schedule to develop themselves. They get frustrated because they want to get better at some aspect of their leadership capabilities, or their management skills so that they can SAVE the time they currently […]