Leadership – Allowing innovation to thrive is not difficult, but it takes guts!

The word innovation is probably used today more than ever in the history of human kind and in most cases it’s used incorrectly. Scott Berkin famously said that people in business don’t even understand what the word innovation means and that we should replace it with terms with more everyday direct meaning like “We want [...]

The Bedrock of Leadership

There are endless books, blogs, vlogs and podcasts on what makes a great leader. Trust me I eat up a lot of what’s out there through my Automobile University. I’m also lucky to have been in leadership roles for many years and I believe there is no substitute for real life experience. Learning from success, [...]

Finding Your Bell!

As I’ve written before in my blogs, and adapting some wise words from Arnold Palmer, “business is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.” If your revenue is higher than your costs then you make money, simple. But how do you continue to do this in a world that’s full of competition, whilst improving what you do, [...]

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 [...]

Your Storyboard

The "Success of Me" Now before you think this is an egotistical blog and stop reading, please be assured this article is not about ‘my’ success but about discovering your success!! Last year, one of my goals was to find an inspiring new job and write a personal plan and career plan for the next [...]

Progress – The Unsung Hero

Happy New Year. It’s been two months since my last blog and I thought I’d start the New Year with a subject that hopefully we can all appreciate for the year ahead! It’s a new year and most us will be setting our own personal goals whilst for some of us it’s a new financial [...]

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. [...]

Have we lost the value of knowledge?

I recently went to a Clever Happenings talk. These are fascinating talks organized by Dr Jason Fox and sponsored by The Centre for Workplace Leadership, with different speakers every month. Jason is fascinating character and if you get the chance to go to his talks please do. The presenter on this occasion was talking about [...]