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 […]

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%, […]

I’ll Believe it When I See it!

In almost every workshop I run, someone will raise their requirement for empirical evidence or “solid proof” before they will commit to applying the tools and techniques that will bring them benefit. We often desire more evidence that something will work before we are prepared to commit resources to it. Being willing to trust something […]

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 […]

Debunking The Myths Often Believed by Those Leading In the Middle

Before we delve into the myths I want to remind you of Law #2 in the “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”. Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. John C Maxwell You can influence anyone at any time in any situation. Your level of influence with that individual will determine how ‘easily’ you influence them […]

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 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 […]

The secret Keys to Getting (the right) Stuff Done

I am an excellent procrastinator! I can put things off for absolutely no better reason than I don’t feel like doing them right now. Of course, I have plenty of excellent excuses, and I believe all of them. [player] Spreadsheet you can use to implement the five secret keys Until I choose not to.

How to Bust Stress and Fears

You know that stress is bad for you. Yet you endure it every day. Modern life is stressful. Whether it’s work, your boss, your spouse, your kids, your parents, driving or simply trying to fathom what to eat today. Your life is filled with stressors. So what can you do about it? Imagine you are […]

Breaking Down the Glass Walls. The Biggest Challenges for Tech and Business Leaders in 2017

Mr Downs, the Deputy MD, proudly showed me the top floor of the new office building housing their state of the art computer. The glass walls contained the essential cool and clean air and allowed visitors to gawp at the spinning tapes and flashing lights being attended by white coated techies. It was 1973, and […]