To the Misfits!

  “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you [...]

Be The Change!

Two months ago on the 7th August I’d been working for 30 years, wow where did that go, and although we all experience leadership aspects of our technical roles, over the past 15 years I’ve grown into true leadership roles and loved every challenge that has been thrown at me. Some have been really tough and [...]

Leadership – The Secret Ingredient

Have you ever worked in a business where you just felt invigorated? Where mundane tasks, which we all have to do at some point in our careers become easier, fun even. When the team bonds, works great together and delivers results beyond expectations. Have you ever wondered what the secret ingredient is that turns a [...]

Great Mentoring – It’s all a Matter of Time

I need to kick off this latest blog by saying that I truly believe in the power of great mentoring. Everyone and their dog seems to have an opinion on mentoring at the moment, but I thought I’d give you my personal perspective and how it’s changing my life. Last week I was very lucky [...]

The Confidence of Doing

In my recent blog, Progress - The Unsung Hero Read Here, I looked at how making progress was the key to hitting targets and goals. That with progress comes a sense of achievement which ignites emotions and motivation and helps drive our psyche to do more, to achieve more. Obviously I truly believe this and [...]

Leading Through Their Eyes

I recently attended a Creative Mornings talk and saw Dr Addie Wooten, CEO of Smiling Minds, talking about Empathy. It was a fascinating presentation, especially when she showed a video from Brene Brown Watch Here.  In my opinion, to be a great leader you really have to understand what drives people’s decision making and behaviours. [...]

Promoting Incompetence

  Have you ever joined a new company or a new department and met the manager you reported to, excited by the new challenge. At first there is obvious respect to work with them, to learn from them. Time goes by and some of the decision making from the boss seems a little odd, random [...]