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 […]

The Elephant and Rider – How to Influence Change

Have you ever wondered why it’s so tough to influence change? Why is it, that with our very best intentions, we still find it difficult to make changes that we know would be good for us? It seems that it’s down to our inner elephant. I’ve borrowed the analogy used by University of Virginia psychologist Jonathan […]

How to Get Unstuck

All through life, Alex has always felt that other people, schoolmates, friends and later colleagues, seemed to have it easier. Dad was never quite satisfied. It was hard to live up to his standards. Aunts and Uncles always knew a cousin who was better, brighter, richer, faster. Alex, like you and me, would like to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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%, […]

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 […]